Compare 2011 Volvo XC90 vs 2011 BMW X5

2011 Volvo XC90
2011 BMW X5
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FWD 4-Door I6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door I6 16 22 $36,096 $38,400
FWD 4-Door I6 16 22 $36,096 $38,400
AWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 16 22 $37,788 $40,200
FWD 4-Door I6 R-Design 16 22 $37,788 $40,200
AWD 4-Door V8 14 21 $45,120 $48,000
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $42,595 $46,300
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,655 $51,800
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $47,930 $52,100
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $50,230 $54,600
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,096
$42,595
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,400
$46,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / month
$772 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Volvo XC90 has aged gracefully and now is more feature-packed than ever; however, its poor fuel economy tarnishes an otherwise superb vehicle. The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 39.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
44.5 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.0
Third Head Room (in)
35.5 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 36.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 102.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 60.0
Third Leg Room (in)
30.1 NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.3 191.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.2 69.9
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.9 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 115.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 76.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
79.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.1 61.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
22.5 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
8.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.3 21.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.7 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 19.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/65R18 255/55R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
596 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3970 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3970 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
397 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4751 4960
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 210
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
EFI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 300 @ 1200-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6200 300 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC90 BMW X5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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