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The 2021 Volvo XC90 is a stunning sports utility vehicle, with a rapid plugin hybrid and array of features. But does it have what it takes to beat the 2021 BMW X6, an SUV with a roomy interior, multiple upgrade options, and cutting edge technology?
Design & Style
The BMW X6 is moderately sized with a fastback exterior and plush cabin. It now comes with remote start, as well as front seats which are ventilated. Those that purchase the M Sport will get a suspension that has been retuned, an enhanced exhaust system and Merino leather seats. Both the steering wheel and armrests can be heated, and buyers will also get a two axle style air suspension.
The Volvo XC90 is also moderate in size. It has three row seating with a tablet style infotainment display and digitized gauge cluster. It can seat a maximum of seven passengers, and buyers get the option of exterior paints with cool sounding names like Savile Grey, as well as grille which are glossy black in color. The seats are thick and provide lots of cushioning.
Technology & Safety
Volvo is renowned for being one of the world’s safest automotive brands. As such, the XC90 is equipped with every modern safety gadget known to man, including automated emergency brakes, lane departure notifications, blind area monitoring, and frontal impact warnings, just to name a few. Luxuries within its cabin include a nine inch touch display, premium sound system from Bowers & Wilkins, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and wifi.
The BMW X6 has all the safety technology found in the Volvo. This includes automated emergency brakes, frontal impact alerts, blind area monitoring, and notifications for cross traffic in the rear and stop then go tech. Amenities within its cabin include a premium audio system from Harmon Kardon, multiple USB ports, navigation which is built in and iDrive infotainment.
Those that purchase the BMW X6 M will get an engine capable of generating 617 horsepower that can accelerate from zero to sixty in around 3.8 seconds. Those that buy the Volvo XC90 T8 will get a 400 horsepower engine that is connected to an eight speed automatic transmission which enables it to accelerate from zero to sixty in 4.9 seconds.
The Bottom Line
Everything that the Volvo XC90 does, the BMW X6 does better. This is especially true when it comes to performance, but aside from that, the Volvo XC90 is mired by an engine which sounds coarse at times, it doesn’t perform well on tough roads and its plugin is not efficient enough, which makes the BMW X6 the winner.
Ready to Schedule a 2021 BMW X6 Test Drive Today?
At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW X6 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.