Compare the Volvo XC90 to the BMW X5

See how this versatile SUV beats its rivals on the New Hampshire roads.

How Does the Volvo XC90 compare with the BMW X5?

If you've been shopping around for a luxury mid-size SUV, and you're not sure which brand or make or model to choose, we've done some of the research for you. At Volvo Cars of Exeter, we are delighted to carry the Volvo XC90 in our inventory. We are excited for you to learn more about this model and see how it lines up against other cars in its class, like the BMW X5. Keep reading to see how the XC90 compares with the X5.


The Volvo gets better mileage with an EPA estimate of up to 30 MPG on the highway, a great feature for drivers who value fuel economy. The EPA estimate for the BMW is up to 26 MPG.

Both models come with optional all-wheel drive for good traction on slick streets, and both models offer smooth handling for relaxing trips around Portsmouth.

Both the XC90 and the X5 come with a hybrid option, so you can choose to switch to pure electric mode for shopping trips for optimal efficiency. The Volvo XC90 has a higher horsepower in the hybrid option at approximately 400.

Exterior Design

The XC90 and the X5 are roughly the same size. These two mid-size luxury vehicles both come with design features like a panoramic roof and bold exterior stylings like a large grille and sleek lines.

Both the XC90 and the X5 come in a wide range of different colors for a bold appearance.


The XC90 and the X5 come with excellent available technology features like a heads-up display so you can monitor your speed and more without looking away from the road. Both with touchscreen displays, all models come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The Volvo XC90 also offers unique advanced filtration technology that works with the premium air quality system to keep the cabin air clean.

Interior Features and Cargo Space

The Volvo XC90 ups the game of designing a luxury interior with fantastic features. The standard model of the X5 only seats five passengers, and the XC90 can seat either six or seven at its base trim. The Volvo also offers better legroom in its third seat for more comfortable road trips for the whole family. Another unique feature, the Volvo comes with ventilated seats for staying cool during the summer months.

The XC90 and the X5 have flexible seating arrangements for expanded cargo space when you need to bring home an extra-large haul from the grocery store.

The Volvo and the BMW also come with winter packages with heated steering wheel and heated seats to keep York, ME drivers warm through the winter.


A fantastic and unique feature of the Volvo XC90 is the standard Pilot Assist. This technology provides gentle steering assistance to help keep the vehicle centered in the lane and will maintain the Volvo at a certain speed. This feature is excellent for driving during heavy traffic on the highway.

Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are just a few excellent driver-assist features that are available with the XC90 and the X5 so that you can feel secure on your commute home to Dover, NH.

Interested to Learn More About the Volvo XC90?

If you're interested in finding out more about what the XC90 has to offer, we recommend shopping our XC90 lease specials, giving us a call or coming to visit our Volvo dealership in Exeter, NH. We will gladly set you up on a test drive and help you decide what trim level of the XC90 is right for you.

We look forward to serving you at Volvo Cars of Exeter!

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