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What is Better BMW X3 or Volvo XC90?

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BMW X3 Volvo XC90

10 reasons to buy BMW X3

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 5 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

254 bhp vs 163 bhp

vs 120 kw.

36% or 91 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.0 sec. vs 12.3 sec. 6.3 sec.
More top speed 130 mph vs 115 mph 15 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 99 g/mile vs 149 g/mile 51% or 50 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 3 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 550 liters vs 249 liters 55% or 301 liters
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2400 kg vs 2250 kg 6% or 150 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1800 kg vs 2049 kg 14% or 249 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11 meters vs 12.5 meters 14% or 1.5 meters

2 reasons to buy Volvo XC90

Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 31.38 mpg vs 47.2 mpg 50% or 15.82 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 68 liters vs 67 liters 1% or 1 liters

Neutral reasons BMW X3 vs. Volvo XC90

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 2993 cm3 vs 2401 cm3 20% or 592 cm3 more
Fuel supply Common rail vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 8 vs 5 3 more
Dimensions
Length 4648 mm vs 4798 mm 3% or 150 mm shorter
Width 1881 mm vs 1898 mm 1% or 17 mm narrower
Height 1675 mm vs 1743 mm 4% or 68 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2810 mm vs 2857 mm 2% or 47 mm less
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)