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Volvo XC40 vs. Honda HR-V

When comparing the Volvo XC40 to the Honda HR-V, the Volvo XC40 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Honda HR-V has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Volvo XC40 versus the Honda HR-V, the Honda HR-V is a better car than the Volvo XC40.

Volvo XC40 versus Honda HR-V Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Volvo XC40 ranges from $29,999 to $40,994 while a used Honda HR-V from the same model year range is priced between $21,403 to $28,498. For a new model, the Volvo XC40's price is between $41,887 and $51,530, with the Honda HR-V priced between $24,895 and $30,589.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Volvo XC40’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Honda HR-V base engine makes 158 horsepower. The XC40 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 454 miles. The HR-V is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 448 miles. The XC40 uses premium unleaded, and the HR-V uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the Honda HR-V has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Volvo XC40 has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Volvo XC40 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Honda HR-V.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Volvo XC40 and the Honda HR-V have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Volvo XC40 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Volvo XC40

2023 Honda HR-V

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,887 - $51,530

Used Asking Price:

$29,999 - $40,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$24,895 - $30,589

Used Asking Price:

$21,403 - $28,498

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 18
8 / 18
12 / 61
12 / 18
13 / 61
20 / 61
40 / 61

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

B4 Ultimate Bright Theme, B4 Plus Bright Theme, B4 Core, B4 Plus Dark Theme, B4 Ultimate Dark Theme, B5 Ultimate Bright Theme, B5 Plus Bright Theme, B5 Core, B5 Plus Dark Theme, B5 Ultimate Dark Theme

Trim Levels

LX, Sport, EX-L

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

194 hp @ 4800 rpm

Torque:

221 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

138 foot-lbs @ 4200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 32 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

341 / 454 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

364 / 448 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Cargo Space:

20.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

57.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

118.7 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.2 inches

Cargo Space:

24.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

55.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

123.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3726 lbs

Width:

80.1 inches

Height:

65.2 inches

Length:

174.8 inches

Wheelbase:

106.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3159 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

63.4 inches

Length:

179.8 inches

Wheelbase:

104.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

215/60R17