Volvo XC40 SUV Competitive Comparison

The Unparalleled Volvo XC40 in Washington, DC

How is the New Volvo XC40 Superior to its Rivals?

The Volvo XC40 is one of the most graceful and refined smaller-sized SUVs in the marketplace. Car buyers considering a powerful, feature-packed luxury SUV, Washington, DC clients prefer the Volvo XC40 for its traditionally exceptional performance, upscale interior finishes, advanced technology, and comprehensive safety features. The Volvo XC40 has more standard features in the base model and further customized upgrades and accessories than its rivals, elevating it to the more popular luxury SUV in Fairfax, VA. In addition to its classy and stylish exterior, the Volvo XC40's interior has plenty to offer.

As the leading choice in its class with a powerful 248-horsepower engine, it comes as no surprise that the Volvo XC40 shines compared to other luxury SUVs in its class. See how the Volvo XC40 excels with more standard safety features when compared to the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLB, and the Lexus UX.

Volvo XC40 vs. Audi Q3

  • Keyless ignition comes standard with the Volvo XC40 and not available in the Audi Q3
  • The base model Volvo XC40 is equipped with more safety features than the Audi Q3, including a blind-spot monitor, driver attention warning, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive headlights
  • The Audi Q3 interior is no match for the ultra-plush premium leather and suede microfiber upholstery in the Volvo XC40
  • Volvo XC40's standard infotainment touchscreen is a generous 12.3-inch display, nearly 4-inches more prominent than the Audi Q3
  • Automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers are included in the base model Volvo XC40 though not an option in the Audi Q3
  • The innovative storage cargo area in the XC40 allows for more possibilities than the Audi Q3, such as 60/40-split folding rear seats, pass-through foldable tray, and removable trash bin

Volvo XC40 vs. BMW X1

  • Passengers experience a much smoother ride in the Volvo XC40 than in the BMW X1, with the absorption of road bumps
  • The Volvo XC40 comes equipped with several more standard safety features than in the BMW X1
  • Premium leather seating is standard in the Volvo XC40, while the BMW X1 features simulated leather seats
  • Volvo XC40's tech includes integration for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the BMW X1 is limited to just Apple
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirrors and rain-sensing windshield wipers are both standard in the Volvo XC40 and unavailable in the BMW X1

Volvo XC40 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLB

  • Volvo XC40 has a higher combined fuel economy rating of 25 mpg, compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLB at 23 mpg
  • Premium leather seating in the Volvo XC40 tops the leatherette upholstery in the Mercedes-Benz GLB
  • Volvo XC40 standard navigation system is standard yet in the Mercedes-Benz GLB it's an optional upgrade
  • Powered sunroof and satellite radio come standard in the Volvo XC40, but aren't available in the Mercedes-Benz GLB

Volvo XC40 vs. Lexus UX

  • The 248-horsepower engine and 258 pound-feet torque in the Volvo XC40 outperforms the Lexus UX's 169-horsepower and 151 pound-feet torque.
  • The Volvo XC40 has added safety features like a blind-spot monitor and adaptive headlights than what the Lexus UX includes
  • The eight-way power-adjustable premium leather front seats in the Volvo XC40 are more comfortable and dynamic than in the Lexus UX's adjustable leatherette seats
  • Child safety car seat anchors and tethers are accessible in both, but bulkier rear-facing seats fit much better in the Volvo XC40 than the Lexus UX

Get Started on Your Volvo Lease and Financing Options

Browse online through our Volvo XC40 inventory and compare available trims, upgrades, and other features. When you have selected the Volvo XC40 you would like to own, contact our finance experts to discuss your auto loan and lease options. Serving areas around Washington, DC, drivers who frequent our dealership come from throughout the area, including Chantilly, VA, Woodbridge, VA, and Springfield, VA.

Our experienced sales and service teams at Fairfax Volvo Cars encourage you to visit our showroom for an up-close and personal luxury SUV experience in the Volvo XC40. We work hard to ensure every Volvo customer receives the best shopping and auto financing experience from start to finish. Our sales team is available to answer all questions you have and help get you behind the wheel of a Volvo for a test drive.

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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