When we compare the 2019 BMW X5's and the 2019 Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, the 2019 BMW X5 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The 2019 Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2019 BMW X5's and the 2019 Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is a better car than the 2019 BMW X5.
2019 BMW X5 vs. 2019 Volvo XC90 Pricing
A used 2019 BMW X5 ranges from $34,496 to $51,999 while a used 2019 Volvo XC90 is priced between $27,597 to $42,976.
2019 BMW X5 vs. 2019 Volvo XC90 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value and the 2019 Volvo XC90 loses 48.9 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Volvo XC90 retains 4.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 BMW X5.
2019 BMW X5 vs. 2019 Volvo XC90 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X5 is 7.8 out of 10 while the Volvo XC90's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the BMW X5 being ranked 14 out of 32 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows and the Volvo XC90 being ranked 4 out of 32. Out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs, the BMW X5 is ranked 20 and the Volvo XC90 is ranked 3.
2019 BMW X5 vs. 2019 Volvo XC90 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X5 is 8.4 out of 10. For the Volvo XC90 the reliability rating is 8.5 out of 10. This gives the Volvo XC90 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the BMW X5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 BMW X5’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the 2019 Volvo XC90 base engine makes 250 horsepower. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles. The XC90 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 545 miles.This gives the 2019 Volvo XC90 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2019 BMW X5 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2019 Volvo XC90 has higher safety ratings than the 2019 BMW X5, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.