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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Review

New 2021 BMW X5

2021 BMW
X5

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New 2021 Volvo XC90

2021 Volvo
XC90

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MSRP*
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$59,400 to $82,800
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$49,000 to $63,750
Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $46,060 to $59,925
MPG - City 16 - 21 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 28 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 XC90, with comparable head- and legroom. 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X5 as you will with the Volvo XC90, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 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 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
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively 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. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the BMW X5 and the Volvo XC90.

Utility
The BMW X5 offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC90, 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 XC90.

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