Compare 2018 Volvo XC90 vs 2018 BMW X5

2018 Volvo XC90
2018 BMW X5
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,086
$53,695
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,900
$57,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$782 / month
$953 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2018 BMW X5 remains a thoughtful crossover SUV for families, although enthusiasts may be left wanting unless the right options are selected.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
46.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37 36.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
31.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.8
Third Hip Room (in)
44.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 60
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.4
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.7 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
117.5 115.5
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 69.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.8 65
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 76.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41.8 35.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
21.8 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
35 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.7 76.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.8 35.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
47.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
80.3 -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
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 @ 1200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/120 3.0 L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.29
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.15
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.28
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC90 BMW X5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 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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