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2015 BMW X3 vs. 2014 Volvo XC90 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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.

Cost
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.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X3 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC90.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC90, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 has a lot less horsepower than the Volvo XC90.

Utility
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.

Warranty
The BMW X3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90.


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2015 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $45,100

2014 Volvo
XC90

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MSRP*: $39,700 - $47,400
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% --
City MPG: 19 - 21 16
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 23 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $35,330 - $41,490 $37,318 - $44,556

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