Compare 2016 BMW X3 vs 2016 Volvo XC60

2016 BMW X3
2016 Volvo XC60
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,555 $42,450
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $38,175 $40,950
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 27 $43,555 $46,800
X3 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $36,335 $38,950
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AWD 4-Door T5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 AWD 4-Door T5 19 26 $35,814 $38,100
XC60 AWD 4-Door T5 Platinum 19 26 $42,911 $45,650
XC60 AWD 4-Door T5 Premier 19 26 $38,869 $41,350
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 17 23 $40,091 $42,650
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E 19 27 $40,749 $43,350
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E Platinum 19 27 $44,885 $47,750
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E R-Design 19 27 $44,368 $47,200
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E R-Design Platinum 19 27 $48,222 $51,300
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Platinum 17 23 $44,227 $47,050
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 R-Design 17 23 $44,133 $46,950
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 R-Design Platinum 17 23 $47,987 $51,050
XC60 FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E 23 31 $34,404 $36,600
XC60 FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E Platinum 23 31 $41,501 $44,150
XC60 FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E Premier 23 31 $37,459 $39,850
XC60 FWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E 22 29 $38,869 $41,350
XC60 FWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E Platinum 22 29 $43,005 $45,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,555
$35,814
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,450
$38,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$635 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The stylish 2016 BMW X3 skips the ruggedness thing entirely and instead succeeds in being one of the sportiest and tech-loaded yet fuel-efficient compact crossovers. The 2016 Volvo XC60 remains a luxury-SUV contender, though a plethora of powertrains and options can take the $36,000 base price well over $50,000.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.4
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 41.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 98.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 9.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 109.2
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 67.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 67.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.6 30.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 30.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 44.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 70.4
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)
13 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)
12.9 12.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4230 4251
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 4000 250 @ 5400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1750 266 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.56
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.15
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Volvo XC60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 8.0
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
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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