2017 Volvo V60 vs. Its Competition

2017 Volvo V60
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The BMW 3-Series still manages to be the European "wagon of record" even though its price has inflated well beyond reasonable.

It can be more opulently equipped—if your pockets are deep enough.

Audi's Allroad models compete well against the V60 Cross Country models, although both are significantly pricier than a Subaru Outback—which we like very much.

The new Golf Alltrack boasts all-wheel drive for the first time this year—but so does the Golf SportWagen base model, which clocks in $2,000 cheaper.

The XC60 might get cross-shopped more against the V60 but all-wheel drive is fully $5,000 more in the XC60—why?

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2017 Volvo V60 wagon is practical and spacious, with some of the best seats in the business. Trust us—no really, trust us—this is just as capable as an SUV.
6.7
The 2017 BMW M3 is a track-ready sports sedan with an unblemished pedigree that announces to the world: "Ask me what DTM means."
8.0
The 2017 Subaru Outback is a worthy competitor to many SUVs on capability alone—factor in price and it should be a no-brainer.
7.0
The 2017 Volvo XC60 is a near-luxury contender at near-luxury prices. Its safety might be its biggest strong suit, which it rightly deserves.
MSRP From   
$36,150$33,450$25,645$40,950
Gas Mileage   
20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class   
Mid-Size Station WagonCompact CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name   
T5 FWD320i Sedan2.5iT5 FWD Dynamic
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
WagonSedanSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2017 Volvo V60 vs. 2017 BMW 3-Series2017 Volvo V60 vs. 2017 Subaru Outback2017 Volvo V60 vs. 2017 Volvo XC60