The BMW X3 is an epitome of luxury and classiness, while the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country boasts a powerful engine and exceptional handling ability. If you are considering these two cars as your next investment, better read this comparison to know why Volvo is a preferred choice among car buyers.

Design & Style

There is nothing much to separate both these models in terms of exterior appearance. Talking about the interiors, the BMW X3 can seat up to 5 people across two rows, with a good amount of comfort and space on offer. However, only two adults can fit in comfortably for long drives. The first-grade interior has a few hard surfaces throughout the cabin. Power adjustments and leatherette upholstery come standard in X3.

On the other hand, the Volvo V90 Cross Country is a clear picture of sportiness and elegance. The strong build quality of the interior is well complemented by the ruggedness of the vehicle. There are some premium quality materials included in the cabin and is spacious enough to accommodate passengers of all sizes.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety are two important parameters to consider when looking to purchase a car. The BMW X3 comes equipped with an intuitive iDrive infotainment system with physical controls. Other notable features include a USB port, Bluetooth, HD Radio and a 12-speaker audio system. You would be disappointed with the absence of Smartphone connectivity features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The only active safety feature included in the base model is a rearview camera.

The Sensus infotainment system outlines the key technology feature of Volvo V90 Cross Country. The Smartphone integration consists of both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while the fully integrated navigation system is another plus point. You can connect to the internet via WiFi, Bluetooth or Volvo On Call. The Park Assist Pilot allows your car to park itself, while the rear parking camera increases your rear view when parking.


The performance metrics is a key difference between the two cars. The BMW X3 comes with a 248 HP 4-cylinder engine combined to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It delivers sufficient power but is nothing compared to Volvo's turbocharged and supercharged engine that produces a maximum yield of 316 Horsepower and 295lb-ft of torque. The vehicle zips through the town, while also remaining quiet at highway speeds.

The Bottom Line

Are you still waiting to make a choice after reading this comparison? If you are a smart car buyer, you would have recognized why Volvo V90 Cross Country is a recommended choice. BMW X3 may be a tough competitor, but not enough to beat 2018 V90.

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Do you want to see and experience for yourself what this Volvo vehicle has to offer? Visit us at Volvo Cars Manhattan today! Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable and can provide pertinent advice regarding car purchase, servicing, financing, and more. Contact us today and book a test drive for the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country now!


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