Compare 2018 BMW 3-Series vs 2018 Volvo V60

2018 BMW 3-Series
2018 Volvo V60
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320i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 320i Sedan 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i Sedan South Africa 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 328d Sedan 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
3 Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
3 Series 330i Sedan 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan South Africa 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
3 Series 340i Sedan 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i Sedan South Africa 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan South Africa 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
M3 CS Sedan 16 22 $91,875 $98,250
M3 Sedan 17 25 $62,345 $66,500
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Polestar AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
V60 Polestar AWD 20 27 $57,904 $61,600
V60 T5 AWD Dynamic 22 33 $37,835 $40,250
V60 T5 FWD Dynamic 25 36 $35,955 $38,250
V60 T6 AWD R-Design Platinum 22 32 $46,154 $49,100
V60 Cross Country T5 AWD 22 30 $39,339 $41,850
V60 Cross Country T5 AWD Platinum 22 30 $42,958 $45,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,955
$57,904
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,900
$61,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$1027 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions. The 2018 Volvo V60 is the practical choice among small luxury cars—and it makes more sense than most SUVs.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 62
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 62.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 182.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 25.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 28
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 43.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 28
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 68.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 14.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/35YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/35YR20
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3790
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 760
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 347 @ 3100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 362 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.81
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.03
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Wagon
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Volvo V60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 8.0
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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