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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90

Date: May 26th, 2021

2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90
2021 BMW X5


2021 Volvo XC90
7,200 pounds

Towing Capacity

4,000 pounds
3.0L V6 engine

Base Engine

2.0L 4-cylinder engine
335 hp


250 hp
330 lb-ft


258 lb-ft

Drivetrain Options


If you are in the market for a new luxury SUV in the Miami area, you have likely compared models from Volvo vs. BMW. One popular matchup is the 2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90. Sure, both opulent SUVs certainly have their merits, but you have to choose which is more deserving of that coveted spot on your driveway. Fortunately, BMW of Fort Lauderdale has done the work for you with our Volvo vs. BMW comparison. See how the two stack up in several key areas before visiting us in person to take the reigning champion X5 for a test drive. 

BMW X5 vs. Volvo XC90: Cabin Amenities 

When you step inside the cabin of the BMW X5 or Volvo XC90, you will notice some similarities like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, a digital driver display, and available cooled front seats. However, the BMW X5 interior may be the more attractive pick for some Hollywood drivers for the following reasons:

  • The BMW X5 interior features standard heated front seats, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, and a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen.
  • The Volvo XC90 interior features standard 8-way power front seats and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen. If you want heated front seats, you will have to upgrade. 

BMW X5 vs. Volvo XC90: Engines and Towing 

The BMW X5 towing capacity reaches 7,200 pounds, significantly more than what’s offered with the Volvo XC90. You have several great choices when it comes to what engine is under the hood, including an all-new plug-in hybrid and a robust M Performance engine:

  • 3.0L inline-6 engine with 335 hp, 330 lb-ft of torque, and standard RWD or available xDrive all-wheel drive
  • 4.4L M Performance V8 engine with 523 hp, 553 lb-ft of torque, and xDrive all-wheel drive
  • 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline-6 with integrated electric motor, offering 282 hp, standard xDrive all-wheel drive, and a 30-mile all-electric range

The Volvo XC90 falls a bit short when it comes to towing capability. Its towing capacity only reaches up to 4,000 pounds. Drivers will still have three engine options available, including a plug-in hybrid option:

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 250 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque, and standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive
  • 2.0L 4-cylinder supercharged engine with 316 hp, 295 lb-ft of torque, and all-wheel drive
  • 2.0L 4-cylinder electric/gasoline hybrid with 400 hp, all-wheel drive, and an 18-mile all-electric range

Take the New BMW X5 for a Spin at BMW of Fort Lauderdale Today

After checking out this Volvo vs. BMW comparison, it is clear that the BMW X5 has more to offer Coconut Creek drivers. Because we have only scratched the surface as to how the X5 can elevate your daily drives in Fort Lauderdale, we invite you to BMW of Fort Lauderdale to set up a test drive. Contact us today for more information, or get pre-approved for financing before you shop. 

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