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Plug-In Hybrid Comparison: BMW X5 vs Porsche Cayenne vs. Volvo XC90

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A growing number of our clients are asking for help comparing the various electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids on the market. In this post, we'll take a look at three of the most popular plug-in hybrid luxury SUVs.

  

BMW X5 vs. Porsche Cayenne vs Volvo XC90

We've configured a sample vehicle for each car and then examined some of the key differentiating factors of each. Our sample models are based on popular configurations among Cartelligent clients.

  • 2017 BMW X5: Our example BMW X5 xDrive 40e is configured with heated leather seats, rear view camera, and head up display at an MSRP of $68,645.

  • 2017 Porsche Cayenne: Our sample Cayenne is the S Platinum with 21" SportEdition wheels, leather seats, Bose surround sound, and park assist. MSRP as configured is $90,865.

  • 2017 Volvo XC90We've chosen a Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid Inscription with leather interior, a surround view camera, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. MSRP as configured is $77,725.

 

Vehicle Comparison

We'll look at the features of each vehicle side-by-side.

  BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne Volvo XC90
Model Type 2017 BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum 2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid
MSRP $68,645 $90,865 $77,725

 

Engine and Fuel Economy

  BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne Volvo XC90
Horsepower 308 416 400
Electric Range 14 miles 14 miles 14 miles
MPGe 56 46 54
City/Highway MPG 24 22 25

  

Capacities

 

  BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne Volvo XC90
Seating 5 5 7
Cargo volume (behind seats) 34.2 ft3 23.6 ft3 15.8 ft
Cargo volume (rear seats folded) 72.5 ft3 62.9 ft3 85.7 ft

 

The Volvo XC90 is the only 7-seater of the three and offers more cargo capacity than the Cayenne or X5.

 

Cost to purchase: BMW X5 vs. Porsche Cayenne vs. Volvo XC90

First, we'll examine the cost of each when purchased. All payments represent pricing based on market conditions at the time of writing.

  BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne Volvo XC90
MSRP $68,645 $90,865 $77,725
Down payment $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Monthly payment (inc. tax) $1,135 $1,690 $1.395
Total of payments over five years $69,465 $102,210 $84,805
Federal Rebates (income tax credits) up to $4,668 up to $5,336 up to $4,585
California State Rebates (with qualifying income) up to $3,000 up to $3,000 up to $3,000

 

The BMW X5 has the lowest MSRP and offers the lowest monthly payments. Purchasers of all three vehicles can apply for Federal income tax credits. California residents may also be eligible to apply for State rebates of up to $3,000 (depending on their income level). See Further changes to California plug-in and electric vehicle rebates.

 

Cost to lease: BMW X5 vs. Porsche Cayenne vs. Volvo XC90

Next, we'll compare the three vehicles on a three-year, 12,000 mile/year lease.

  BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne Volvo XC90
MSRP $68,645 $90,865 $77,725
Down payment $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Monthly payment (inc. tax) $765 $1,375 $1,225
Lease disposition fee $350 $350 $350
Total of payments over three years $29,625 $50,975 $45,725
California State Rebates (with qualifying income) up to $3,000 up to $3,000 up to $3,000

 

Because of its lower MSRP and the way BMW has incentivized the lease, the X5 is the most economical of the three to lease. The Federal rebate is built into the cost of the lease for all three, but qualifying Californians will still need to file separately for the State rebates.

 

Which to buy: BMW X5 vs. Porsche Cayenne vs. Volvo XC90

All three vehicles can be fantastic options depending on your personal circumstances. Your Cartelligent agent can talk you through the pros and cons of each vehicle (as well as any other brands) to help you make an educated decision.

 

Whether you want a new electric vehicle or any other new car, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888-427-4270 or get started today.