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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

MSRP*: $49,600
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2021 Volvo
XC60

MSRP*: $41,700 to $55,000
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Invoice* $46,630 $39,198 to $51,700
MPG - City Info not available 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.4 ft3 63.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 180 hp 258 - 330 hp
Towing Capacity 4,409 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 38.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

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

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). Whether you pick the BMW X3 PHEV or the Volvo XC60, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 X3 PHEV carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volvo XC60.

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

Handling
The BMW X3 PHEV 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 PHEV is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC60 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 PHEV has a lot less horsepower than the Volvo XC60.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the BMW X3 PHEV and the Volvo XC60 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 PHEV and the Volvo XC60. The BMW X3 PHEV has less cargo space than the Volvo XC60, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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