Compare 2014 Volvo S60 vs 2014 BMW 3-Series

2014 Volvo S60
2014 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan T5 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 AWD 20 29 $32,336 $34,400
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 FWD 21 30 $30,456 $32,400
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Platinum AWD 20 29 $37,835 $40,250
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Platinum FWD 21 30 $35,955 $38,250
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier AWD 20 29 $34,686 $36,900
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier FWD 21 30 $32,806 $34,900
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier Plus AWD 20 29 $35,297 $37,550
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier Plus FWD 21 30 $33,417 $35,550
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 AWD 18 25 $36,895 $39,250
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Platinum AWD 18 25 $40,044 $42,600
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Premier Plus AWD 18 25 $37,506 $39,900
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design AWD 18 25 $40,138 $42,700
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design Platinum AWD 18 25 $42,958 $45,700
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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,336
$30,130
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,400
$32,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$573 / month
$546 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volvo S60 offers safe, well-crafted design, and runs the gamut from comfortable and quiet to flamboyant and edgy. The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
25.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 13
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.3
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)
11.9 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.8 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3702 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5400 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 1800 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/154 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 36
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S60 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 6.4 (Est)
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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