In comparing the BMW 7 Series's and the Volvo S90's specifications and ratings, the BMW 7 Series has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, interior volume and base engine power. The Volvo S90 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the BMW 7 Series's and the Volvo S90's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
BMW 7 Series vs. Volvo S90 Pricing
A used 2023 BMW 7 Series ranges from $89,463 to $132,557 while a used 2023 Volvo S90 is priced between $54,307 to $68,970. For a new model, the BMW 7 Series's price is between $97,295 and $142,250, with the Volvo S90 priced between $57,325 and $69,797.
BMW 7 Series vs. Volvo S90 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW 7 Series loses 61.5 percent of its value and the Volvo S90 loses 59.6 percent of its value. This means the Volvo S90 retains 1.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW 7 Series.
BMW 7 Series vs. Volvo S90 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW 7 Series is 7.5 out of 10 while the Volvo S90's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the BMW 7 Series being ranked 14 out of 24 Best Luxury Large Cars and the Volvo S90 being ranked 13 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.
BMW 7 Series vs. Volvo S90 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW 7 Series is 8.1 out of 10. For the Volvo S90 the reliability rating is 7.2 out of 10. This gives the BMW 7 Series a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Volvo S90.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW 7 Series’s base engine makes 375 horsepower, and the Volvo S90 base engine makes 295 horsepower. The 7 Series is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 605 miles. The S90 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 509 miles. This gives the BMW 7 Series the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Volvo S90. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The BMW 7 Series, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Volvo S90, a midsize car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Volvo S90 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.