Volvo XC90 Competitive Comparison

2020 Volvo XC90

2020 Audi Q7

2020 BMW X5

2020 Mercedes GLE 350

Base MSRP$48,350$54,800$58,900$53,700
7-SeaterStandardStandard$2,200 1$2,100
4-Zone ACCStandard$4,000 1$1,050$860
Laminated Panoramic RoofStandardGlassGlassGlass
Remote Engine StartStandard 2Not Available$300Standard 1
Lane Keeping AidStandard$4,150 1$2,750 1$2,250 1
Road Sign InformationStandard$4,150 1Standard$295
Auto-Dimming Exterior MirrorsStandard$1,200Driver OnlyDriver Only
SiriusXMStandard 3Standard 3$1,050 (1 yr.)$1,850 (6 mo.)
Spare TireStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
(with and without mirrors)
84.3 / 79.187.1 / 77.587.3 / 78.984.9 / 76.6
Headroom (F/R)38.9 / 38.5 / 36.339.9 / 38.8 / 35.940.7 / 39.440.5 / 36.6
Legroom (F/R)40.9 / 37.0 / 31.941.7 / 38.8 / 29.239.8 / 37.440.3 / 40.9
Shoulder Room (F/R)57.7 / 56.5 / 46.959.5 / 58.5 / 49.460.0 / 58.159.3 / 58.3
Curb Weight4,3744,7844,758N/A
MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)21 / 30 / 2517 / 21 / 1821 / 26 / 2320 / 27 / 22

Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz GLE 350: Compare Luxury SUVs in Erie County

As Volvo's flagship SUV, the XC90 epitomizes the automaker's signature Swedish design, expert craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail. While many luxury automakers choose to crowd the dash with buttons and switches, the XC90 takes a different approach, seamlessly blending advanced technology with Scandinavian minimalism. Unimpressed by conspicuous extravagance, Volvo emphasizes sophistication, timelessness, and engaging performance. Ideal for discerning Findley Lake and Fairview families, the XC90 is a three-row luxury family SUV with upscale accommodations, executive style, and a wealth of amenities.

An SUV of this caliber is destined to draw many comparisons. Here's a quick look at how the Volvo XC90 matches up against three of its primary class competitors, the Audi Q7, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz GLE 350.

Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7

Standard Safety Features

The Volvo XC90 offers North East PA families a more complete array of standard advanced safety features. No matter which trim you select, you'll get technologies like:

  • Full-Speed Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Pilot Assist Autonomous Driving with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping Assist
  • On-Coming Lane Mitigation
  • Run-Off-Road Mitigation
  • Road Sign Information
  • The Audi Q7 only comes standard with low-speed collision mitigation and lane-departure warning (with no steering assist). The remaining features are reserved for the upper trims.

    Cargo Capacity and Accommodations

    The XC90 provides more practical utility for Edinboro PA drivers than the Audi Q7. The second and third rows can be configured in a variety of passenger and cargo combinations, and with all seats folded, the XC90 boasts up to 86 cubic feet of max cargo room. The Audi Q7 offers significantly less, just 70 cubic feet.

    Greater headroom and legroom means that third-row passengers will feel more comfortable in the XC90.

    Volvo XC90 vs. BMW X5

    Technology and Features

    The XC90 features a standard Volvo Sensus infotainment system with a 9-inch vertically oriented touchscreen for easier viewing and menu navigation. Plus, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide seamless smartphone integration without distraction. The BMW X5 only offers subscription-based Apple CarPlay, which means Jamestown owners will have to pay a yearly fee to use it. Android Auto isn't available at all.

    The XC90 comes standard with Volvo's Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system. You can get BMW's Driving Assistance Professional on the X5, but only as a costly option.


    The Volvo XC90's standard three-row configuration better accommodates large Meadville and Mina families. And when you don't need the extra seats, the third-row folds flat for extra cargo space. The BMW X5 has a standard two-row configuration. Third-row seating is optional.

    The XC90's 86 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity dwarves the 72.3 cubic feet offered by the X5.

    Volvo XC90 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE 350


    The XC90 offers roomy accommodations and ample legroom in all three rows, meaning third-row passengers will enjoy a more comfortable experience. Comparatively, the GLE 350's smaller third row feels a little more confined.

    The XC90's standard four-zone automatic climate control ensures that all passengers are comfortable, no matter the outside conditions. Additionally, the standard panoramic sunroof provides a more impressive view and a more open experience. The GLE 350 only offers a standard sunroof and two-zone automatic climate control. A panoramic sunroof is an extra option.

    Features and Value

    The XC90's standard IntelliSafe suite of advanced driver aids includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure mitigation and lane-centering, collision mitigation, autonomous driving, and more. The GLE 350 only comes standard with collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. All other driver aids are restricted to optional packages.

    Even though the XC90 provides more standard amenities, it still costs nearly $3,000 less than the GLE 350.

    Test Drive the New Volvo XC90 Luxury SUV in Erie, PA

    For more information regarding the new Volvo XC90 and available lease deals and financing offers, contact Volvo of Erie today. If you'd like to experience the accommodations, features, and performance for yourself, visit us in Erie for a test drive. We'll be happy to assist you.

    Information sourced from Autoplanner for XC90.
    Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. / Android Auto is a trademark of Google Inc.
    1 Requires additional Packages and/or Trim Level Bump
    2 Remote Engine Start - Standard connectivity includes 4-year free trial of the Volvo On Call app for new vehicles. Volvo On Call permissions do not affect any emergency services in event of an accident. Vehicle immobilization available in some states.
    3 3-month trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio. All SiriusXM services require a subscription, sold separately by SiriusXM after trial period.  Fees and taxes apply.  See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at All fees and programming subject to change.  SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.