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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Review

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2021 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $59,400 to $82,800
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2022 Volvo
XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

MSRP*: $55,300 to $58,150
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MPG - City 16 - 21 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 72.3 ft3 47.4 ft3
Engine 335-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid), 523-hp, 4.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 402-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 402 hp
Towing Capacity 6,603 lbs 3,307 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 38.3 in
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW X5 than in the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. The BMW X5 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

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 is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X5 is much wider than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW X5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X5 is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Powertrain
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 XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Utility
The BMW X5 offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the BMW X5, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X5 than that of the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.