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2015 BMW X5 vs. 2014 Volvo XC90 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW X5 than in the Volvo XC90. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X5 and the Volvo XC90.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the BMW X5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with 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). The BMW X5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volvo XC90, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 X5 and the Volvo XC90 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X5 is about the same width as the Volvo XC90. When looking at overall length, the BMW X5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC90.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the BMW X5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volvo XC90.

Handling
The BMW X5 has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC90, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X5 is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC90 for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X5 has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X5 and the Volvo XC90. The BMW X5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC90.

Warranty
The BMW X5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90.


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2015 BMW
X5

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MSRP*: $53,200 - $69,100

2014 Volvo
XC90

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MSRP*: $39,700 - $47,400
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City MPG: 14 - 23 16
Highway MPG: 22 - 31 23 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-6, V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $48,945 - $63,570 $37,318 - $44,556

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