Compare 2012 Volvo XC90 vs 2012 BMW X5

2012 Volvo XC90
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
FWD 4-Door 16 23 $36,096 $38,400
AWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
FWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $37,224 $39,600
AWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
FWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $38,728 $41,200
AWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
FWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $39,104 $41,600
AWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
FWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $39,762 $42,300
AWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
FWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $41,642 $44,300
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,096
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,400
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / month
$792 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With seating for up to seven and safe, secure performance, the 2012 Volvo XC90 remains a smart pick for those who want an upscale yet family-oriented vehicle. It doesn't pop with the styling or interior plushness of its competitors, but the 2012 BMW X5 has the powerful X5 M and frugal diesel up its sleeve.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 36.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 102.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 60.0
Third Leg Room (in)
30.1 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
44.5 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.0
Third Head Room (in)
35.5 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.3 191.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
8.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 - 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 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
79.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.1 75.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
22.5 NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.18 13.7 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.79 12.6 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/65R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
397 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
596 900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3970 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3970 6000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4751 4960
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 300 @ 1300-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6200 300 @ 5800-6250
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
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
All 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
NA NA
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC90 BMW X5
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.6
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
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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