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The 2019 Volvo XC40 VS The Competition
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The 2019 Volvo XC40 VS The Competition

The 2019 Volvo XC40 is one of the most anticipated compact luxury SUVs to come along in years, thanks to the Swedish luxury brand's much-lauded new styling direction, the model's best-in-class standard performance, segment-leading standard safety, and its accommodating, well-equipped, impressively detailed cabin. 

To help you determine how the new XC40 will compare against its premium-branded competitors, we've put together a simple, straightforward, point-form list of key standard features and specifications (plus options) from the base trim levels of its closest challengers, including the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, and new Jaguar E-Pace, so go ahead and make your own decision about which compact luxury SUV best suits your requirements:

 

 
 

Strong performance combined with advanced efficiencies technologies 

 

 

Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Momentum (2019)

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Komfort

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic

BMW X1 xDrive28i

Jaguar E-Pace P250 AWD Auto

Power (hp)

248

200

208

228

246

Torque (lb-ft)

258

207

258

258

269

All-wheel drive (AWD)

Yes

FWD (opt AWD)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Transmission

8-speed auto

6-speed auto

7-speed dual-clutch

8-speed auto

9-speed auto

Steering wheel paddle shifters

Opt

Opt

Yes

Opt

Opt

Individual driving modes

Comfort, Eco, Sport, Off-Road, Individual modes

Opt Sport & Comfort modes

Sport, Eco & Off-Road modes

Sport & Eco Pro modes

Sport, Eco, Rain, Ice & Snow modes

Auto start/stop

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hybrid or electric option

Plug-in hybrid (late arrival)

No

No

No

No

Adaptive suspension system

Opt: air suspension

No

No

Opt

Opt

 

A key advantage is the new Volvo XC40's 2.0-litre turbocharged base T5 engine, which boasts 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque for the most power in its class, while a plug-in hybrid will also be available. The base engine connects to an efficient eight-speed automatic transmission with optional paddle shifters for a more engaging driving experience, whereas standard auto start/stop reduces emissions while enhancing fuel efficiency. 

Additionally, standard Comfort, Eco, Sport, Off-Road and Individual driving modes provide ideal traction and stability in all types of road and weather conditions, while standard low, medium or high personal steering assistance settings benefit low-speed parking as well as higher speed performance. Lastly, an available air suspension improves ride quality and handling simultaneously.

 

 
 

XC40 provides more standard advanced driver safety features than any rival 

 

 

Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Momentum (2019)

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Komfort

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic

BMW X1 xDrive28i

Jaguar E-Pace P250 AWD Auto

Autonomous braking

Yes

No

Yes

Opt

Yes

Lane keeping assist

Yes

No

Opt

Opt

Yes

Approach illumination

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Opt

Headlamps

LED

HID (opt full LED)

Halogen (opt LED)

LED

LED

Dynamic cornering headlamps

Opt

No

No

Yes

No

Auto high beams

Yes

No

Opt

Opt

Opt

Adaptive cruise control

Opt

No

Opt

Yes

Opt

Traffic sign recognition

Yes

No

No

Opt

Opt

Driver condition monitor

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Backup camera

Yes

Opt

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto-dimming centre mirror

Yes

Opt

Opt

Opt

Yes

 

Due to more standard advanced driver assistance systems than any competitor, all 2019 Volvo XC40 owners benefit from brighter LED headlamps with available automatic high beams and dynamic cornering capability, while standard forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking, and standard lane departure warning with lane keeping assist bring best-in-class safety as well as peace of mind. 

The XC40's standard traffic sign recognition brings speed limit changes to attention too, which aids road safety and could even save you money by helping to avoid a speeding ticket, while a standard driver condition monitor sounds an alert you when you're getting drowsy and then prompts you to rest. Also helpful during long drives, the XC40 can be had with adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts to the speed of surrounding traffic. 

