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2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe vs. 2020 Volvo S60 Review

New 2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe

2020 BMW
228 Gran Coupe

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New 2020 Volvo S60

2020 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*
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$37,500
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$36,050 to $47,400
Invoice* $35,375 $33,887 to $44,556
MPG - City 23 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 33 32 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo S60 than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Volvo S60 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Volvo S60 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 228 Gran Coupe and the Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 228 Gran Coupe is much slimmer than the Volvo S60, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW 228 Gran Coupe is slightly shorter than the Volvo S60, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo S60.

Handling
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe has about the same turning radius as the Volvo S60, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Volvo S60. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 228 Gran Coupe as you will in the Volvo S60.

Warranty
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.