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2014 BMW i3 vs. 2015 Volvo S60 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo S60 than the BMW i3, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW i3 and the Volvo S60 in the front seats.

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 i3 is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo S60. 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 i3 and the Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW i3 is much slimmer than the Volvo S60, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW i3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volvo S60.

Drivetrain
The BMW i3 has much less torque than the Volvo S60, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The BMW i3 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volvo S60, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW i3 is significantly less powerful than the Volvo S60. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW i3 has less seating than the Volvo S60, making the Volvo S60 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW i3 as you will in the Volvo S60.

Warranty
The BMW i3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.

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2014 BMW
i3

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MSRP*: $41,350 - $45,200

2015 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*: $33,300 - $45,700
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City MPG: -- 19 - 25
Highway MPG: -- 28 - 37
Engine(s): 170-hp, (electric) Inline-4, Inline-5, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $38,040 - $41,585 $31,302 - $42,958

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