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Compare Volvo S60 vs. BMW 3-Series vs. Acura TL

Compare the Volvo S60 against the BMW 3-Series and Acura TL. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the S60, 3-Series and TL stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new S60, 3-Series and TL. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Volvo S60 2014 BMW 3-Series 2014 Acura TL
2014 Volvo S60 2014 BMW 3-Series 2014 Acura TL
     
4dr Sdn T5 FWD
  • 4dr Sdn T5 FWD
  • 4dr Sdn T5 AWD
  • 4dr Sdn T5 Premier FWD
  • 4dr Sdn T5 Premier Plus FWD
  • 4dr Sdn T5 Premier AWD
  • 4dr Sdn T5 Premier Plus AWD
  • 4dr Sdn T5 Platinum FWD
  • 4dr Sdn T6 AWD
  • 4dr Sdn T6 Premier Plus AWD
  • 4dr Sdn T5 Platinum AWD
  • 4dr Sdn T6 Platinum AWD
  • 4dr Sdn T6 R-Design AWD
  • 4dr Sdn T6 R-Design Platinum AWD
Sedan
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  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sports Wagon
  • Wagon
  • Sports Wagon
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Wagon
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package

Prices

MSRP $32,400 $32,750 $36,030
Invoice $30,456 $30,130 $33,828
Avg. Paid $23,607 $26,246 $26,264

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.3 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.3 9.2 8.3
Performance 7.6 8.5 7.8
Interior 7.7 7.8 8.2
Cost to Own 8.3 8.0 8.3
Safety 10.0 9.1 9.3
Reliability 3.5 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine lineup
  • Agile handling
  • Strong, fuel-efficient engine lineup
  • Roomy back seat
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Spacious rear seats
  • All-wheel drive models' sporty handling
Cons
  • Small trunk for the class
  • Cramped back seats
  • Some cheap materials in base model
  • Firm ride

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5 2.5 L/154 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212
MPG 21 City / 30 Hwy 24 City / 36 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 110.6 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 182.5 194
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 71.3 74
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.3 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3528 3295 3726

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 40.3 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57 55.1 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.7 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 35.1 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.1 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12 13 13.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 2.5 L/154 2.0 L/122 3.5 L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 250 @ 5400 180 @ 5000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 266 @ 1800 200 @ 1250 254 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.1 37.1 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 36 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.8 15.8 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Optional
6-Speed Manual Optional

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.