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2014 BMW 328d vs. 2015 Volvo XC70 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 328d offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volvo XC70 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The BMW 328d will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC70.

Convenience
With the BMW 328d you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volvo XC70, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 328d is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo XC70. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 328d and the Volvo XC70 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 328d is much slimmer than the Volvo XC70, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 328d, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volvo XC70.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 328d doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo XC70.

Handling
The BMW 328d has about the same turning radius as the Volvo XC70, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 328d is significantly less powerful than the Volvo XC70. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 328d and the Volvo XC70. The BMW 328d has significantly less cargo room than the Volvo XC70, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 328d comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC70.

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2014 BMW
328d

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MSRP*: $42,950

2015 Volvo
XC70

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MSRP*: $35,400 - $45,650
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% --
City MPG: 31 17 - 24
Highway MPG: 43 24 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $39,515 $33,276 - $42,911

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