Volvo XC90 vs BMW X5 Comparison: See Which Luxury SUV Wins!

Volvo XC90 vs BMW X5 NJ

If you are shopping for a family vehicle in the luxury SUV segment, two choices you may be considering are the Volvo XC90 and the BMW X5. Both offer plenty of style, luxurious amenities and high-end features, but which vehicle offers more? Check out our Volvo XC90 vs BMW X5 comparison and see for yourself.

Key Volvo XC90 vs BMW X5 Comparison Traits

Volvo XC90 vs BMW X5
40.9"/37.0" Legroom (front/rear) 40.4"/36.6"
26/22 mpg Fuel Economy (highway/city) 25/18 mpg
85.7 cubic feet Max. Cargo Capacity 76.7 cubic feet
19 Max. # of Speakers 16
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick No

The BMW X5 is available in North New Jersey with only 4 models to choose from (X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive40e, X5 xDrive50i), while the Volvo XC90 offers a variety more trim levels and features. The Volvo XC90 is a 5-passenger (T8 Excellence only), 5-passenger (T5) or 7-passenger (T6 and T8) luxury crossover SUV that comes in 4 levels: base Momentum, sporty R-Design, plush Inscription and ultra-luxe Excellence.

Gasoline-powered XC90s are referred to as the T5 and T6, while the hybrid is called the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid. If it's choices you want, the Volvo XC90 has them!

Interior Design, Comfort and Space

Once you step inside the cabin of the XC90 and the X5, the Volvo's luxury becomes apparent in full force. Comfortable seating in starched leather, accented by matte wood and textured metal provides effortless Scandinavian design, the XC90 is what success looks like.

While both the Volvo XC90 and the BMW X5 offer three rows of seating, the Volvo XC90 offers more interior space in the third row - making it more appealing to family buyers. Suited for not just passengers, these SUVs require cargo space.

Inside, the Volvo XC90 offers an impressive 85.7 cubic feet of cargo space with all the rear seats folded flat. While the BMW X5 offers one of BMW's largest cargo spaces at 76.7 cubic feet, it's far less room than that of the Volvo XC90.

Safety Features

When it comes to safety, both the Volvo XC90 and the BMW X5 offer a number of safety features that focus on passenger safety. Some of the key safety features the BMW X5 offers are Side and Top View Cameras, Parking Assist, WiFi Hotspot and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System.

Comparing the safety features, the Volvo XC90 offers 360° Surround View technology that will give you a bird’s-eye view of your car and its surroundings. Comparable to the X5, the XC90 also offers WiFi Hotspot, Pilot Assist, All-Wheel Drive and Volvo's Intellisafe – committed to making driving easier and safer. Unlike the X5, the Volvo XC90 luxury SUV was named by the IIHS as a Top Safety Pick due to its performance in collision testing.

Learn More About the Volvo XC90

Let Ramsey Volvo help you get behind this luxury SUV. The Volvo XC90 is comfortable, capable and sophisticated and ready for your next adventure. Combining cutting-edge technology with effortless Scandinavian design, the XC90 is the pinnacle of its class – get ahead of the class today with your next Volvo XC90. Start shopping for a new luxury SUV at our Bergen County NJ dealership location today!

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