2020 Volvo XC90 vs. Its Competition

2020 Volvo XC90
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The Audi Q7, BMW X7, and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class are the big three in this segment, all offering three rows of seating, impressive luxury and tech features, and trademark German quality for a premium over other brands.

Acura’s aging MDX is a step behind in many areas, but its reliability and optional hybrid powertrain are impressive.

The Lexus RX is the most popular option of the bunch, but many are turned off by its bold styling and lack of performance chops.

Its third-row seat is laughably small, too.

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Quick Specs
7.5
The 2020 Volvo XC90 gets a few tweaks, but remains a stylish, practical, and safe luxury SUV.
6.8
The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well.
7.3
The 2020 Audi Q7 comes loaded with tech.
7.4
The 2020 BMW X7 is the upper-crust seven-seat SUV that finally answers the question: What if I want to spend more for a BMW?
6.3
The 2020 Lexus RX gives up on old standbys like somber style and silence, and casts its lot with a more rowdy crowd.
7.4
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
MSRP From     
$48,350$44,400N/A$73,900$44,150$75,200
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/A
Style Name     
T5 FWD Momentum 7 PassengerFWD 7-PassengerN/AxDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleRX 350 FWDGLS 450 4MATIC SUV
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
77N/A757
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilityN/ASports Activity VehicleSport Utility4MATIC
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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