Compare 2019 Volvo S60 vs 2018 BMW 3-Series

2019 Volvo S60
2018 BMW 3-Series
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T5 FWD Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 FWD Momentum 24 36 $33,652 $35,800
T6 AWD Momentum 21 32 $37,882 $40,300
T5 FWD R-Design 24 36 $39,386 $41,900
T5 FWD Inscription 24 36 $40,326 $42,900
T6 AWD R-Design 21 32 $43,616 $46,400
T6 AWD Inscription 21 32 $44,556 $47,400
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid R-Design N/A N/A $51,136 $54,400
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Inscription N/A N/A $52,076 $55,400
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Sedan 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 320i 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
Sedan South Africa 320i 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
Sedan 320i xDrive 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
Sedan South Africa 320i xDrive 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
Sedan 330i 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan South Africa 330i 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 328d 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
Sedan 330i xDrive 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan South Africa 330i xDrive 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan 328d xDrive 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
Plug-In Hybrid 330e iPerformance N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
Sports Wagon 328d xDrive 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
Sedan 340i 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
Sedan South Africa 340i 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
Sedan 340i xDrive 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
Sedan South Africa 340i xDrive 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,652
$32,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,800
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$597 / month
$582 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Volvo S60 hits a sport-sedan sweet spot, somewhere between nurturing and overbearing. The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 56.3
Wheelbase (in)
113.1 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.3 71.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 13
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P225/50VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3657 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 170
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5500 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 35
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S60 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 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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2019 Volvo S60
  • 2019 S60 all-new and selling well
  • $1,000 loyalty or conquest bonus available
  • Lease from $319 for 36 months
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2018 BMW 3-Series
  • 2018 3-Series in stock; 2019s arriving
  • Rebate: $2,500 APR credit
  • Financing: 4.49% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $319 for 36 months

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