Comparison: 2019 Volvo S60 vs 2019 BMW 3 Series

 

The below comparison places the 2019 Volvo S60 and the 2019 BMW 3 Series against each other to help drivers looking for a luxury sports sedan. The Volvo S60 delivers a comfortable ride with precise steering and advanced driving technologies. Visit Premier Volvo Overland Park to test drive the all-new S60 and experience this beautifully-balanced sedan.

Performance

2019 Volvo S60

The 2019 Volvo S60 is available in four trims: Momentum, Inscription, R-Design, and the Polestar Engineered electric model. Three different engines are available: T5, T6, and the T8 electric motor. The T5 is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, direct-injected turbocharged engine with a front-wheel drivetrain. The T6 utilizes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged engine with all-wheel drive. Both the T5 and T6 are paired with an eight-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission. The T5 generates 250-hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque and has an estimated EPA-rating of 36 mpg highway and 24 mpg city. The T6 pumps out 316-hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and has an estimated fuel economy of 32 mpg highway and 21 mpg city.

2019 BMW 3 Series

The 2019 BMW 3 Series offers three different trims: Sport Line, Luxury, and M Sport. The base engine consists of a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed sport automatic transmission with a rear-wheel drivetrain. This 3 Series engine makes 255-hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and has an estimated fuel economy of 36 mpg highway. The available M Sport engine utilizes a 3.0-liter six-cylinder which produces 382-hp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque.

Comfort and Technology

2019 Volvo S60

The available leather seats offer heating, ventilating and massage features in the front seats as well as heated rear seats. All occupants will have added comfort with the perfectly contoured supportive seats and the optional four-zone climate control. An 8-inch instrument cluster driver display, 9-inch Sensus multimedia touchscreen, 2 USB ports, Bluetooth®, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto compatibility come standard. Available are a 12.3-inch display, navigation, head-up display, and a Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system powered by 1100 watts from 15 speakers which offer three different modes: studio, individual stage, and Gothenburg concert hall.

2019 BMW 3 Series

The available leather upholstery has optional heating for the front seats as well as a heated steering wheel, standard 14-way power front seats, and a three-zone climate control system. An 8.8-inch screen computer, Bluetooth®, and HD Radio™ come standard. Optional is a 10.25-inch touchscreen, head-up display, navigation, remote engine start, and a Harman Kardon surround sound system with 16 speakers and 464-watts.

Safety

2019 Volvo S60

Safety is addressed with Volvo’s City Safety System which consists of forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection as well as other standard safety features including run-off-road mitigation, lane keeping aid, road sign information, as well as side impact and whiplash protection systems. Optional is a 360-degree surround view camera, blind spot information with cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and Pilot Assist to help reduce stress in stop-and-go traffic. 

2019 BMW 3 Series

BMW’s active protection system detects imminent accidents and then prepares for possible impact by adjusting the seatbelt tension and closing windows. Dynamic stability control, cornering brake control, and dynamic cruise control come standard, while active lane keeping assistant, traffic jam assistant, lane departure warning, active blind spot detection, and surround view camera with a 3-D view are optional.

Pricing

2019 Volvo S60

Starting at $35,800 MSRP

2019 BMW 3 Series

Starting at $40,250 MSRP

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