When you see the 2018 BMW X5 pitted against your emerging favorite, the 2018 Volvo XC90, you cannot help but take a peek at what the BMW can offer. That is understandable considering that BMW is already an established name in the car industry. However, the name should not be your only basis when making a choice. You should consider a long list of factors as well. With the confusion in mind, allow us to help you through this comparison.

Design & Style

There is much to appreciate with the rugged yet stylish 2018 Volvo XC90. Reflective of a magnificent Swedish design, this car simply looks outstanding from the outside. Inside it, you will notice that it will never lag behind its already established competitors, the X5 included. You will notice how the manufacturer worked into every detail in order to make the cabin roomier and cozier for end users. The quality of materials inside are to be praised too.

As for the 2018 BMW X5, you will notice that the tough exterior is backed up by its 21-inch wheels. This makes it look like a great ride for tough roads. Inside it, you will discover what it missed. Not that it only sacrificed headroom for taller passengers. It has also cramped up legroom at the rear seats. This makes the car less appealing when compared to its Volvo counterpart.

Technology & Safety

The infotainment system in the 2018 Volvo XC90 is one that you will truly appreciate. This infotainment system works with the help of the simplified controls which allow you to access the technological features, from navigation to audio, in a faster manner. Safety aids include the likes of automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and blind spot monitoring.

Inside the 2018 BMW X5, you will see stereo and Bluetooth interfaces that are fairly easy to use. It also offers side and rear-mounted airbags which the Volvo has. Safety-wise, all you will enjoy is the automatic emergency braking. All other driver aids come with a price.


One of the most important considerations when comparing cars is the power that the engine is capable of providing. In the case of the 2018 Volvo XC90, you will find the 250 horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque produced by its four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine very powerful. Even if the 2018 BMW X5 is gifted with a bigger engine that is a V6, 3.0-liter capacity, you only yield a maximum of 300 horsepower and 300lb-ft of torque. This is kind of less powerful with the engine size. Also, this is unappealing considering the noise the engine makes once you accelerate.

The Bottom Line

There is really a lot of things to appreciate when it comes to the 2018 Volvo XC90. Imagine the fact that a tough competitor like the 2018 BMW X5 is defeated and you will certainly say yes to buying a Volvo.

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