2020 BMW 3 Series vs 2020 Volvo S60
2020 BMW 3 Series 2020 Volvo S60
255 250
MPG (City/Highway) *
26/36 23/34
Cargo Space
17.0 cu. ft. 11.6 cu. ft.

2020 BMW 3 Series vs 2020 Volvo S60

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Are you debating between the 2020 BMW 3 Series and the 2020 Volvo S60? These compact sedans are loaded with luxury and class. Both of these models have been on the road for several decades, and they both ventured into their current generation within the last few years. Despite having these shared traits, they have critical differences that command your attention. We will happily assist with your ongoing research to purchase your next car with the highest level of confidence.


Both of these four-door sedans are available in numerous trim levels, and the performance capabilities vary across these trims. The base engine in the 2020 BMW 3 Series is a TwinPower Turbo I-4, 2.0-liter engine with rear-wheel drive, and 255 horsepower. The base engine for the 2020 Volvo S60 is a 2.0-liter turbo engine that puts out 250 horsepower. Both of these sedans are available with higher-level gas engines and hybrid electric variations. As you compare these powertrains options, you will discover that the 3 Series delivers higher horsepower ratings for these engines.


The 2020 BMW 3 Series has an impressive body style that perfectly integrates elegance with athleticism. The BMW's front end shows off the brand's iconic grille design, and this grille is elongated for integration with the double-element LED headlights. The aggressive styling on the front end is combined with a smooth, gracious hood and sportily contoured sides. In comparison, the 2020 S60 from Volvo has less curvature across its hood, and the definition on the sides is mostly lateral. The front end has a signature Volvo grille and standard headlights with a T-shaped light ribbon turned on the side.


The accomplished engineering of the 2020 BMW 3 Series extends inside the cabin, which boasts high-quality materials enhanced by modern technologies. The sport seats are impressively contoured, and the design that covers the interior doors complements the seats' design. The center console holds a modified gear selector, a push-button ignition, button controls for the driving modes, and a command controller for the infotainment system features. Additional equipment in the 3 Series could include memory functions, an advanced navigation system, smart device integration, a multi-zone climate control system with functionality in both rows, and additional features. In the 2020 Volvo S60, the center console has a stretched look with a long door that slides open to reveal the beverage holders and other equipment. The console also has a push-button starter, a gear shifter, and a couple of additional functions. The touch display screen spans down most of the center stack, and tall air vents flank it.

Do you want to continue your comparison with a first-hand experience? At Century BMW, we are excited to meet with you and help uncover the pure luxury and power of the 3 Series. Call us today to schedule a test drive with one of our sales associates.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.