2023 BMW X5 Vs. 2023 Volvo XC90: Interior, Specs & Dimensions

Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5

The 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2023 BMW X5 battle has begun. Both luxury SUVs top the market with powerful performance that doesn't sacrifice long-range gas mileage, spacious comfort, high-end features, innovative technology, and eye-catching style. One, though, offers you more; the Scandinavian Volvo XC90 comes with three rows of seating, while the BMW option only has two.

Read on to see how the 2023 BMW X5 vs. 2023 Volvo XC90 stack up. Once you do, we're confident that you'll give our Volvo sales team a call to set up a test drive.

Interior Benefits

BMW X5 vs. Volvo XC90
Interior Benefits

As we compare the 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5 features, you'll see that the two SUVs have a similarly compelling lineup of creature comforts. This is noteworthy, especially considering that the base model of the 2023 BMW X5 is thousands of dollars more expensive than that of the new Volvo XC90.

Shared features include a standard digital gauge cluster, a 10-speaker sound system, a panoramic moonroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, and heated front seats. They both have standard safety assists like blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking assists, lane-keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control. The Volvo base option comes with leatherette upholstery, while the BMW SUV has SensaTec seats.

However, the 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. 2023 BMW X5 pricing favors the Volvo SUV. To learn more about the differences between their two vehicles – and see where your preference lies – talk to our team members.

Volvo XC90 vs. X5
Specs & Performance

The Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5 horsepower and efficiency competition is a back-and-forth battle.

The BMW X5 sDrive40i packs a 3.0-liter inline-6 engine with 335 horsepower, and delivers an EPA-estimated 21/26/23 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).1

The Volvo XC90 B5 AWD packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 48-volt mild hybrid system with 247 horsepower and delivers an EPA-estimated 22/28/25 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).2

The upgraded mild-hybrid Volvo XC90 B6 AWD is more muscular, boosting your power to 316 horsepower by adding a supercharger and offering an EPA-estimated 20/26/22 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).2 Volvo Cars leaves it to you to decide if you want to prioritize strength or fuel efficiency.

Specs & Reliability

Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5
Plug-In Hybrid Specs

Both models offer a plug-in hybrid version; the Volvo XC90 Recharge is more powerful and more efficient than the BMW X5 xDrive45e.

The Volvo XC90 Recharge makes 455 horsepower, while the BMW X5 xDrive45e only makes 389 horsepower.

The BMW X5 xDrive45e only delivers an EPA-estimated 50 MPGe3 while the Volvo XC90 Recharge delivers an EPA-estimated 58 MPGe.3

2023 BMW X5 vs. Volvo XC90
Reliability & Warranty

Both SUVs earn similar expert-rated reliability scores.

Both models include a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty,3 a four-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty,3 and three years or 36,000 miles of factory scheduled maintenance.4

Overall, Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5 reliability and warranty coverage is a tie in our book.

Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5
Dimensions & Cargo

The 2023 Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5 exterior dimensions are similar; the BMW X5 xDrive40i measures 194.3 inches long, 78.9 inches wide (without mirrors), and 68.7 inches tall. The Volvo XC90 measures 195 inches long, 79.1 inches wide, and 69.9 inches tall.

Despite their close sizes, the Volvo XC90 is more spacious and offers a huge cargo advantage. Specifically, the Volvo XC90 can carry up to 85.7 cubic feet of cargo, while the BMW X5 xDrive40i can only carry a maximum cargo capacity of 72.3 cubic feet.

The Volvo XC90 offers 40.9 inches of front legroom, while the BMW X5 only offers 39.8 inches. The Volvo XC90 has 37 inches of second-row legroom vs. the 37.4 inches of a BMW X5. The Volvo XC90, however, has three rows of seating while the BMW X5 only has two, making the 0.4 inches of extra legroom a largely moot point.

Dimensions & Cargo

Discover Your Next Volvo XC90 Today

Full of luxuries and with more efficiency and cargo room, the Volvo XC90 is a standout choice and a great vehicle to take on your next adventure. This flagship luxury SUV has a lot more waiting for you to discover, and if you're ready to see it all, we can help. Give our Volvo sales team a shout to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is better: the Volvo XC90 or the BMW X5?

"Better" can mean many things in the automotive landscape. With more fuel efficiency, cargo room, and spaciousness – and similar creature comforts – comparing the Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5 shows that the Volvo XC90 can be your "better" luxury SUV. It also serves larger families well as it contains three rows of seats. Visit us today to test drive this muscular and luxurious SUV.

Which has more passenger room: the Volvo XC90 or the BMW X5?

The Volvo XC90 provides more passenger accommodations than the BMW X5, as the Volvo XC90 is a three-row SUV and the BMW X5 only has two rows. Both have similar legroom in the two rows they share. Despite this, the Volvo XC90 is only 0.7 inches longer than the BMW X5, meaning it's still easy to park despite the extra seating capacity.

Which has more cargo space: the Volvo XC90 or the BMW X5?

The Volvo XC90 has significantly more cargo room than the BMW X5. Specifically, the Volvo XC90 can carry 85.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the first-row seats, while the BMW X5 can only fit 72.3 cubic feet. You'll feel the difference when you're packing for a road trip or weekend camping adventure.

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1Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.

2For more information, please visit the official US government source for all fuel economy at www.fueleconomy.gov.

3Whichever comes first. Warranties listed on this webpage shall not be solely relied upon. Warranties may be subject to specific terms, restrictions, exclusions, and fees. Additional warranty information may be obtained by visiting the official website of the warranty provider. Contact our dealership for complete details.

4Whichever comes first; Volvo Cars recommends that you bring your vehicle in for service at least once a year regardless of mileage. In such cases Volvo Cars will cover the recommended services at 1 per year for the first 3 years.