Are you ready to explore the power and capability of the 2021 Volvo XC90? This midsize SUV has so much to offer apart from its standard safety features and good fuel economy. Come check out the attractive traits of the XC90 and compare against those of the 2021 BMW X5 through our article below.

Design & Style

The Volvo XC90 is styled towards a Scandinavian concept that looks simple and uncluttered. However, it is far from looking dull as its outlook is beautifully pulled together by a refined layout that makes use of premium wood and metal accents. The car seats a total of seven people on comfy and cushy seats. Leg- and headroom are also abundant to ensure each row provides enough comfort throughout each ride.

The BMW X5 has a cabin that is packed with features and space. It may not look that sophisticated internally but its simplistic styling looks modern and appealing. Several premium materials are used for its surface and its insulation is also in a good amount. The car seats up to five with an optional third row option.

Technology & Safety

The XC90 has a high-tech cabin that is equipped with features like WiFi hot spot, smartphone charging dock, a pair of USB ports, Bluetooth, 10 speakers, satellite and HD radios, navigation, Android and Apple platform sync, and a 9-inch display. Safety features of the car include driver attentiveness monitor, sign recognition, adaptive LED headlamps, rear traffic alert, blind spot monitor, lane keep and departure assists, adaptive cruise control, auto emergency brakes, cyclist and pedestrian detection, collision warning, parking sensors at the front and back, and a rearview camera.

The X5 is packed with several technological advances that include satellite and HD radios, navigation, USB ports, Bluetooth, voice control, touch pad control, 10 speakers, Android and Apple wireless, and two 12.3 - inch screens. Safety tech of the car includes auto high beams, LED headlamps, fatigue alert, rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors, cruise control, and pedestrian detection.


The Volvo XC90 offers some potent engine options with its base making 250 hp through a turbo four over an 8-speed automatic. Its fuel economy can fetch up to 21 mpg and 30 mpg while in cities and on highway under the front-wheel drive mode.

The BMW X5 is an agile vehicle that puts out 335 hp through a 3L 6-cylinder engine that fetches 21 mpg and 26 mpg for cities and highways.

The Bottom Line

The Volvo XC90 is the new definition of greatness. It shines out among other class vehicles thanks to its generous cabin and seating space, abundance of safety features, and a stunning, sleek interior. Its engine choices are also peppy for both daily commute and longer cruises to assure a smooth ride can be enjoyed every day.

Ready to Schedule a 2021 Volvo XC90 Test Drive Today?

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 2021 Volvo XC90 now!


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