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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $59,400 to $82,800
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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $63,450 to $70,250
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Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 16 - 21 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 72.3 ft3 64.1 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 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 37.0 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 38.5 in
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 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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 X5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. 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 XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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

Handling
The BMW X5 has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the BMW X5 and the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. The BMW X5 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The BMW X5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.