Compare 2020 BMW X3 vs 2020 Volvo XC60

2020 BMW X3
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M40i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 M40i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 27 $52,485 $55,900
X3 sDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 25 29 $39,515 $41,950
X3 xDrive30e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $45,650 $48,550
X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 24 29 $41,375 $43,950
X3 M Competition Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $72,015 $76,900
X3 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $65,505 $69,900
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T5 AWD Inscription
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 T5 AWD Inscription 20 27 $46,201 $49,150
XC60 T5 AWD Momentum 20 27 $39,903 $42,450
XC60 T5 AWD R-Design 20 27 $46,201 $49,150
XC60 T5 FWD Inscription 22 29 $44,039 $46,850
XC60 T5 FWD Momentum 22 29 $37,741 $40,150
XC60 T5 FWD R-Design 22 29 $44,039 $46,850
XC60 T6 AWD Inscription 20 27 $49,491 $52,650
XC60 T6 AWD Momentum 20 27 $43,193 $45,950
XC60 T6 AWD R-Design 20 27 $49,491 $52,650
XC60 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Inscription N/A N/A $57,011 $60,650
XC60 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Momentum N/A N/A $50,713 $53,950
XC60 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Polestar N/A N/A $65,330 $69,500
XC60 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid R-Design N/A N/A $57,011 $60,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,485
$46,201
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,900
$49,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$932 / month
$819 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW X3 is excellent at delivering what crossover buyers want: luxury, capability, and a prestigious badge attached. The 2020 Volvo XC60 delivers all the feel and substance of a luxury car, without any ostentatious attitude.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 56.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 38
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 112.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 184.6
Height, Overall (in)
66 65.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
28.7 17.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.7 17.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 30.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 68.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 12.6
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)
13.7 13.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4317 4105
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 1520 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 5800 250 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.03
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Volvo XC60
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
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
7.8 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
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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2020 BMW X3
  • 2020 BMW X3s available; 2021s arriving
  • Incentive: $1,000 college grad
  • Finance: 0.9% + $2,500 APR credit
  • Lease: From $429 for 36 months
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2020 Volvo XC60
  • 2021 XC60 arriving; 2020s selection still healthy
  • Factory rebate up to $4,500 on 2020s; $2,000 on 2021s
  • Lease a 2020 from $395 for 36 months
  • 0% APR for up to 60 months + up to $3,000 bonus
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