If you are looking to purchase a luxury car, there are two really good options, including the 2018 BMW 3-Series and the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country. It may be hard for you to take a decision, given the fact that both are really good in terms of their specification. However, at the end of the day, you need to arrive to a conclusion.

Design & Style

The 2018 BMW 3 Series is a 5-seater vehicle with manual adjustable front seats and synthetic leather upholstery. Given the size of the vehicle, there is sufficient headroom and legroom in both the rows and the seats are quite comfortable. The handsome cabin features clean styling; however the synthetic leather seats are not as opulent as the quality of other competitors. This is where the Volvo V90 Cross country has an upper hand with its glossy contemporary styling and upscale design. You get that luxury feel as you would expect from a high-end German car. There is plenty of space inside to accommodate passengers of all sizes.

Technology & Safety

The 2018 BMW 3-Series comes standard with an iDrive infotainment system that is easy to use. There is nothing much to talk about the features in the base system. Some basic amenities such as navigation, Wi-Fi hot spot and Apple CarPlay are missing. Rearview camera is the only standard safety features included in the base model, while you can upgrade to parking sensors, active park assist, automatic high beams and adaptive headlights.

A careful analysis and thought process goes behind the making of the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country. Along with the innovative design and technology, it has an agile navigation and audio system. Some notable key features include Bluetooth, two USB ports, a satellite radio and a Sensus infotainment system. You would simply fall in love with the intuitive interface, with straightforward menu layout. The biggest plus point is here is the Pilot Assist option with features like steering system, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist. Blind spot monitoring and 360-degree camera are also included.


The 2018 V90 Cross Country comes with a standard 2-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates a power output of 250 Horsepower. Opt for T6 model, in case you are looking for a combined supercharged and turbocharged option. The BMW 3-Series is a disappointment in this respect, with a 180-HP engine combined to a standard 8-speed automatic transmission. The standard engine is quite sluggish for those who want a brisk takeoff.

The Bottom Line

Given the above comparison, it is quite evident that the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country is undeniably a better choice than 2018 BMW 3-series. It has everything in shape right from design and technology to performance and handling.

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