Compare 2017 Volvo XC90 vs 2017 BMW X5

2017 Volvo XC90
2017 BMW X5
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T5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 26 $43,005 $45,750
T5 AWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 25 $45,073 $47,950
T5 FWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 26 $48,081 $51,150
T6 AWD 7-Passenger Momentum 20 25 $49,115 $52,250
T5 AWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 25 $50,169 $53,350
T6 AWD 7-Passenger R-Design 20 25 $52,875 $56,250
T6 AWD 7-Passenger Inscription 20 25 $53,909 $57,350
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger R-Design N/A N/A $63,732 $67,800
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger Inscription N/A N/A $64,766 $68,900
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Excellence N/A N/A $98,606 $104,900
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Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive35i 18 25 $53,140 $56,600
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive35d 23 29 $56,670 $60,400
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive40e iPerformance N/A N/A $59,275 $63,200
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive50i 15 21 $68,995 $73,650
Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $94,150 $100,700

2017 Volvo XC90 vs. 2017 BMW X5: Compare cars

The 2017 Volvo XC90 and the 2017 BMW X5 are large luxury utility vehicles for buyers offering European cachet with all-wheel-drive hauling capacity. Each was its maker's first-ever crossover SUV years ago, and both have refinement, handling, and features unimaginable in older SUVs.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,005
$53,140
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,750
$56,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$943 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Volvo XC90 is comfortable, capable, and only whispers its virtues—reinterpreting the Volvo brand as quiet sophistication in comfort, style, and efficiency. The 2017 BMW X5 boasts a solid set of powertrains and features that move the sedan toward the top of any list of luxury SUVs.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 61.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 60
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
117.5 115.5
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 69.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 76.3
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.4 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 65
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
35 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.7 76.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
80.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
41.8 35.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
47.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41.8 35.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.6 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 13.7
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 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 22.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 41.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P255/50WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P255/50WR19
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4000 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 595
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 595
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 5952
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 5952
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4394 4680
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5600 300 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 4500 300 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/120 3.0 L/183
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.84
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC90 BMW X5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 8.4
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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