Comparison - Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered 2020 - vs - BMW X3 xDrive30e 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
69,500
Updated: 
27 Aug 2019
$
49,600
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal White Metallic
#F1EDEE
Osmium Grey Metallic
#5D5D60
Onyx Black Metallic
#000000
Black Stone
#000000
Bright Silver Metallic
#E2E2E2
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Mineral White Metallic
#E7E7E7
Jet Black
#141414

Electric

Battery: 
12.0 kWh li-Ion
Full Charge Time: 
Time To Charge Battery (At 240V) - 3.0 hr
Top Speed: 
130mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.90s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic,New high-performance Polestar Engineered variant.T8 hybrid model gets small increase in EV range.12.3-inch digital dash display is now standard.

Pros
Elegant interior and exterior styling
Spacious second- and third-row seating for a midsize SUV
Many standard safety technology features
Available as a plug-in hybrid

Cons
Not as fun to drive as most competitors
Not as quiet as other cabins in the segment
T8 Hybrid has touchy brakes that are hard to modulate

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Volvo XC60 ranked #6 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Volvo XC60 has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Posh interior with incredibly comfortable seats
Lots of standard driver assistance features
Good gas mileage
Smooth ride

Cons
Rivals are more agile and fun to drive

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.

Pros
New, affordable front-wheel drive offering
Gorgeous interior
Competent powertrains
Standard advanced safety features
Logical and sharp touchscreen

Cons
Can get pricey quickly
Not especially fuel efficient without a plug
Requires premium fuel
It’s not in our driveway now

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality.

Pros
The best BMW to buy?
Strong engine choices
Decent standard safety gear
Comfortable, well-appointed cabin
Ferocious M versions

Cons
Mighty expensive when loaded up
Wallflower styling
Grabby hybrid brakes
A few cheap touches inside

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 BMW X3's #1 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Muscular engine options
Poised ride and handling
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Roomy seating and cargo space

Cons
Higher starting price than many rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 BMW X3 Hybrid comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Many advanced safety features are now standard.Android Auto is finally available.A few previously optional features are now standard.

Pros
Smooth ride and comfortable seats
Wide variety of standard and optional features for personalization
Roomy interior for both front and rear passengers

Cons
Limited real-world EV range
Lower overall fuel economy than the gas-only X3
Questionable value proposition of the plug-in hybrid

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
288hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Cargo Floor Mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.90in
Width: 
78.70in
74.40in
Height: 
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Front Track: 
63.80in
Rear Track: 
64.40in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
36.40in
Front Hip Room: 
56.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
57.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.30cu.ft
59.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
29.70cu.ft
27.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4586.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Premium Leather/Cloth
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
10-Way Power Driver Seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Sport Front Seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Brand Speakers
1400 Watts Stereo Output
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
19 Total Speakers
USB connection
USB With External Media Control
12 Total Speakers
205 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 8.5 In.
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Cornering Lights
Rear Folding Headrests
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Executive Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Premium Package
Convenience Package
Shadowline Package
Driver Assistance Professional Package
M Sport Package
Exterior Options: 
22" 5-Y Spoke CNC Machined Black Alloy Wheels
19" Y-Spoke Ferric Grey Wheels W/Run-Flat All-Season Tires
Panoramic Moonroof
Comfort Access Keyless Entry
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat All-Season Tires
Trailer Hitch
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
Interior Options: 
Integrated Booster Seats
Integrated Booster Seats & Heated Steering Wheel
Ambient Lighting
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Connected Package Pro
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Wireless Charging

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal, premium leather/cloth
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching, leather
#9C745B
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching, leather
#D9D3C7
Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching, leather
#000000
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching, leather
#C4C0B5