Compare 2019 BMW 3-Series vs 2019 Volvo V60

2019 BMW 3-Series
2019 Volvo V60
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330i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,720 $45,400
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,350 $45,000
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $48,165 $51,250
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T5 FWD Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
V60 T5 FWD Momentum 24 36 $36,566 $38,900
V60 T5 FWD R-Design 24 36 $41,266 $43,900
V60 T6 AWD Inscription 21 31 $46,436 $49,400
V60 T6 AWD Momentum 21 31 $40,796 $43,400
V60 T6 AWD R-Design 21 31 $45,496 $48,400

2019 Volvo V60 vs. 2019 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

Once upon a time, station wagons were the family car of choice. Today, they’re mostly lost in a sea of crossover SUVs with a commanding view of the road ahead. The 2019 Volvo V60 and 2019 BMW 3-Series are two of the last wagons, and you’d better act fast if Bavaria’s finest wagon is on your shopping list. BMW has indicated that it won’t follow up with a new 3-Series wagon next year.

Both the V60 and the 3-Series are solid choices with plenty of compelling reasons to lure buyers away from crossover SUVs that share showroom space at Volvo and BMW dealers.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,935
$36,566
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,250
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$671 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come. The 2019 Volvo V60 is the rational choice in a market of irrational crossover SUV temptations.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 56.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 187.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 63.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 22.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 50.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 23.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 40.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 23.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 71.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 40.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.7
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P225/50VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 3955
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 1550 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 250 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.03
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.67
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 3.08
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 4.01
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Volvo V60
Body Style
Sedan Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.3
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 165
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1650
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210
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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