2021 BMW X3

2021 BMW X3

2021 Volvo XC60

2021 Volvo XC60

2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Volvo XC60


The 2021 BMW X3 is an SUV that is designed to deliver a thrilling ride without compromising on functionality. With a large and comfortable cabin, the sporty X3 still manages to give discerning drivers a great ride. The 2021 version has received a few touch-ups and the X3 is sure to turn heads everywhere it goes. The 2021 Volvo XC60 is attractively designed although in keeping up with Volvo’s priorities, it is more of a functional car than a sporty ride. Still, everything is robust and the car feels firmly grounded when on the road. Here is a comparison of the two SUVs and a verdict on the winner.

Design & Style

With the 2021 BMW X3, drivers get a sporty SUV that has been redesigned for 2021. The flared wheel arches and the large sporty wheels are still there. The grille looks a lot sharper, giving the vehicle a very balanced look. The interior is also great and spacious. Everything in the cabin feels premium and buyers can expect the interior to be a very comfortable place. When it comes to the 2021 Volvo XC60, the cabin is also well designed and premium, though not particularly attractive. The XC60 follows Volvo’s design themes meaning it is minimalistic and laid back. While this may be attractive to some drivers, most car owners are likely to describe the interior of the 2021 XC60 as ‘plain.’

Technology & Safety

With the 2021 BMW X3, you get a host of features including a ten-inch infotainment display that is powered by BMW’s iDrive functionality. The 2021 X3 also comes with smartphone integration and smart charging facilities. Many other options are available on higher trims. The Volvo XC60 comes with a host of features including a 9-inch infotainment display that works pretty well. Most other tech features are options, making it’s offering a lot less than that of the X3.


When it comes to what is under the hood, the 2021 BMW X3 is powered by a powerful 2-liter turbocharged engine that delivers ample power to this incredible car. The 2021 X3 delivers superb ride quality and handles well around corners and twisted roads. Cabin insulation is superb and riding the X3 means gliding along the road in eerie silence. When it comes to the 2021 Volvo CX60, this is one of the areas where the car disappoints. While the 2.0 turbocharged engine of its base model delivers a superb ride, it is not an exciting one. Push the gas pedal down and nothing much happens. The 2021 CX60 is not a car that is designed to offer sporty performance and it shows.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to comparing the two SUVs, it is clear that they have a lot of similarities. They are both well-built vehicles with a lot to offer drivers. But the 2021 BMW X3 edges out the 2021 CX60 when it comes to engine performance. This is the basis on which we declare the 2021 X3 the winner in this comparison.

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