Compare The Volvo XC90 SUV

Side-by-Side Details of the Volvo XC90 and Top Competitors

Looking for a powerful three-row luxury SUV to accommodate your lifestyle on the roads of Pennsylvania? One of the front runners in this segment is the new Volvo XC90. With a mid-sized stance and a spacious interior, it checks all the boxes for many local drivers. However, here at Ken Pollock Volvo Cars, we understand your need for a little comparing and contrasting. Get your research done with the experts to reveal why the Volvo XC90 is the ultimate powerhouse for your family.

The Volvo XC90 vs. The Audi Q7

Both of these models come with a standard three-row seating configuration, updated safety and technology, and are German brands with refined styling and minimalistic design. Get to know the Volvo XC90 and the Audi Q7 with more detail here: 


If having options is preferable, the Volvo takes the cake here with four distinct powertrain options compared to the Audi model's mere two-engine lineup. The starting engine on the Audi produces 248-horsepower, while the T5, the entry engine on the Volvo, churns out 250-horsepower. You'll enjoy a max horsepower output from a plug-in hybrid powertrain on the Volvo XC90 of 400-horsepower, and 472-pound-feet of torque, which far outruns the maximum 335-horsepower from the Audi Q7.

Interior Design

Inside, expect a beautiful span of leather seating materials for both models. The Audi Q7 favors a flat-backed quilted design option, while the Volvo XC90 offers silky-smooth leather surfaces with large bolsters for all rows, which drastically improves comfort. While both vehicles seat seven, the Volvo XC90 offers significantly more third-row room. Enjoy up to 31.9-inches of legroom in the last row compared to 29.2-inches in the Audi.

Technology & Safety

Find widely standard driver's assistance features in the Volvo XC90-such as a 360-degree parking camera, rear cross-traffic alerts, and other collision mitigation technology that's above and beyond. Audi offers all of these safety perks, but they require a package add-on that adds to the price. In terms of technology, both models offer a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster behind the steering wheel and a large center infotainment system that keeps you connected with smartphone integration and more. Volvo has the upper hand here with its fully integrated system of Google services such as Google Maps, Google Assistant, and the Google Play store.

The Volvo XC90 vs. The BMW X5

When it comes to a true mid-sized model, the Volvo XC90 is most often compared to the BMW X5, which favors its crossover roots more than its three-row cabin occupancy. Get more details about how these two differ today:


Both models offer several choices for their drivers to choose from, including a plug-in hybrid variant. However, the Volvo XC90 still reigns supreme with a 400-horsepower output with its plug-in hybrid configuration, which is more than the BMW X5 vehicle's 389-horsepower.

Interior Design

The BMW X5 is not built to include a third-row seat from the standard level, which is something to seriously consider if the seven-seat allure is a big selling point for you. You can upgrade to add in two seats in the rear of the BMW X5, but as you might imagine, the legroom is less than ideal. As a reminder, the Volvo XC90 comes with a standard third row.

Technology & Safety

Both vehicles offer competitive technology perks, complete smartphone integration, and largely standard driver's assistance features. However, the Volvo XC90 takes things to the next level with a unique air filtration system and its fully connected Google Suite.

The Volvo XC90 vs. The Acura MDX

TThose shopping for three rows of standard seating in the body of a mid-sized model will likely have run into the Acura MDX in their hunt for the perfect vehicle. However, the Volvo XC90 takes luxury seriously, as you'll see here:


Once again, the Volvo XC90 wins out with four drivetrain options compared to the Acura MDX vehicle's two-engine lineup. You'll find a mild hybrid powertrain option in the Acura lineup, which is a competitive choice but doesn't quite benefit the driver in terms of emissions output and performance numbers when compared to the Volvo SUV's plug-in hybrid configuration.

Interior Design

Comparable measurements in terms of passenger space mean these vehicles are both great options for those who need a third row of seating. However, the cargo volume of the Volvo XC90 takes the cake, measuring at 65.5-cubic-feet compared to the Acura MDX SUV's mere 43.4-cubic-feet. The Volvo XC90 takes the cake in terms of styling, as well. You'll find luxurious leather surfaces, well-shaped seats, and reined German design that really elevates your drive to the next level-the Acura MDX just isn't the ultra-luxurious SUV you've been looking for.

Technology & Safety

The Volvo XC90 brings its competitive safety suite and high-tech Google-integrated infotainment suite to the standard model. You'll find a complex dual touchscreen in the Acura MDX that lacks the seamless integration you crave. Not to mention, expect widespread safety perks to be part of a paid-for add-on.


Schedule a Test Drive Appointment with the Volvo XC90 Today

If plug-in powertrain options, a spacious third row of seats, and refined design are important elements to you in your car buying process, the Volvo XC90 is the clear winner in this race. We highly encourage our local shoppers to explore our new inventory of the latest innovations from the Volvo XC90 lineup to see what this vehicle could provide them on their next journey. Book your test drive with Ken Pollock Volvo Cars today to get started.


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