COMPARING THE 2015.5 VOLVO V60 TO THE BMW 3-SERIES SPORTSWAGON AND THE AUDI ALLROAD

Wagons are a part of Volvo's history. Life without a Volvo wagon would be rather mundane.

The wagon has returned - the new Volvo V60. It represents a new era for the Volvo wagon. One that retains much of the versatility and practicality expected from a wagon, but with the performance of today's vehicles. This is why it is also called a Sportswagon - inviting those with active lifestyles to embrace an iconic piece of Volvo's heritage made for today's lifestyles.

Though the Volvo wagon is loved, there are some who believe that it is not the same. Nor is it on par with today's station wagons - and larger crossovers and SUVs. There is an argument to be settled. The only way to do is by comparison with other station wagons in the V60's class - The BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon and the Audi allroad. Let's to take these all-wheel drive wagons for a ride!

 

 

 

Volvo V60 T5 AWD

 

BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon

 

Audi allroad

Engine (Standard)

2.5Liter Turbocharged I-5 - 250HP

2.0Liter Tubrocharged I-4 - 240HP

2.0Liter Turbocharged I-4 - 220HP

Combined Fuel Economy

24 MPG

27 MPG

24 MPG

Curb Weight

3602 lbs.

3780 lbs.

3891 lbs.

Cargo Space (Second Row Seat Down)           

43.8 cu. Ft.

53.0 cu. Ft.

50.5. cu. Ft.

Base Price

$37,450

$41,950

$42,400

 

An extra cylinder here, lesser weight there - is that the difference between a Volvo and the rest of the crowd? There is more to a comparison that meets the eye. There's IntelliSafe, where safety is integrated in the design with technologies designed to keep everyone safe - inside and out. Sensus is not just infotainment, but absolute connectivity designed for humans to interact with their vehicle.

The V60 is also available in a front-wheel drive T5 edition with the 2.0Liter Drive-E turbocharged engine with 240 horsepower and fuel economy up to 37 MPG on the highway. Or, there is the T6 AWD R-Design with 325 horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder engine. Any one of these V60 wagons is designed to excite the soul while carrying life around. That is the soul of a Volvo wagon.

Come in and check out what the V60 Sportswagon is all about - including the new V60 Cross Country

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