2022 Volvo XC40 vs. Its Competition

2022 Volvo XC40
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

No compact crossover SUV is perfect, but each has its own appeal.

The Lexus NX is edgy, full of energy, and endearing.

It’s like a little terrier.

Audi’s Q3 seems to get everything just about right, except personality.

Consider the BMW X1 for its buttery-smooth engines, or look to the freshly redone Mercedes GLA for beautiful style.

That’s where the Jaguar E-Pace comes in, too, though its powertrain gets jittery in urban driving.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2022 Volvo XC40 puts lots of personality into a compact crossover body.
6.3
The 2022 Audi Q3 parks in the small-SUV space, but fills it to the lines with technology and safety.
6.2
It may not be the flashiest small crossover, but the 2022 BMW X1 is a solid choice with great power.
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The 2022 Jaguar E-Pace scales the crossover SUV to urbane dimensions, but doesn’t lighten up on power or handling.
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The 2022 Lexus NX amps up the pixel count in its quest for crossover street cred.
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The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA small SUV ushers upwardly mobile buyers into the brand.
MSRP From     
$35,100$36,400$35,400$41,800$38,350$36,400
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDLarge CarsSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
T4 FWD MomentumPremium 40 TFSI quattrosDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleP250 AWDNX 250 FWDGLA 250 SUV
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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