Compare 2010 BMW X3 vs 2010 Volvo XC60

2010 BMW X3
2010 Volvo XC60
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AWD 4-Door 30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door 30i 17 24 $35,740 $38,850
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AWD 4-Door 3.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0T 16 21 $34,968 $37,200
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0T R-Design w/Moonroof 16 21 $39,057 $41,550
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0T w/Moonroof 16 21 $34,968 $37,200
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L 16 22 $30,451 $32,395
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L w/Moonroof 16 22 $30,451 $32,395
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L 18 27 $30,451 $32,395
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L w/Moonroof 18 27 $30,451 $32,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,740
$34,968
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,850
$37,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$620 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 BMW X3 beats other luxury crossovers in handling and gutsy performance, but it's still less satisfying than BMW's own 3-Series wagon. The 2010 Volvo XC60 brings unexpected style and a heavy dose of safety technology to families with all-weather needs.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 9.1
Length, Overall (in)
179.9 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 45.9
Height, Overall (in)
65.9 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.1 109.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 70.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.0 67.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 38.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.0 30.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
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)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4012 4174
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 295 @ 1500 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/175
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 281 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbo Gas I6
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.50 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Volvo XC60
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Pivot NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Central Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4

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