Volvo XC40 Competitive Comparison

2020 Volvo XC40

2020 Audi Q3

2020 BMW X1

2020 Mercedes GLB

Base MSRP$33,700$34,700 $35,200$36,600
Remote Engine StartStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Lane Keeping AidStandard$1,600Warning Only$2,250
Road Sign InformationStandardNot AvailableStandard$1,150
Digital Driver Information Display12.3"10.25"Analog7"
Post Collision Brake AssistStandardNot AvailableNot Available$2,250
Driver Side Mirror TiltStandardNot AvailableNot Available$2,250
Power Child LocksStandardStandardManualManual
Spare TireStandardStandard$150Not Available
(with and without mirrors)
80.1 / 75.279.7 / 72.881.1 / 71.779.5 / 72.2
Headroom (F/R)39.1 / 39.339.6 / 37.641.9 / 39.440.7 / 39.3 / 34.8
Legroom (F/R)40.9 / 36.140.0 / 36.140.4 / 37.041.1 / 38.1 / 29.1
Shoulder Room (F/R)56.7 / 56.356.7 / 55.155.6 / 55.255.9 / 54.9 / 43.8
Curb Weight3,7303,9053,554N/A
MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)23 / 33 / 2719 / 27 / 2224 / 33 / 2723 / 30 / 26

Compare Compact Luxury SUVs in the Trenton Area - the Volvo XC40 Takes on the Competition

It's no secret that SUVs and crossovers are getting smaller these days. Drivers from Philadelphia to Princeton, NJ are gravitating towards compact and subcompact styles that are both easy to navigate in city traffic, and a breeze to park in any crowded lot. At Volvo Cars Princeton, where we proudly carry the area's top selection of luxury SUVs and cars, we're excited to present our customers with a collection of the best subcompact models on the road today, the Volvo XC40.

The XC40 is stylish and fun to drive, with an assortment of customizable color schemes and exterior design elements. The smallest SUV in the Volvo lineup, it's a five-passenger model that's gaining a lot of attention from Trenton and Cherry Hill, NJ drivers who want luxury and personality.

We're big fans of the XC40 here at our Lawrenceville, NJ dealership, of course. But we also know that other small SUVs may be competing for your attention, which is why we've put together this convenient comparison page, to help you compare luxury SUVs from home and see for yourself what makes the Volvo XC40 SUV the best choice.

Volvo XC40 vs. Audi Q3 SUV

  • Size and space. Looking at these two SUVs side by side, the Volvo XC40 measures both wider and taller, with a longer wheelbase than the Audi Q3. On the inside, this translates to more comfortable space for you and your passengers. Not only can you expect more front seat legroom in the Volvo, you also get more elbow room for the backseat than in the Q3.
  • Efficiency. Both SUVs offer drivers multiple engine options to choose from. But the Volvo powertrains can take you further on a fill-up than the Audi Q3. For example, looking at the XC40 base engine compared to the Q3 base engine, the Volvo averages 23 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined. The Audi base engine, on the other hand, averages just 19 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg overall combined.

Volvo XC40 vs. BMW X1 SUV

  • Standard luxury amenities. The Volvo XC40 delivers the luxury and refinement our customers want right up front. Every trim level comes with a complete roster of high-end creature comforts luxury vehicle shoppers expect, including standard leather upholstery. The BMW X1, on the other hand, makes many features, including the leather upholstery, only available on upper trim levels or in packages.
  • Ground clearance. Driving on rough roads or through winter storms can prove challenging in a vehicle that's closer to the ground. But the Volvo XC40 makes every ride smoother and easier to handle, thanks to its wheelbase of more than 106 inches and its ground clearance of more than 8 inches. The BMW X1 has a smaller, more car-like frame, with a shorter wheelbase and a ground clearance of just 7 inches.

Volvo XC40 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class SUV

  • Engine and trim options. Volvo understands that drivers like options, and they deliver. The Volvo XC40 has three trims and several engines to choose from, including a new hybrid option, allowing you to customize your ride. Meanwhile, the GLB-Class has just two trims and only one gas-powered engine for both.
  • Standard safety features. Volvo safety and innovation are legendary, and the XC40 is a perfect example of why. Every model comes with a range of standard safety features, including a blind-spot monitor. But these advanced safety technologies are not standard with the Mercedes-Benz GLB and are listed only as optional as part of an add-on package.

Meet the Volvo XC40 in Person near Philadelphia

Whether you're from Hamilton, NJ or Morrisville, PA, we invite you to make your way to our conveniently located dealership to meet and test out the Volvo XC40 for yourself. One spin around town and we're sure you'll understand what sets Volo engineering, and the outstanding XC40, apart from any competing model of similar size and class.