Compare 2018 BMW X5 vs 2018 Volvo XC90

2018 BMW X5
2018 Volvo XC90
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Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive35i 18 25 $53,695 $57,200
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive35i 18 24 $55,835 $59,500
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive35d 23 29 $57,230 $61,000
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive40e iPerformance N/A N/A $59,790 $63,750
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive50i 15 21 $69,365 $74,050
Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $95,080 $101,700
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T5 FWD 7-Passenger Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 29 $44,086 $46,900
T5 FWD 7-Passenger Momentum 22 29 $44,086 $46,900
T5 AWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 28 $46,154 $49,100
T5 AWD 7-Passenger Momentum 22 28 $46,154 $49,100
T5 FWD 7-Passenger R-Design 22 29 $48,786 $51,900
T5 FWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 29 $49,162 $52,300
T5 AWD 7-Passenger R-Design 22 28 $50,854 $54,100
T6 AWD 7-Passenger Momentum 20 27 $51,089 $54,350
T5 AWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 28 $51,230 $54,500
T6 AWD 7-Passenger R-Design 20 27 $54,473 $57,950
T6 AWD 7-Passenger Inscription 20 27 $55,883 $59,450
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger Momentum N/A N/A $61,053 $64,950
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger R-Design N/A N/A $64,437 $68,550
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger Inscription N/A N/A $65,847 $70,050
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Excellence N/A N/A $98,606 $104,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,695
$44,086
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,200
$46,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$953 / month
$782 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW X5 remains a thoughtful crossover SUV for families, although enthusiasts may be left wanting unless the right options are selected. The 2018 Volvo XC90 is the crossover success that brought new buyers into the brand. Its mix of good looks and excellent tech make it a major player now.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 37
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 57.7
Third Leg Room (in)
- 31.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 44.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 103.8
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 56
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 46.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 117.5
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 69.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 65.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 79.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 85.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 15.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 41.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 49.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 47.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 21.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 18.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P235/60HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 4000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 4000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 4000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 4394
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 800
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/182 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 258 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.81
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.03
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Volvo XC90
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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