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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $59,400 to $82,800
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2021 Volvo
XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $53,500 to $69,500
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Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $50,290 to $65,330
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 63.6 ft3
Engine Inline-6, V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 328 hp
Towing Capacity 7,200 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 38.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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
The BMW X5 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, with comparable head- and legroom. The BMW X5 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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). Whether you pick the BMW X5 or the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X5 is much wider than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, 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 XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The BMW X5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it much 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 XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the BMW X5 and the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
The BMW X5 offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW X5 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The BMW X5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.