When comparing the 2020 Volvo XC90's and the 2020 BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the 2020 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. The 2020 BMW X5 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Volvo XC90's and the 2020 BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Volvo XC90 is a better car than the 2020 BMW X5.
2020 Volvo XC90 vs. 2020 BMW X5 Pricing
A used 2020 Volvo XC90 ranges from $34,312 to $47,435 while a used 2020 BMW X5 is priced between $37,992 to $60,888.
2020 Volvo XC90 vs. 2020 BMW X5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Volvo XC90 loses 48.9 percent of its value and the 2020 BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Volvo XC90 retains 4.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 BMW X5.
2020 Volvo XC90 vs. 2020 BMW X5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Volvo XC90 is 8.8 out of 10 while the BMW X5's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Volvo XC90 being ranked 3 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the BMW X5 being ranked 20 out of 67. Out of 32 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows, the Volvo XC90 is ranked 4 and the BMW X5 is ranked 14.
2020 Volvo XC90 vs. 2020 BMW X5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Volvo XC90 is 8.5 out of 10. For the BMW X5 the reliability rating is 8.4 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 2020 Volvo XC90’s base engine makes 250 horsepower, and the 2020 BMW X5 base engine makes 335 horsepower. The XC90 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 564 miles. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles.This gives the 2020 Volvo XC90 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2020 BMW X5 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2020 Volvo XC90 has higher safety ratings than the 2020 BMW X5, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.