Compare the Volvo XC90 to the BMW X5 in Exeter, NH

The New Volvo XC90 Offers More for Less than Its Midsize Luxury SUV Rivals

Shopping for a midsize luxury SUV? Volvo and BMW have two of the finest available on the market - the XC90 and the X5. Both vehicles have nice interiors with a wide array of features. The Volvo XC90 has one of the most upscale cabins in its class, with top-notch materials throughout, including available Linear Walnut genuine wood inlays and an Orrefors crystal glass gear shifter. Both the XC90 and the X5 ride smoothly and perform well, but here at Volvo Cars of Exeter, we think once drivers in the Portsmouth and Exeter, NH areas get all the facts, they'll agree that the new Volvo XC90 is the better overall SUV. Keep reading to see why the new Volvo XC90 should be your next vehicle.

Compare the New Volvo XC90 with the New BMW X5

  • The New XC90 Has More Standard Passenger Space: The Volvo XC90 has seating for seven with its standard three rows of seats. The X5 comes with only two rows of seats. It only seats five, unless you opt for the available third row. If you have a large or growing family, or you just like to bring along lots of friends, you'll have more room for them in the Volvo XC90. If you want room for seven in the BMW X5, you'll have to pay more.
  • The New XC90 Has More Cargo Room: Do you like to bring along supplies for camping or a picnic? Maybe you take a lot of luggage with you on trips? The Volvo XC90 is more practical for vacations and family outings than the BMW X5 because it has 85.7 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats folded, compared to just 72 cubic feet of cargo room in the new X5.
  • The New XC90 Has More Standard Active Safety Features: The Volvo XC90 offers 13 standard driver assistance features, while the BMW X5 has only nine. Driver attention monitoring, speed limit recognition, oncoming collision mitigation, and a following distance indicator all come standard in the XC90, while you'll have to pay more if you want those features in the X5.
  • The New XC90 Has a Standard Hands-Free Liftgate: Ever get frustrated when trying to load groceries of boxes in an SUV when your hands are full? The Volvo XC90 comes standard with a hands-free power liftgate that'll open automatically when you swipe your foot under the rear bumper and your key fob is on you. You can get a hands-free liftgate for the BMW X5, for an additional cost.
  • The New XC90 Is Easier to Maneuver: The Volvo XC90 has a smaller turning radius than the BMW X5, which makes it easier to maneuver on narrow streets.
  • The New XC90 Is More Affordable: The Volvo XC90 has a lower starting price than the BMW X5. You'll pay nearly $14,000 more for the base model X5 than you will the XC90's base trim.


The New Volvo XC90 Has More to Offer than the New BMW X5

Whether it's bringing more people or cargo along, or having access to handy technology for less, the new Volvo XC90 brings more to the table than the new BMW X5. It has more standard seating space and more helpful safety features. Not only that, the XC90 has more opulent materials in its cabin, yet its costs less than the X5. The Volvo XC90 is the more practical choice families than the BMW X5. People in the Dover and York, ME areas can shop from a wide array of new Volvo XC90 models at Volvo Cars of Exeter. Come see us and test drive one today.

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