When comparing the Volvo XC90's and the Volvo XC's specifications and ratings, the Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Volvo XC has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Volvo XC90's and the Volvo XC's specifications and ratings, the Volvo XC90 is a better car than the Volvo XC.
Volvo XC90 vs. Volvo XC Pricing
A used 2023 Volvo XC90 ranges from $51,994 to $68,607 while a used 2002 Volvo XC is priced between $2,185 to $7,784.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Volvo XC90’s base engine makes 247 horsepower, and the Volvo XC base engine makes 197 horsepower. The XC90 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 526 miles. The XC is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 414 miles. This gives the Volvo XC90 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Volvo XC. The XC90 uses premium unleaded, and the XC uses gasoline.
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.