Compare 2013 Volvo XC90 vs 2013 BMW X5

2013 Volvo XC90
2013 BMW X5
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $37,318 $39,700
FWD 4-Door 16 23 $37,318 $39,700
AWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $39,668 $42,200
FWD 4-Door Premier Plus 16 23 $39,668 $42,200
AWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $39,950 $42,500
FWD 4-Door R-Design 16 23 $39,950 $42,500
AWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $40,326 $42,900
FWD 4-Door R-Design Premier Plus 16 23 $40,326 $42,900
AWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $42,206 $44,900
FWD 4-Door Platinum 16 23 $42,206 $44,900
AWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $42,864 $45,600
FWD 4-Door R-Design Platinum 16 23 $42,864 $45,600
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,318
$43,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$47,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$792 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Volvo XC90 isn't cutting-edge in any way, but it's a smart, upscale pick for families who want to be comfortable and safe. While it's not as fresh-faced as some of the competition, the 2013 BMW X5 continues to shine in utility, comfort, driving, and, in the X5 M, shockingly high performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
30.100 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.700 39.300
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
44.500 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.800 58.000
Front Leg Room (in)
41.000 40.000
Third Head Room (in)
35.500 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
55.400 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.100 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
36.400 36.600
Front Head Room (in)
40.100 36.600
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 102.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.600 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.300 60.000
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.700 76.100
Track Width, Front (in)
64.300 64.700
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.900 8.740
Length, Overall (in)
189.300 191.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.400 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.200 69.900
Liftover Height (in)
31.100 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.900 65.000
Wheelbase (in)
112.600 115.500
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.200 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.300 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
79.500 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.100 75.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
22.500 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
8.800 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.400 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.300 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.300 21.900
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.100 x 0.790 12.600 x 0.800
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)
13.200 x 1.180 13.700 x 1.200
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.100 22.500
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.000 42.000
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.700 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.700 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.900 19.500
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65R18 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
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 -
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
397 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4751 4960
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6200 300 @ 5800-6250
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 300 @ 1300-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.300
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.370 3.140
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.060 3.150
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.160 1.670
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.670 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.710
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.560 2.110
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.000
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.860 1.290
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.840
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.670
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC90 BMW X5
Suspension
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 - N/A
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 - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
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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