In comparing the BMW X7's and the Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, the BMW X7 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the BMW X7's and the Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, the Volvo XC90 is a better car than the BMW X7.
BMW X7 vs. Volvo XC90 Pricing
A used 2023 BMW X7 ranges from $79,993 to $115,986 while a used 2023 Volvo XC90 is priced between $52,972 to $68,967. For a new model, the BMW X7's price is between $82,878 and $118,968, with the Volvo XC90 priced between $58,287 and $74,212.
BMW X7 vs. Volvo XC90 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW X7 loses 51.6 percent of its value and the Volvo XC90 loses 48.9 percent of its value. This means the Volvo XC90 retains 2.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X7.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW X7’s base engine makes 375 horsepower, and the Volvo XC90 base engine makes 247 horsepower. The X7 is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 548 miles. The XC90 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 526 miles.This gives the Volvo XC90 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the BMW X7 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Volvo XC90 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Volvo XC90 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.