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

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 NA

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

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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