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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2011 Volvo XC60

To start off, 2011 Volvo XC60 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 BMW X5. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 BMW X5 would be higher. At 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Volvo XC60 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Volvo XC60 (300 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 85 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Volvo XC60 should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 236 kg more than 2011 Volvo XC60.

With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2005 BMW X5 (520 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Volvo XC60. (440 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Volvo XC60. 2011 Volvo XC60 has automatic transmission and 2005 BMW X5 has manual transmission. 2005 BMW X5 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Volvo XC60 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2011 Volvo XC60
Make BMW Volvo
Model X5 XC60
Year Released 2005 2011
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 300 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 440 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD AWD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1934 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4628 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1712 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2748 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 70 L


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