BMW X3 2017 vs Volvo XC60 2017

2017 - 2021
Volvo XC60
2017 - 2019
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Body: Crossover / SUVCrossover / SUV
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 3.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.
Power: 265 HP235 HP
Torque: 620 NM480 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.8 seconds7.2 seconds
BMW X3 engine produces 30 HP more power than Volvo XC60, whereas torque is 140 NM more than Volvo XC60. Thanks to more power BMW X3 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.4 seconds faster.
Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.75.5
Real fuel consumption: 7.6 l/100km7.6 l/100km
By specification BMW X3 consumes 0.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo XC60, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the BMW X3 could require 30 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 65 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1140 km in combined cycle1090 km in combined cycle
1220 km on highway1150 km on highway
850 km with real consumption780 km with real consumption
Average engine lifespan: 390'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a BMW X3 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 8 years7 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 6 other car models, including BMW 5 sērija, BMW X5, BMW 7 sērija, BMW X6, BMW 6 sērijaInstalled on at least 4 other car models, including Volvo XC90, Volvo S90, Volvo V90, Volvo V90 Cross Country
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. BMW X3 might be a better choice in this respect.
Length: 4.71 m4.69 m
Width: 1.89 m2.00 m
Height: 1.68 m1.66 m
Both cars are similar in size. BMW X3 is 2 cm longer than the Volvo XC60, 11 cm narrower, while the height of BMW X3 is 2 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 550 litres505 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1600 litres1432 litres
BMW X3 has 45 litres more trunk space than the Volvo XC60. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in BMW X3 (by 168 litres).
Turning diameter: 12 meters11.4 meters
The turning circle of the BMW X3 is 0.6 metres more than that of the Volvo XC60, which means BMW X3 can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`5002`520
Volvo XC60 scores higher in safety tests. The Volvo XC60 scores significantly higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.

According to annual technical inspection data BMW X3 has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than Volvo XC60, so Volvo XC60 quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 41 20036 000
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
  • timing belt engine
  • higher safety
  • better safety assist technologies
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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