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BMW X5 vs. Volvo XC90 MPG

Chart is based on 99 fuel economy reports for the BMW X5 and 190 fuel economy reports for the Volvo XC90.

BMW X5 MPG

BMW X5 BMW X5 2012 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2011 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2011 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2010 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2009 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2009 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 9 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2009 14.4 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2008 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2007 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2007 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2006 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2006 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2005 18.2 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2005 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2004 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2004 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2003 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2003 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2002 14.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2002 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2002 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent BMW X5 BMW X5 2001 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 24.5  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 80 5 5 60 19.2  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 4 34 28 35 75 22.8  
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 7 38 32 22 79 21.2  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 282hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 10 70 20 100 21.8  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 69 20 9 64 21.9  
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 30 40 25 90 14.4  
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 9 18 68 63 21.2  
2007 4dr SUV 350-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 0 57 40 70 16.0  
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 25 0 33 43 86 18.9  
2006 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 19 22 13 46 61 17.5  
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 13 33 43 62 19.3  
2005 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 16 24 13 47 86 18.2  
2005 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 50 2 49 73 19.4  
2004 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 2 5 30 63 70 17.0  
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 20 20 20 40 70 17.8  
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 40 60 60 20.0  
2003 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 3 20 37 41 75 16.7  
2003 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 6 15 21 58 75 20.9  
2002 4dr SUV 340-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 10 10 40 40 60 14.2  
2002 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 50 0 50 60 17.7  
2002 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 33 32 2 34 65 19.0  
2001 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 25 2 72 67 20.6  

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Volvo XC90 MPG

Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2011 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2011 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2010 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2010 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2010 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2009 16.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2008 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2008 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2008 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2007 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2007 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2007 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2006 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2005 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2004 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2004 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2004 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2003 14.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2003 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Volvo XC90 Volvo XC90 2003 34.8 MPG Highway Percentage 93 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 1 9 40 50 60 17.5  
2011 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 24.0  
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
hills light none 10 10 10 70 60 28.9  
2010 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 45 15 40 0 0 18.7  
2010 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 3 65 30 60 17.9  
2009 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 25 25 50 60 16.2  
2008 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 7 20 33 40 68 18.8  
2008 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 20 35 35 60 17.5  
2008 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 14 30 21 35 67 17.9  
2007 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 3 40 55 68 21.7  
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 3 45 38 15 60 21.4  
2007 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 26 30 33 81 17.9  
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 6 34 6 54 60 16.5  
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 7 33 26 34 81 18.9  
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
flat light light 10 20 20 50 70 30.0  
2006 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 23 8 63 77 18.6  
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 10 40 40 65 17.5  
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 5 30 15 50 65 18.5  
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 6 13 34 47 63 19.2  
2005 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 6 14 37 44 69 17.9  
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 1 42 31 26 70 18.0  
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 19 34 29 18 60 17.1  
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 21 40 35 68 20.2  
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 73 18 10 70 14.0  
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 43 5 10 43 63 18.6  
2003 4dr SUV turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 0 8 0 93 68 34.8  

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BMW X5 vs. Volvo XC90 MPG

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the BMW X5 and Volvo XC90's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW X5

BMW X5 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Diesel engine, 24 MPG highway, 600 miles per tank see full BMW X5 review
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Better than our 6 cyl Grand Cherokee by far see full BMW X5 review
BMW X5 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
like many other SUV it consume more fuel, but I know the EPA before buying the X5. see full BMW X5 review
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
poor compared to diesel see full BMW X5 review
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The 3.0L i6 is rather underpowered, and it's hard for me to squeeze even 22 mpg out of my X5. Most of the time, I get close to 20. Most V8 X5s from this generation get 16-18 mpg. see full BMW X5 review
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I get a consistant 16.6mpg. Mostly in town driving. see full BMW X5 review
2003 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
A gas drinker~~~ even considered its engine litre~~~ see full BMW X5 review
2002 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
It gets about 16 mpg in town and about 19-20 on the highway. For the amount of performance I should not complain but I would love a SUV that got about 30 see full BMW X5 review
2001 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Horrible mileage. see full BMW X5 review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 The old Volvo XC90's fuel economy was stuck in the early 2000s. When fitted with a 311-horsepower 4.4-liter V8 (last offered for 2011) its EPA ratings were 13 mpg city, 19 mpg highway. The 240-horsepower 3.2-liter inline-six that powered all first-generation XC90s in recent years managed little better, 15/21. The new XC90 is a couple hundred pounds lighter than the original one, and its only engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Two liters doesn't sound like nearly enough to motivate 4,400 pounds of all-wheel-drive crossover? Well, this particular engine happens to be both supercharged and turbocharged (the former to avoid the lag usually associated with a large, high-boost-pressure turbo) to the tune of 316 horsepower, five more than the old V8. The payoff: EPA ratings of 20 mpg city, 25 mpg highway. The highway figure is lower than that of the MDX (26), but the city figure is the best for a gasoline-powered fancy-brand three-row crossover. The trip computer averages during my week with the new XC90 largely confirmed these ratings. With a light foot in the suburbs I observed up to 27 mpg, a couple better than the Acura. Averages around 23 were common. Make frequent use of the boost and the trip computer average sinks as low as 14 mpg, but drive competitors similarly and they guzzle at least as much gas. Want even better fuel economy? Volvo will soon offer the above engine in conjuction with electric motors that bump total output to 400 horsepower. EPA ratings for the T8 hybrid haven't yet been announced, but they're expected to be impressive. Plus it will be possible to plug in the XC90 T8 then drive it about 17 miles on electricity alone. The downside? The T8 will cost $11,800 more than the T6 even after factoring in a $4,600 tax credit. Fuel savings alone won't justify this bump. see full Volvo XC90 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
For an SUV it is pretty good see full Volvo XC90 review
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We did not want to drive a full size suv see full Volvo XC90 review
Volvo XC90 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 311-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
City driving is horrible, even in grandpa mode. Highway is quite good though. see full Volvo XC90 review