Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW X3 than in the Volvo XC90. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X3 and the Volvo XC90.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X3 as you will with the Volvo XC90, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC90. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X3 and the Volvo XC90 have similar Destination Charges.
Since the BMW X3 is much slimmer than the Volvo XC90, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW X3 is slightly shorter than the Volvo XC90, which may make it easier to park.
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X3 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC90.
The BMW X3 has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC90, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
With the Volvo XC90, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X3. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the BMW X3 and the Volvo XC90.
The BMW X3 has less seating than the Volvo XC90, making the Volvo XC90 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC90.
The BMW X3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90.
Compare the 2014 BMW X3 and the 2014 Volvo XC90.
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MSRP*: $39,800 - $44,900
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MSRP*: $39,700 - $47,400
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 2.99%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 3.00%||--|
|City MPG:||19 - 21||16|
|Highway MPG:||26 - 28||23 - 25|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||7 - 7|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$36,615 - $41,310||$37,318 - $44,556|
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