2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid vs. 2018 BMW X5

When looking for a reliable car to bring home with you, you will certainly look for a brand that rings a bell. The 2019 Volvo XC90 and the 2018 BMW X5, both coming from world-known brands, deserve to be on your list. What can they offer you? You will find out the answer after you have read this review.

Design & Style

The 2019 XC90 Hybrid comes from the different trim levels for the XC90 from the brand. This one has been designed to have the same features as those of other models from the same name. It has 18-inch wheels and LED headlights to be proud of. Add to that, it offers great construction inside with the inclusion of three-row seats. Visibility and accessibility is impressive for this car and the functional cabin is remarkable.

When it comes to the 2018 BMW X5, you get a car that impresses on the outside. It has a tailpipe design and is gifted with a bigger set of 21-inch wheels. The car is truly perfect for rugged terrains. Notice though that the provision of a sunroof cramp up the space inside the cabin and compromised visibility.

Technology & Safety

Along the technology aspect, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is gifted with a navigation system, a nine-inch central touchscreen, and a 10-speaker audio system. It also provides support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Bluetooth interface and USB ports are reliable as usual. For safety, you can count on the Level 2 Pilot Assist which means it offers semi-autonomous driving capability. Oncoming traffic lane mitigation, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control are also available.

In the case of the 2018 BMW X5, the maker added an upgrade via its stereo system. It comes equipped with side-mounted airbags too. It just fails to impress because it lacks the other advanced features found in the XC90 Hybrid.


The 2019 Volvo XC90 hybrid has a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine with an addition of the 87 horsepower motor and battery. This allows it to yield results of up to as much as 400 horsepower and 472lb-ft of torque. The 2018 BMW X5, on the other hand, has a six-cylinder, 3.0-liter capacity that only allows it to yield results of up to 300lb-ft of torque and 300 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

This comparison has clearly defined the great things to look forward to in both cars. However, you also come to realize now how great the XC90 Hybrid is when compared to the BMW X5. This car has the beauty to match its reliable technologies and powerful engine. With no doubt, it will give you more than your money's worth.

Ready to Schedule a Volvo XC90 Hybrid Test Drive Today?

Want to test drive the 2019 Volvo XC90 Hybrid see how it out-performs other car models? Visit us at Paul's Volvo! We are located in Hawthorne, New Jersey, proudly serving the needs of car buyers in nearby areas. Drop by our showroom today or call us to book your Volvo XC90 Hybrid test drive in advance.


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