In comparing the BMW X3's and the Volvo XC40's specifications and ratings, the BMW X3 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Volvo XC40 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. Based on this comparison of the BMW X3's and the Volvo XC40's specifications and ratings, the Volvo XC40 is a better car than the BMW X3.
BMW X3 vs. Volvo XC40 Pricing
A used 2024 BMW X3 ranges from $49,997 to $67,481 while a used 2024 Volvo XC40 is priced between $41,391 to $54,103. For a new model, the BMW X3's price is between $51,024 and $68,943, with the Volvo XC40 priced between $42,181 and $51,768.
BMW X3 vs. Volvo XC40 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW X3 loses 50.5 percent of its value and the Volvo XC40 loses 49 percent of its value. This means the Volvo XC40 retains 1.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X3.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW X3’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the Volvo XC40 base engine makes 247 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the BMW X3 and the Volvo XC40 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.