 

 
 
The XC40 also comes standard with one of the largest infotainment displays in its class at 9.0 inches, its standard backup camera therefore providing greater rearward visibility, while it's one of the only vehicles in its segment to include a standard auto-dimming rearview mirror, which reduces glare while providing a clearer view out the back. 
 
Also important, standard approach illumination lights up the area around your XC40 at night, which minimizes your chances of tripping over something left in the driveway and increases security against potential predators. 
 
Other advanced safety highlights include an available 360-surround camera, powered rear child locks, heated wiper blades, as well as "Pilot Assist" semi-autonomous driving and parking. 
 
 
 
 

Plenty of standard features combine for excellent value 

 

 

Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Momentum (2019)

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Komfort

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic

BMW X1 xDrive28i

Jaguar E-Pace P250 AWD Auto

 MSRP 

$39,500

$34,900

$38,500

$40,300

$42,700

Remote engine start

Yes

No

No

No

No

Pushbutton start

Yes

Opt

Yes

Yes

Yes

Heated steering wheel

Opt

No

No

Opt

Opt

Colour multi-info display

Yes (12.3-inch configurable)

Opt

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power driver's seat

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Opt

4-way powered lumbar support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Opt

Opt

Driver-side memory

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Opt

Infotainment display

9.0-inch (vertical)

7.0-inch

7.0-inch

6.5-inch

10.0-inch

Apple CarPlay + Android Auto

Yes

No

Opt

Opt (CarPlay only)

No

Wireless charging

Opt

No

No

Opt

No

Voice activation

Yes

Yes

Opt

Opt

Opt

4G LTE Wi-Fi

Yes

No

Opt

Opt

Opt

Satellite radio

Yes

Yes

Opt

Opt

Opt

USB charge ports

3

1

2

1

2 (3 opt)

 

The new 2019 Volvo XC40 is priced at just $39,500, which makes it one of the most affordable vehicles in its luxury class with standard all-wheel drive, while its long list of additional standard features only adds to its value proposition. 
 
Along with items already mentioned, the XC40 comes standard with remote engine start, pushbutton ignition, an electromechanical parking brake, rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, voice activation, satellite radio, three USB ports, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, powered front seats with four-way lumbar support and driver's side memory, genuine aluminum inlays, plus much more. 
 
 
 
 
Especially impressive, the XC40 one-ups all of its competitors by providing a standard 12.3-inch configurable gauge cluster, this feature usually an expensive option if available in this class at all. 
 
Volvo also provides a long list of XC40 options, a few of which include a driver's seat lower cushion thigh extension, a 14-speaker 600-watt Harman Kardon audio system, and heated rear seats. 
 
 
 
 

Roomy interior benefits front and rear passengers plus cargo 

 

 

Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Momentum (2019)

Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI Komfort

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4Matic

BMW X1 xDrive28i

Jaguar E-Pace P250 AWD Auto

Front legroom (mm)

1,040

1,016

1,064

1,026

1,018

2nd row legroom (mm)

917

790

693

940

891

Cargo behind 2nd  row

586

460

421

767

577

Tow rating (kg)

 

2,100

998

750 (Max 1,800)

2,000

750 (Max 1,800)

 

On top of all this, the new XC40 provides one of the most accommodating cabins in its segment, with more front and rear legroom than the majority of competitors, plus more cargo space behind the rear seatbacks. 
Additionally, an optional storage box is available under the front passenger's seat, while power-folding rear seatbacks are on the options menu too. 
 
Finally, thanks to its 2,100-kilogram trailering rating, the new XC40 can tow heavier loads than its key competitors. 
 
 
 
 
There's a great deal more to the 2019 Volvo XC40 than we can possibly show you here, so make sure to contact Volvo of Vancouver by calling 888-454-4165 locally, 888-485-1879 toll free, or drop by our showroom at 8530 Cambie Street, just behind the Marine Drive Skytrain Station and Marine Gateway urban centre between Cambie and Yukon streets. 
 
 
 
 
 
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