Compare 2019 Volvo V60 vs 2019 BMW 3-Series

2019 Volvo V60
2019 BMW 3-Series
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T5 FWD Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 FWD Momentum 24 36 $36,566 $38,900
T6 AWD Momentum 21 31 $40,796 $43,400
T5 FWD R-Design 24 36 $41,266 $43,900
T6 AWD R-Design 21 31 $45,496 $48,400
T6 AWD Inscription 21 31 $46,436 $49,400
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Sedan 330i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 330i 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 330i xDrive 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,350 $45,000
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,720 $45,400
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 29 $48,165 $51,250

2019 Volvo V60 vs. 2019 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

Once upon a time, station wagons were the family car of choice. Today, they’re mostly lost in a sea of crossover SUVs with a commanding view of the road ahead. The 2019 Volvo V60 and 2019 BMW 3-Series are two of the last wagons, and you’d better act fast if Bavaria’s finest wagon is on your shopping list. BMW has indicated that it won’t follow up with a new 3-Series wagon next year.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,566
$37,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$40,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$671 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Volvo V60 is the rational choice in a market of irrational crossover SUV temptations. The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
113.1 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 71.9
Liftover Height (in)
22.7 -
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.3
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 185.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
40.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
71.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 17
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3955 3582
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
760 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5500 255 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 295 @ 1550
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/120 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 (Est) 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 (Est) 36
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.82
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 3.36
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.64
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 2.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.17
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.32
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo V60 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.8
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 3-Series arriving; 2018s in stock
  • Rebate: No standard cash incentives
  • Financing: 4.55% APR for 60 months + Up to $1,750
  • Lease: From $299 for 36 months
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