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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Volvo XC60 Review

New 2021 BMW X3

2021 BMW
X3

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New 2020 Volvo XC60

2020 Volvo
XC60

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MSRP*
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$43,000 to $56,600
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$40,150 to $52,650
Invoice* $40,490 to $53,140 $37,741 to $49,491
MPG - City 21 - 25 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
The BMW X3 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volvo XC60, with comparable head- and legroom. The BMW X3 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC60.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X3 as you will with the Volvo XC60, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 X3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC60. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X3 and the Volvo XC60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 is about the same width as the Volvo XC60. When looking at overall length, the BMW X3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC60.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo XC60.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC60, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC60 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 has a lot less horsepower than the Volvo XC60.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 and the Volvo XC60.

Warranty
The BMW X3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC60.