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2021 Volvo XC90 vs. 2020 BMW X4 Review

New 2021 Volvo XC90

2021 Volvo
XC90

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New 2020 BMW X4

2020 BMW
X4

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MSRP*
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$49,000 to $63,750
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$51,100 to $61,000
Invoice* $46,060 to $59,925 $48,025 to $57,230
MPG - City 19 - 21 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 27 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Volvo XC90 than in the BMW X4. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Volvo XC90 and the BMW X4.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volvo XC90 as you will with the BMW X4, 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 Volvo XC90 is somewhat more expensive than the BMW X4. 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 Volvo XC90 and the BMW X4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volvo XC90 is much wider than the BMW X4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Volvo XC90, which is slightly longer than the BMW X4.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Volvo XC90 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the BMW X4.

Handling
The Volvo XC90 has the same turning radius as the BMW X4, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Volvo XC90 has a little more horsepower than the BMW X4.

Utility
The Volvo XC90 offers greater seating capacity than the BMW X4, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Volvo XC90, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW X4.

Warranty
The Volvo XC90 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X4.