Volvo XC40 SUV Competitive Comparison

Why Choose the 2021 Volvo XC40 Over the Competition?

If you are looking for a Compact Crossover that provides you with the stance and storage space of an SUV with a scale for city life, the 2021 Volvo XC40 is your match.

Volvo offers a variety of buying options including purchase, lease, or a flexible subscription program called Care by Volvo.


Underneath the hood, you'll find three responsive powertrain choices in the Volvo XC40:

  • T4 FWD (187 horsepower & 221 pound-feet of torque)
  • T5 AWD (248 horsepower & 258 pound-feet of torque)
  • Recharge Pure Electric (402 horsepower & 486 pound-feet of torque)

The XC40 Recharge Battery Electric vehicle (BEV) compact SUV is Volvo's first all-electric model with 208 miles of range and 79 MPGe, is available for customers to pre-order. Combining true SUV styling, a high-performing electric powertrain, long range and smart practicality, you don't have to compromise anymore to drive in a more sustainable way. Check out the XC40 BEV here.


Our most advanced intelligent safety solutions with driver assist features protect you and your passengers as a result of decades of innovation. These solutions include Driver Assist with Cross Traffic Detection, Intelligent driver assist system, Blind Spot Detection System (BLIS), Lane Keeping Aid, Park Assist Camera, and City Safety with Collision Warning. Here is a video that shows the BLIS feature on the XC40.


You have the option to choose between several different design expressions - the sporty R-Design, luxurious Inscription and contemporary Momentum.

The interior is crafted with high-quality materials to give you a luxury experience and designed with a focus on utility to maximize available space. The Volvo XC40 includes creative storage solutions like bag hooks or large door bins to fit a laptop. Parking is made easy with the 360° SurroundView Camera available technology. The features of the vehicle were a result of listening to our customers and building what they wanted in a car. Here is a video that highlights the customer-focused smart storage features!


Inside this luxury SUV, you will find a plethora of standard technology that other SUVs don't match. The Sensus® infotainment system is ideal for interaction with your music and apps while voice command ensures that you can control everything without taking your eyes off the road. Setting the standard when it comes to connectivity, the XC40 allows you to Connect to Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ and control popular apps like Waze navigation from the 9" Sensus Touchscreen. Check out this feature in the video here. The Volvo On Call app gives you access to a range of connected services.

2021 Volvo XC40 FWD

2021 Audi Q3 AWD

2021 BMW X1 FWD

2021 Mercedes GLB RWD

2021 Lexus UX FWD

Starting MSRP$33,700$36,000$35,400$38,050$32,300
Full LED w/ Active Bending LightsStandardNot AvailableOptionalOptionalOptional
Standard UpholsteryLeatherLeatherLeatheretteLeatheretteLeatherette
Rear Collision MitigationStandardOptionalNot AvailableOptionalOptional
Active BLISStandardOptionalNot AvailableOptionalOptional
Active Lane DepartureStandardWarning OnlyWarning OnlyOptionalStandard
Power Folding Exterior MirrorsStandardOptionalOptionalOptionalNot Available
Spare TireStandardStandardOptionalNot AvailableNot Available
Post Collision Brake AssistStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableOptionalNot Available
Auto-Dimming Exterior MirrorsStandardOptional*Optional*Optional*Not Available
Auto-Dimming Rearview MirrorsStandardOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Warranty Maintenance36 mo./36K036 mo./36K012 mo./10K
Width80.1 / 75.279.7 / 72.881.1 / 71.779.5 / 72.272.4
39.0 / 39.139.6 / 37.641.9 / 39.440.7 / 39.337.2 / 36.3
40.9 / 36.140.0 / 36.140.4 / 37.041.1 / 38.142.0 / 33.1
Shoulder Room
56.7 / 56.356.7 / 55.155.6 / 55.255.9 / 54.955.0 / 52.9
Curb Weight3,6273,9163,5673,6383,307
MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)23 / 32 / 2622 / 30 / 2524 / 33 / 2723 / 31 / 2629 / 37 / 33
Source: Data is from Autoplanner (October 2020) for all car models shown.
*Driver Side Only

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