2019 Volvo XC90 vs 2019 BMW X5
2019 Volvo XC90 2019 BMW X5
  $47,700 $60,700
Cargo Space
  41.8 - 85.7 cu.ft. 33.9 - 72.3 cu. ft.
Seating Capacity
  7 5

2019 Volvo XC90 vs 2019 BMW X5

Serving Houston, TX

Today, we're going to compare the 2019 Volvo XC90 with the 2019 BMW X5. Both SUVs are pinnacles of luxury and comfort, so let's see how they stack up against each other.


The Volvo XC90 has been designed with high-performance gasoline engines that are lightweight and compact, thereby improving performance and efficiency. The XC90's smooth power comes from this low-friction engine technology. Effortless acceleration can be achieved with the XC90 T8 e-AWD and Plug-in Hybrid with dual engines that allow for gasoline-powered smooth acceleration on the front wheels and effortless electric-powered rear acceleration. Some of these features are optional. The BMW X5 is equipped with a turbocharged engine that allows for a smooth ride and excellent fuel efficiency. With 335 horsepower and an 8-speed engine, the midsize SUV can get 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Equipped with all-wheel-drive, the X5 allows for an effortless ride even over winding roads and rough surfaces. The X5 can be upgraded to a 4.4-liter V8 that produces 456 horsepower, giving drivers even better response over rough terrain and harsh conditions. With 456 horsepower, BMW states that the X5 can go from zero to 60 in 4.6 seconds.


The Volvo XC90 is an elegant SUV with a smooth tapered front flowing back to a stylish hatchback. Chrome trim accentuates the vibrant colors, which can be had in ice white, onyx black metallic, crystal white metallic, bright silver metallic, denim blue metallic, osmium gray metallic, and magic blue metallic. The car comes standard with 18" 5 spoke silver alloy wheels. The elegant interior comes in dark leather with options to upgrade to a gorgeous birch wood inlaid console. The BMW X5 is similar in appearance to the Volvo XC90, as both are midsize SUVs; however, the X5 takes on classic BMW stylings with more curves than the XC90. Color choices include phytonic blue metallic, mineral white metallic, dark graphite metallic, pyrite brown metallic, carbon black metallic, ruby black metallic, arctic grey metallic, and others. Exterior features include a sunroof and a panoramic roof. Interior features include optional leather seats, 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space, and an optional third row that can be great for larger families with children.


Packed with features and fully customizable, the Volvo XC90 comes standard with bucket seats, leather, 10-way electric adjustable seats, and cruise control. For entertainment, the car is equipped with a dynamic stereo system with satellite radio functionality and ten speakers for excellent surround sound. Safety features include automatic tire pressure monitoring, turn signal mirrors, an accident avoidance system, 4-wheel ABS, traction control and stability control, a pre-collision safety system, and much more. The BMW X5 hosts an assortment of comfort and safety features as well. For comfort, the midsize SUV sports heated bucket seats, seat memory, mirror memory, a navigation system, premium stereo with optional satellite radio, and options such as automatic parking and remote engine start. Safety features include 4-wheel ABS, child safety locks, optional night vision, optional lane-keeping assist, cross-traffic alert, integrated turn signal mirrors, blind-spot monitor, and more.

Overall, the Volvo XC90 and BMW X5 are both stacked with excellent standard and upgradable options, but the XC90 clearly exceeds the X5 in numerous ways. Experience the Volvo XC90 firsthand with a test drive at our Volvo dealership in Houston today.

* Prices shown are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Base Price or Starting At price and excludes destination fees, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees.