2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 Volvo XC90
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2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 Volvo XC90

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A thorough search for a luxury midsize crossover SUV will lead you directly to the 2020 BMW X5. The X5 boldly transitioned into its fourth generation in 2018 with exciting improvements, and BMW has progressively enhanced the X5 since then. The 2020 Volvo XC90 sits in the same automotive class, so a thorough comparison of these two models is a natural next step as you prepare for your next vehicle purchase. The XC90's second generation was released in 2015. How does the BMW X5 compare to the Volvo XC90 in critical areas like style, features, and performance?


Because the exterior of the X5 benefited from a significant design change only two years ago, it continues to have a fresh, appealing look. Its sides and profile share a balance between prominence and sleekness. The hood and sides have a few crisp personality lines, which illustrate the otherwise smooth, sculpted exterior. The kidney-shaped grille on the front end has chrome bars standing vertically, and the multi-elemental LED headlights with a daytime running feature are placed on top of linear foglamps. In comparison, the Volvo XC90 received modest updates since its last major overhaul five years ago. It has a boxier profile throughout the roof, and the hood has a steep slope. The XC90 carries Volvo's sash-themed grille, and the headlights have a horizontal bar running through them.


Inside the 2020 BMW X5, you can appreciate refined materials blended with innovative technologies. The touch display screen mounted at the top of the dashboard has a stretched look, and this unique style is enhanced by the two extended air vents that sit directly below the screen. The X5 comes with smart device integration, a panoramic sunroof, remote engine start, heat for the steering wheel and seats, wireless device charging, a rotary control knob next to the leather-wrapped gear shifter and a few other preferred items. In the Volvo XC90, the touch display screen is mounted vertically in the center stack with two air vents flanking it. Because of the size and placement of the screen, it consumes most of the center stack. The XC90 may come with mounted steering wheel controls, leather seating, auto climate control system, mapping capabilities, and a few other items.


Under the hood of the BMW X5, you will find an I6, 3.0-liter engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger and an eight-speed auto transmission. With this equipment, you can take full advantage of 335 horsepower while cruising through town. The Volvo XC90, on the other hand, is equipped with a turbocharged engine and an eight-speed auto transmission. Its engineering produces 250 horsepower.

Do you want to experience the 2020 BMW X5's capabilities and features before finalizing your purchase plans? We invite you to visit Century BMW soon to take the beautiful X5 out for a spin.