Compare 2016 Volvo S60 vs 2016 BMW 3-Series

2016 Volvo S60
2016 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Drive-E
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Drive-E 26 38 $32,101 $34,150
4-Door Sedan AWD T5 20 29 $33,511 $35,650
4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Drive-E Premier 26 38 $34,592 $36,800
4-Door Sedan AWD T5 Premier 20 29 $36,002 $38,300
4-Door Sedan FWD T6 Drive-E 23 33 $37,083 $39,450
4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Drive-E R-Design Special Edition 26 38 $37,506 $39,900
4-Door Sedan FWD T6 Drive-E Platinum 23 33 $40,702 $43,300
4-Door Sedan T5 Platinum 20 28 $41,078 $43,700
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 R-Design 18 27 $41,548 $44,200
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 Drive-E R-Design 22 31 $41,736 $44,400
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 R-Design Platinum 18 27 $44,838 $47,700
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 Drive-E R-Design Platinum 22 31 $45,026 $47,900
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 Polestar 18 27 $55,742 $59,300
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4-Door Sedan RWD 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $31,000 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $31,000 $33,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,840 $35,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,840 $35,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 22 34 $35,780 $38,350
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,780 $38,350
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,780 $38,350
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 42 $37,160 $39,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 34 $37,620 $40,350
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 34 $37,620 $40,350
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 30 40 $39,000 $41,850
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 34 $39,740 $42,650
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 34 $40,060 $43,000
4-Door Sedan Plug-In Hybrid RWD 330e 28 36 $40,705 $43,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 30 40 $41,120 $44,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 340i 22 33 $42,635 $45,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 340i 22 33 $42,635 $45,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 340i xDrive 22 33 $44,475 $47,800
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 340i xDrive 22 33 $44,475 $47,800
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $45,765 $49,200
4-Door Sedan 17 26 $58,920 $63,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,101
$31,000
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,150
$33,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$569 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Already appealing for its good looks and outstanding safety ratings, the 2016 Volvo S60 grows in interesting ways with the long-wheelbase Inscription and Cross Country soft off-roader. The 2016 BMW 3-Series delivers outstanding performance and comfort in a tastefully understated package.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.6
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)
182.5 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 61.9
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 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50VR17 P225/55VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5600 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/120 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo S60 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.3
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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