Comparison - Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered 2021 - vs - BMW X5 xDrive45e 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
69,500
Updated: 
27 Aug 2019
$
65,400
Updated: 
20 Jan 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal White Metallic
#F1EDEE
Osmium Grey Metallic
#5D5D60
Onyx Black Metallic
#000000
Black Stone
#000000
Bright Silver Metallic
#E2E2E2
Color: 
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Jet Black
#000000
Arctic Gray Metallic
#65666D
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Manhattan Green Metallic
#5C614F
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000

Electric

Battery: 
24.0 kWh
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.30s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Former T8 plug-in hybrid is now called Recharge.Adaptive headlights, hands-free liftgate and rear USB-C ports added as standard.

Pros
Elegant interior design
Spacious second-row seating
Many standard safety tech features
Available as a plug-in hybrid

Cons
Not as fun to drive as most competitors
Too many controls tied to frustrating touchscreen interface
Ride is a little busier than you might expect from a luxury crossover

By: 
edmunds.com

The XC60 receives several new standard features for 2021, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, LED headlights, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and front parking sensors, as well as a new 19-inch wheel design and power-folding exterior mirrors with an auto-dimming function. Volvo has eliminated AM radio on the XC60, but fans of the format will still be able to listen via a provided app, TuneIn, through the infotainment system.

Pros
Handsomely designed inside and out,
good fuel economy from all three powertrains,
plenty of standard safety tech.

Cons
Infotainment system response lags at startup,
hybrid powertrain needs refinement,
dinky interior storage bins.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.

Pros
New, affordable front-wheel drive offering
Gorgeous interior
Competent powertrains
Standard advanced safety features
Logical and sharp touchscreen

Cons
Can get pricey quickly
Not especially fuel efficient without a plug
Requires premium fuel
It’s not in our driveway now

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2021, the X5's xDrive50i model has been replaced by the plug-in hybrid xDrive45e. The new plug-in hybrid powertrain consists of a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and an electric motor for a total output of 389 horsepower. A 24.0-kWh battery pack is said to provide up to 30 miles of electric-only driving range. The regular 40i models also receive some light electrification in the form of a 48-volt hybrid system.

Pros
Wide range of available engines,
high-quality cabin materials,
intuitive infotainment interface.

Cons
Somewhat vague steering feel,
tight third-row passenger space,
V-8 performance costs a lot extra.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The xDrive45e plug-in hybrid model debuts.Last year's xDrive50i is discontinued.Android Auto is now standard.Minor feature changes.

Pros
Strong performance from available engines
Luxurious, comfortable cabin lives up to its price tag
Spacious cabin and cargo area

Cons
Small mirrors and wide roof pillars create blind spots
Limited interior storage
Wide doorsills inhibit entry and exit

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
331ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
389hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
41.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.60in
194.30in
Width: 
78.70in
78.90in
Height: 
65.30in
68.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
8.30in
Front Track: 
66.10in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
117.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
38.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
39.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
37.40in
Front Hip Room: 
56.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
60.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.30cu.ft
71.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
7200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
29.70cu.ft
33.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
4749.00lbs
5646.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Premium Leather/Cloth
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Brand Speakers
1400 Watts Stereo Output
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
19 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
205 Watts Stereo Output
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 8.5 In.
19 X 9.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Cornering Lights
Rear Folding Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Luxury Seating Package
Luxury Seating Package 2
Premium Package
Executive Package
M Sport Package
Parking Assistance Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
22" 5-Y Spoke CNC Machined Black Alloy Wheels
20" V-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Trailer Hitch
21" M Y-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
21" Y-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Star-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Aluminum Running Boards
Extended Shadowline Trim
Interior Options: 
Integrated Booster Seats
Front Massaging Seats
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Multi-Contour Seats
Android Auto Compatibility
Heated Front Seats Armrests And Steering Wheel
Leather Dashboard

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Color: 
Cognac Vernasca, leather
#9C745B
Tartufo Extended Merino, premium leather
#9D7866
Black Vernasca, leather
#000000
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige Vernasca, leather
#D9D3C7
Ivory White/Night Blue Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Ivory White Vernasca, leather
#E4E1D9
Coffee Vernasca, leather
#675C56
Ivory White Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#000000
Coffee Extended Merino, premium leather
#675C56