We understand that when you need an SUV, there can be some hesitation. The good news is that if you've already been driving a new Volvo model around San Antonio, you know that you have options and that they won't take away any cool points that you've worked hard to earn. With the 2019 Volvo XC60, you can upgrade your ride to something more spacious, but keep the performance specs and luxury integrity of the Volvo brand. There are a lot of options in the SUV segment these days, and just when you think it might not get more confusing, a model like the 2019 BMW X3 pops up on your browser.

Trying to choose from these two luxury brands is something that a driver has to do eventually, and you know that either one is a great choice for you. Still, you want an SUV that is the perfect match for you, and we understand that. Knowing why the 2019 XC60 is a better fit for you than the 2019 X3 is the first step towards bringing it home and making it your own. Why should you choose Volvo over BMW? Read on to learn how going Swedish might be a better match than going German.

Powertrain & Efficiency

  • With the 2019 Volvo XC60, you'll get more horsepower than you will in the 2019 BMW X3.
  • Not only does the base engines in these models differ, but the 2019 X3 doesn't offer a hybrid option. The 2019 XC60 gives you an available T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid option with 400 horsepower and an impressive 472 pound-feet of torque.
  • Both can seat five, but the 2019 BMW X3 doesn't have a maximum tow rating listed, which means it's not recommended. The 2019 Volvo XC60 offers you up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity, which is enough for a small boat, trailer, or camper.
  • Despite the performance differences, both models have comparable fuel economy, which is rather generous for their segment.
  • Both of these luxury SUVs can offer you all-wheel drive, with the 2019 X3 featuring optional xDrive, and the 2019 XC60 providing AWD at a lower cost to you.

Features & Technology

  • Right away, it's worth noting that the 2019 XC60 is priced lower than the 2019 X3.
  • Interior space in the 2019 X3 is lacking compared to the 2019 XC60.
  • For cargo space, the 2019 XC60 offers 30.2 cubic feet, while the 2019 X3 gives you only 28.7 cubic feet of cargo space to work with on long trips.
  • Standard safety tech like City Safety Collision Avoidance Technology, Lane Keeping Aid, and Run-off Road Protection are offered on the 2019 XC60, while the X3 will charge you extra for similar features.
  • In the 2019 X3, you'll get a BMW ConnectedDrive infotainment system, while the 2019 XC60 offers the Volvo Sensus Connect system.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on the 2019 XC60, which should be a given. However, the 2019 X3 will charge you extra for smartphone integration.

If you're curious to see up close and personal how the 2019 BMW X3 falls short of the 2019 Volvo XC60 in San Antonio, you can come to our lot today, and test drive a new Volvo SUV. We carry a variety of new trim levels that offer the cutting-edge technology and are the epitome of style, and you'll certainly have your pick.

We look forward to seeing you here on our lot to discuss your new Volvo lease and loan term options, so don't hesitate to tell us what you need from our team of financing experts.



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