Volvo XC40 SUV Competitive Comparison

McGrath Volvo Cars Barrington Compares Volvo XC40 v Competitors

Every luxury SUV make and model comes with variation in terms of what's standard or optional. And, baked into the concept or design, there should be an overarching theme. With 2021 Volvo XC40, luxury SUV meets with performance, and the renowned Scandinavian ideal of safety.

In consideration, McGrath Volvo Cars Barrington is pleased to offer the Hoffman Estates, Elgin, Palatine, Algonquin, IL, area comparison between 2021 Volvo XC40 and 2021 competitors Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLB and Lexus UX. Here's what is going on.

All standard features on the Volvo XC40 SUV run the gamut between luxury and comfort, safety and its technological implementation. While some are shared with competitors, many are not:

The Luxury SUV Details, Inherent

  • Upholstery is leather in Volvo XC40. Only Audi Q3 features leathering as well.
  • Rear-collision mitigation, post-collision braking and active blind-spot detection, while standard on Volvo XC40, are either optional or not available with the lesser competitors.
  • Mirrors, be they power-folding or auto-dimming, run standard with Volvo XC40. Not so with the competitors. They offer only the option toward mirror convenience.
  • Overall height of 65.3-in. is shared only with Mercedes-Benz GLB. The other SUVs noted here are five to three inches shorter. This allows for headroom of 39-in. in Volvo XC40.
  • Warranty maintenance for Volvo XC40 is set at 36-months or 36,000-miles, with only BMW X1 mirroring Volvo brand confidence. Lexus UX owners are only provided a paltry 12-months or 10,000-miles.
  • Fuel economy ratings earn Volvo XC40 a combined 26 mpg. While BMW X1 and Lexus UX offer slightly more in this category, what really contributes to efficient fuel and mile management is a steady foot. Volvo XC40 cabin comfort and driver-centric cockpit promote a relaxing ease.

Safety, The Volvo Hallmark

Today, technology affords unparalleled parameters toward helping ensure safe driving and accident mitigation. Given decades of innovation and thought, safety solutions comprise driver assist with cross-traffic detection, lane-keeping aid for correcting slight veering, assistance with parking by use of a 360° SurroundView camera, and collision warnings. The competitors often lag behind Volvo sensibilities in this realm.

Connectivity Within Volvo XC40

We regard our devices and their connectivity as essential. While embracing advances, Volvo XC40 ensures your devices are always at-the-ready and seamlessly connected between comforts of home or confines of office. The Sensus® infotainment system provides for voice commands initiating New Order club orchestrations and smartphone applications, so eyes are not distracted from the road ahead. Integration with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ may be spied upon via a 9-in. Sensus touchscreen. As well, the Volvo On Call app will temper cabin climate and remotely start your luxury Volvo XC40 well before you intend to enter.

Design, a Scandinavian Gene

Indeed, the luxury Volvo XC40 comes to the discerning client with a design all efficient and quite remarkable. Creative storage solutions split between three trims, R-Design, Inscription, Momentum, offer smart convenience. Bag hooks and deep-door bins will gladly accept your personal effects.

The highest quality of materials is matched appropriately toward spiriting you and guests to any waiting destination. Once there, you'll have arrived refreshed and relaxed: a Volvo characteristic all yours.

McGrath Volvo Cars Barrington, Your Volvo Luxury SUV Partner

It is with absolute pride that we present our luxury Volvo line-up of sedans, wagons, SUVs. With confidence in the Volvo brand, you too will be treated to Nordic warmth and professionalism.

So, visit our Barrington, IL, area dealership today, and satisfy that wealth in taste.


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
Height65.362.962.965.360.6
Width80.1 / 75.279.7 / 72.881.1 / 71.779.5 / 72.272.4
Wheelbase106.4105.5105.1111.4103.9
Length174.2176.6175.5182.4177.0
Headroom
(F/R)
39.0 / 39.139.6 / 37.641.9 / 39.440.7 / 39.337.2 / 36.3
Legroom
(F/R)
40.9 / 36.140.0 / 36.140.4 / 37.041.1 / 38.142.0 / 33.1
Shoulder Room
(F/R)
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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