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M50i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 M50i Sports Activity Vehicle 16 22 $77,505 $82,800
X5 sDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 26 $55,740 $59,400
X5 xDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 25 $57,880 $61,700
X5 xDrive45e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $61,320 $65,400
X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle 13 18 $98,245 $105,100
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Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription 6P
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription 6P N/A N/A $66,035 $70,250
XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription 7P N/A N/A $65,565 $69,750
XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription Expression 6P N/A N/A $60,113 $63,950
XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription Expression 7P N/A N/A $59,643 $63,450
XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV R-Design 7P N/A N/A $65,001 $69,150
XC90 T5 AWD Momentum 7P 20 28 $48,410 $51,500
XC90 T5 AWD R-Design 7P 20 28 $54,614 $58,100
XC90 T5 FWD Momentum 7P 21 30 $46,060 $49,000
XC90 T5 FWD R-Design 7P 21 30 $52,264 $55,600
XC90 T6 AWD Inscription 6P 19 28 $59,925 $63,750
XC90 T6 AWD Inscription 7P 19 28 $59,455 $63,250
XC90 T6 AWD Momentum 6P 19 28 $54,003 $57,450
XC90 T6 AWD Momentum 7P 19 28 $53,533 $56,950
XC90 T6 AWD R-Design 7P 19 28 $58,891 $62,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,505
$66,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$82,800
$70,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1380 / month
$1171 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 X5 is BMW’s best vehicle, one that does nearly everything with grace and ease. Low-key luxury lies in the 2021 Volvo XC90’s serene cockpit, in its strong acceleration, and in its gray-wool confines.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 37
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Front Leg Room (in)
39.8 40.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.9
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
Third Leg Room (in)
- 31.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.3 194.9
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 69.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 66.1
Wheelbase (in)
117.1 117.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 79.1
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1 66
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.3 64.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
33.9 11.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.9 34.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 21.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35
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
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.9 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/45HR20 P275/45VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/45HR20 P275/45VR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5260 5013
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 20 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 20 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Turbo/Supercharger Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
553 @ 1800 472
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4 L/268 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
523 @ 5500 400 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 55
Battery Range (mi)
- 18
Transmission
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.00 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.03
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Volvo XC90
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
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
9.9 NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210
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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2021 BMW X5
  • 2021 X5 available; 2020s sold out
  • Lease: From $679 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $2,500 APR credit
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
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2021 Volvo XC90
  • 2021 XC90 selection adequate
  • Lease: From $529 for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $5,500 off
  • Finance: From 0.9% for 60 months + up to $2,500 bonus
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