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Compare the 2019 Volvo XC60 & BMW X3 near Bluffton, SC

Looking for a compact luxury SUV that's adept, quick, and well-equipped? You have plenty of options in the small luxury SUV segment. But few of them offer the same composure and competence as the all-new Volvo XC60. This new Volvo SUV model swaddles you in comfort, bathes you in convenience, and envelopes you in luxury. Of course, the XC60 also has one of the sleekest exterior designs of any new luxury crossover, meaning you're more likely to attract attention, whether you're driving throughout Bluffton or Hilton Head Island.

Compare it to segment stalwarts like the BMW X3, and you'll see just how amazing the new XC60 is across important categories like performance and safety! With that in mind, let's see how the X3 and XC60 square off!

How They Compare: Volvo XC60 & BMW X3

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Performance & Power

volvo xc60 interior steering wheel  The Volvo XC60 comes standard with a potent T5 engine that makes 250-horsepower. The available  T6 engine makes an even-more-potent 316-horsepower. The T8 engine makes 400-horsepower. The BMW X3, by contrast, comes standard with a 248-horsepower base engine but offers an upgraded turbocharged six-cylinder making 355-horsepower.

Safety Features

volvo xc60 top view moonroof  Volvo is well-known for being one of the safest automakers around. The new Volvo XC60 fits into Volvo's long heritage of safety innovation well, offering several advanced safety systems that keep you and your passengers more secure, wherever you travel. From run-off road mitigation and protection to a driver drowsiness monitor, the XC60 provides a wide-range of standard safety technology. The BMW X3, meanwhile, also boasts a backup camera, rear parking sensors, and several active safety features of its own.

Style & Space

volvo xc60 interior seats back to front charcoal leather  A triumph of Scandinavian style, the new Volvo XC60 offers a clean exterior with fluid lines, attractive LED headlights, and sculptural touches throughout. Inside, the XC60 is not only rich in luxury touches like premium leather upholstery, but also conveniences like an easy-loading cargo area with over 63.3 total cubic feet of cargo space (versus the X3's roughly 63 cubic foot cargo area), and plenty of cargo cubbies throughout the cabin.

Technology & Infotainment

volvo xc60 interior sensus inlays detail  With Volvo Sensus infotainment, it's easier than ever before to connect to your favorite music, apps, and multimedia. Every XC60 boasts a large 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, making controlling your audio, climate control, and other vehicle functions a cinch. Compare that to the BMW X3, which provides a 6.5-inch touchscreen iDrive infotainment interface, and it's clear to see that the Volvo XC60 sits on the cutting-edge of technology. What's more, while the X3 offers Apple CarPlay™ as an option, the Volvo XC60 offers both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as standard features.

And the Winner is...

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Contact Us Today!

We could count the ways the 2019 Volvo XC60 compares favorably to the BMW X3 and other luxury compact SUVs here in the greater Hilton Head area. The truth is, though, you won't know if the XC60 is the right SUV for you until you test-drive it. As such, we encourage you to visit us at our convenient 12 Gateway Village Road, Bluffton, South Carolina new & used Volvo dealership today to learn more about the XC60 from the best place available - behind-the-wheel!


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    12 Gateway Village Road
    Bluffton, SC 29910

    • Sales: (843) 815-6400
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