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BMW vs. Volvo

2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90

7,200 pounds

Towing Capacity

4,000 pounds
3.0L V6 engine

Base Engine

2.0L 4-cylinder engine
335 hp


250 hp
330 lb-ft


258 lb-ft

Drivetrain Options


Shopping in St Paul for a luxury midsize SUV with the power and technology you need every day? Many buyers are comparing the 2021 Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5, and for good reason. Still, you can only drive one of them home to Minneapolis — so which brand offers an SUV with the thrilling performance and practical features you desire most? Compare Volvo vs. BMW X5 towing capacity, drivetrains, and interior amenities with Motorwerks BMW. Don’t hesitate to contact us at Motorwerks BMW with any further questions!

Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5: Performance Specs

Both SUVs are available with three engine options, and both also offer a plug-in hybrid engine. But when it comes to hauling your RV trailer miles beyond Richfield, one model has a distinct advantage: the BMW X5 towing capacity maxes out at a phenomenal 7,200 pounds, compared to a max 4,000-pound towing capacity for the Volvo XC90. Compare Volvo vs. BMW midsize SUV engine options below:

2021 BMW X5: Engines

  • 3.0L inline-6 engine with 335 hp, 330 lb-ft of torque, and standard RWD or available xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Available 4.4L M Performance V8 engine with 523 hp, 553 lb-ft of torque, and xDrive all-wheel drive
  • 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline-6 with integrated electric motor, offering 282 hp, standard xDrive all-wheel drive, and a 30-mile all-electric range

2021 Volvo XC90: Engines

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 250 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque, and standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive
  • 2.0L 4-cylinder supercharged engine with 316 hp, 295 lb-ft of torque, and all-wheel drive
  • 2.0L 4-cylinder electric/gasoline hybrid with 400 hp, all-wheel drive, and an 18-mile all-electric range

Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5: Interior Features

Whether you choose the XC90 or X5, you’ll benefit from the convenience of standard technologies like a 12.3-inch digital driver display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, and available cooled front seats. Still, there are some key differences to keep in mind as you compare these Volvo vs. BMW SUVs:

  • The BMW X5 interior offers dozens of innovative technologies to keep you connected and comfortable on long rides — from standard heated front seats and 12-way power-adjustable front seats to a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen.
  • While 8-way power front seats and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen come standard on the Volvo CX90, an upgrade is required to access the available heated front seats.

Find Your BMW SUV at Motorwerks BMW

Still narrowing down your options? See how the BMW X5 towing capacity stacks up against top competitors like the Audi Q7. If you think that the X5 may be the right SUV for you, browse our inventory to find your favorite new BMW X5 for sale in Bloomington.  We’ve made it easy to take the next steps in whichever way you prefer, whether you’d like to shop online or make an appointment to visit us in-store!

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