2016 Volvo V60 vs. Its Competition

2017 Volvo V60 Edition

The BMW 3-Series continues to set the standard for luxury compact performance, but it's much more expensive. The Audi Allroad brings added ground clearance and quattro sophistication, but the crossover-like cladding and ride height may not be what V60 buyers want. The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen has a brand that's even less prestigious than the Volvo's, but costs less and offers a diesel option. The Volvo XC60 is the more practical version of the V60, with much more cargo room and family-friendliness.

2017 Volvo V60 Edition2016 Volvo V60
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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2016 Volvo V60 is ideal for buyers who want a sport sedan with more practicality—or a crossover with more athletic moves.
8.2
The 2016 BMW 3-Series delivers outstanding performance and comfort in a tastefully understated package.
8.8
The 2016 Volvo XC60 remains a luxury-SUV contender, though a plethora of powertrains and options can take the $36,000 base price well over $50,000.
MSRP From  
$36,150$33,150$36,600
Gas Mileage  
18 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class  
Mid-Size Station WagonCompact CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name  
4-Door Wagon T5 Drive-E FWD4-Door Sedan 320i RWDFWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
WagonSedanSport Utility
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2016 Volvo V60 vs. 2016 BMW 3-Series2016 Volvo V60 vs. 2016 Volvo XC60