Volvo S60 vs BMW 3 Series: See Which Luxury Sedan Beats the Competition

Volvo S60 vs BMW 3 Series
If you’re in the market for a new luxury sedan in the Bergen County NJ and Rockland County NY area, you’re probably doing some comparative shopping. When it comes to power, fuel efficiency, comfort,and safety – here is how the Volvo S60 compares to the BMW 3 Series.

BMW 3 Series vs Volvo S60
What’s under the hood?
When it comes to power, the new Volvo S60 packs more horses under the hood with its 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower. That’s 60 more than the BMW 3 Series that comes equipped with a standard 2.0L turbocharged engine that produces 180 horsepower.

Even the 3 Series's most powerful engine, the 3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder, only delivers 320 horsepower. That doesn't quite step up to the Volvo D60's 2.0L direct-injected turbocharged & supercharge 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 362 horsepower.

Volvo S60 BMW 3 Series Comparison
More horsepower doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fuel efficiency for power. The Volvo S60 achieves up to an EPA-estimated 26/36/29 mpg city/highway/combined compared to the 23/35/27 mpg city/highway/combined the BMW 3 Series will get you. That’s more time on the road, and less stops at the pumps.

North New Jersey residents who are constantly having to travel in changing weather conditions to NYC or other parts of the state will find the advantages of the front wheel-drive Volvo S60 over the rear wheel-drive BMW 3 Series. Front wheel-drive vehicles not only improve traction in the snow, but frees up space inside the vehicle.

Volvo S60 Interior
Inside the luxurious cabin of the Volvo S60, you will find top-of-the-line materials that offer premium comfort to all five-passengers, including high performance audio system, sport seats with power lumbar support for the front seats and electronic climate control. And when it comes to interior space, the S60 offers 57" of shoulder room in the first row, while the BMW 3 Series offers only 55.1" and that means you'll feel more cramped if you go German.

Volvo S60 City Safety
When it comes to safety, the Volvo S60 offers an array of standard and available safety features that helps protects its passengers and those around you. City Safety auto-braking technology comes standard, technology that the BMW 3 Series doesn’t offer at all.

Blind Spot Information System and Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake is available in the Volvo S60, thought not available in the BMW 3 Series. These 3 features are designed to prevent accidents from happening whether it's driving around town or on highways like the NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, Route 46 or I-80.

Volvo S60 Auto Dimming Rearview MirrorAuto dimming rear view mirrors are beneficial in eliminating the glare of headlights coming from vehicles from behind, allowing the driver to safely focus on the road ahead.

The Volvo S60 comes standard with an auto-dimming rear view mirror, while in the BMW 3 Series it will cost you extra. 

Now that you have seen some of the great features that the Volvo S60 has to offer over the BMW 3 Series, head to Volvo Cars Ramsey and test drive one for yourself. The S60 offers a range of S60 personalities, we can help you find the one for you.

Choose from:
  • S60 Dynamic, Sporty
  • S60 Inscription, Luxuriously Spacious
  • S60 Cross Country, Rugged yet Refined
  • S60 R-Design, Peak Performance
  • S60 Polestar, From Track to Road
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