2019 Volvo XC60 vs 2019 BMW X3
2019 Volvo XC60 2019 BMW X3
Starting MSRP
  $39,800 $41,000
Cargo Space
  29.7 cu. ft. 28.7 cu. ft.
Fuel Capacity
  18.8 gal. 17.2 gal.

2019 Volvo XC60 vs 2019 BMW X3

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Whether you call them sports-activity vehicles or you call them crossovers, the SUV has grown into a fan-favorite among many people worldwide. SUVs basically provides you with a wide array of benefits such as plenty of seating, luxury features, and supreme styling. For 2019, the Volvo XC60 and the BMW X3 is battling it out for the top position. Both of the vehicles have their own advantages, but only one will come out on top. Here's a comparison of the Volvo XC60 and the BMW X3.

Exterior Appearance

The 2019 Volvo XC60 was the "2018 World Car of The Year" thanks to its exceptional styling. This SUV is very contemporary as it hosts sweeping curves, a well-sculpted bonnet, and dynamic wheel options. The XC60 doesn't have any weaknesses when it comes to exterior design. This vehicle comes in three trims, including the Momentum, Inscription, and R-Design. The rear of the SUV has beautifully etched C-shaped lighting, and the front fascia is astounding with its dynamic grille and horizontal-shaped LEDs. Being aerodynamically inspired doesn't hurt either a sit perfectly displays an athletic stance. The 2019 BMW X3 also has an athletic stance and aerodynamic appeal. Of course, BMW's kidney-inspired grille looks great and it matches the lower-front fascia. The huge air ducts that are located under the fog lights give off a mean appearance from the front. On the other hand, the rear of the X3 could use some updating as it looks more like a station wagon from the backside. The best feature of the rear is the asymmetrical LEDs, which stands out greatly.


The new Volvo XC60 will come equipped with two transmission types as well as two engine types. Depending on the trim, the XC60 offers an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission that comes via the all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. When it comes to the engine, the T5 engine uses direct injection. This turbocharged engine generates as much as 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to low-engine weight, drivers will receive a better balance when cornering. The T8 engine utilizes plug-in hybrid technology that produces wonderful fuel efficiency. There are zero emissions that come from this SUV, and it offers instant acceleration. Consumers can expect to get a whopping 400 horsepower. The new BMW X3 also comes equipped with two engine types. These engines use BMW's latest technologies for creating an exhilarating performance. The 30i engine produces up to 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The passenger and driver can actually feel the turbochargers when they kick in. In addition to that, the M40i engine is a turbocharged V6 that has a top speed of 155 mph. Horsepower ranges at 355 and torque comes in at 369 pound-feet.


The Volvo XC60 for 2019 has a number of power-operated features in the second-row seats and in the headrests. When the SUV's rear seats are folded, passengers can expect to get up to 63.3 cubic-feet of cargo space. Up to five individuals can comfortably seat in the cabin. Harman & Kardon audio speakers are located in the doorframe. There's a vividly bold Sensus-touchscreen display, Spotify and Apple CarPlay in this cabin. The BMW X3 provides up to 62.7 cubic-feet of cargo space. The interior is loaded with technologies, but this cabin is a bit too cluttered. The X3 offers an 8.8-inch and a 12.3-inch touchscreen display. Instead of being built-in, this screen just sticks up from the dash. BMW does incorporate navigation as well as an Head-up display, but it surely misses the mark here.

In the end, the 2019 Volvo XC60 outperforms the competition on every level. For those who are interested in experiencing the XC60 firsthand, stop by Dyer & Dyer Volvo for an up-close and personal test drive.

* All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.