BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon VS. Volvo V60 Comparison

Volvo V60 For SaleThanks for checking out our BMW 3 Series vs. Volvo V60 wagon page! The days of wood-veneer wagons are (thankfully) long gone. Modern performance wagons offer families a refreshing solution to the burdensome bulk of an SUV with plenty of capability and distinctive style. Of course, we have our favorite, but we'll show you some of the critical differences line by line so that you can determine which wagon has more value and functionality for you. Click through to our new Volvo V60 inventory and find your favorite, or keep scrolling to learn a little more about the impressive secrets that Volvo Cars has in store for you.

BMW 3 Series vs. Volvo V60 Wagon: A Study of Size

One thing is for sure. You don't need a performance wagon because you're looking for a compact car. You need space. Visibility. Performance. And versatility. Fortunately, that's just what Volvo Cars had in mind with the "V" nameplate. The "V" in Volvo V60 stands for versatility. Plainly, you can do more with more space. The Volvo V60 stretches to 187.4" overall, where the BMW 3 Series only offers 182.8" total length. The simple math indicates that almost anywhere you look, you'll find more room for pets, beach chairs, riding boots, groceries, extra sunscreen, handy wipes, empty latte cups, first-aid kits, school bags, briefcases, snowboards, "special rocks," and other assorted treasures with the spacious Volvo V60. In the cargo area alone, the Volvo V60 offers 23.2 cubic feet over the 3 Series' 17.5 cubes. What's the difference of about five cubic feet, you ask? That's the average size of a bathtub.

BMW 3 Series vs. Volvo V60 Wagon: Power & Performance

Let's compare apples to apples for a moment. The BMW wagon comes with AWD and a 2.0L turbo that produces 248 horsepower. The 3series wagon also offered a diesel, but that engine only gave drivers 180 horsepower. The Volvo V60, on the other hand, offers a 2.0L turbocharged engine with 250 horsepower with FWD standard and AWD available on the Volvo V60 Cross Country. Additionally, a bespoke performance edition of the Volvo V60 is available from Polestar. This model gives you 415 horsepower, eAWD, tunable suspension, a racing chassis, Brembo brakes, and a signature luxury interior specific to the model. The Volvo V60 offers an off-road suspension lift on the Cross Country trim. The BMW doesn't. The Volvo V60 offers an incredibly powerful electrified version. The BMW doesn't. The Volvo V60 offers standard adaptive LED headlights. The BMW doesn't. We can keep this up. But you get the idea.

BMW 3 Series vs. Volvo V60 Wagon: Price

The Volvo V60 edges the Bimmer out of this category, too. But it's important to note some key differences. The entry point on the BMW wagon is around $45,0001 while you can slide into a Volvo V60 at about $40,950.1 The obvious line of thought is that since you're paying more for the BMW wagon, you should be getting more. But you're not. The Volvo V60 gives you leather, standard. The BMW wagon doesn't (here we go again). The Volvo V60 gives you lane-keep assistance and blind-spot monitoring standard. The BMW wagon doesn't. The Volvo V60 comes with larger premium wheels, makes all custom colors available, offers three powertrain options (including a Hybrid), and has remote-start with climate control. Yeah. You know that last part, by now. So in terms of the Volvo V60 price comparison, are we really comparing it to anything?

Whoops. We Forgot To Tell You Something Pretty Important

We were so caught up in outlining the crucial differences between these two vehicles that we forgot to mention one glaring difference: the BMW 3 Series wagon is no longer available in the USA. Why is that? One can only speculate, but from where we're standing, it looks like the ultimate driving machine might have fallen short on some critical components with regard to what makes a performance wagon a performance wagon. We hope that you've found our BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon comparison page helpful and understand implicitly if you'd like to jump right to our Volvo V60 lease offers!

2021 Volvo V60 Wagon

2019 BMW 3-Series Wagon

MSRP $40,950 $45,000
Engine 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower 250 HP @ 5500 248 HP @ 5200
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
DriveTrain FWD AWD
MPG/Fuel Economy
Highway MPG 34 mpg 33 mpg
City MPG 23 mpg 23 mpg
Combined MPG 27 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.9 gallons 15.8 gallons
Suspension Specs
Tire Size 18" 17"
Front Suspension Double Wishbone Strut
Rear Suspension Multi-Link Multi-Link
Colors Available
Exterior Colors 8 2
Interior Colors 3 3
Bluetooth Connectivity Standard Standard
WiFi Hotspot Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Navigation System Standard Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Standard
Climate Control Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Not Available
Safety Features
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Standard Optional
Brake Assist Standard Standard
Lane Departure Warning Standard Standard
US NHTSA Crash Rating 5 stars 5 stars
Manufacuture Warranty
Basic 4 years / 50,000 miles 4 years / 50,000 miles
Drivetrain 4 years / 50,000 miles 4 years / 50,000 miles
Maintenance 3 years / 36,000 miles 3 years / 36,000 miles
Roadside Assistance 4 years / Unlimited Miles 4 years / Unlimited Miles

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