Compare 2012 BMW X3 vs 2012 Volvo XC60

2012 BMW X3
2012 Volvo XC60
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $34,130 $37,100
X3 AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $39,285 $42,700
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AWD 4-Door 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L 17 23 $37,083 $39,450
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L Platinum 17 23 $41,266 $43,900
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L Premier Plus 17 23 $38,728 $41,200
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design 17 23 $41,078 $43,700
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Platinum 17 23 $45,261 $48,150
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Premier Plus 17 23 $42,723 $45,450
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L PZEV 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum PZEV 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier PZEV 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L PZEV 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum PZEV 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier PZEV 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,130
$37,083
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,100
$39,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$658 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
A great-looking crossover with its most carlike performance yet, the BMW X3 also has more interior room and better materials than before. The 2012 Volvo XC60 is an attractive, well-designed family luxury vehicle, with a class-leading roster of innovative safety and tech features.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 99
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 9.1
Length, Overall (in)
183.0 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 45.9
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 70.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.5 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)
19.4 30.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.1 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)
13.0 x 0.8 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr 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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 38.4
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R17 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/55R17 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
794 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5291 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 4236
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2750-4000 325 @ 1500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/180
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 6600 300 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.56
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Volvo XC60
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Joint Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 (2011)
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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