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Volvo XC40 vs. Volvo XC90

In comparing the Volvo XC40 to the Volvo XC90, the Volvo XC40 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. The Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Volvo XC40 versus the Volvo XC90, the Volvo XC40 is a better car than the Volvo XC90.

Volvo XC40 versus Volvo XC90 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Volvo XC40 ranges from $33,964 to $45,065 while a used Volvo XC90 from the same model year range is priced between $45,236 to $64,885. For a new model, the Volvo XC40's price is between $39,936 and $49,540, with the Volvo XC90 priced between $53,530 and $72,862.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Volvo XC40’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Volvo XC90 base engine makes 247 horsepower. The XC40 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 454 miles. The XC90 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 526 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Volvo XC90, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Volvo XC40, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room and trunk space. The Volvo XC40 and Volvo XC90 are comparable in regards to front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Volvo XC90 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Volvo XC40.

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2023 Volvo XC40

2023 Volvo XC90

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,936 - $49,540

Used Asking Price:

$33,964 - $45,065

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$53,530 - $72,862

Used Asking Price:

$45,236 - $64,885

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 67
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1 / 21
3 / 21
4 / 67

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

Electric, Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

B6 Core, B6 Plus Bright Theme 6P, B6 Plus Bright Theme 7P, B6 Ultimate Bright Theme 6P, B5 Core, B6 Ultimate Bright Theme 7P, B5 Plus Bright Theme

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:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

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:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

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:

247 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

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

0.054 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:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

22 / 28 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

414 / 526 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium 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:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

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:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

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:

38.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.6 inches

Cargo Space:

15.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

85.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

119.6 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:

4589 lbs

Width:

84.3 inches

Height:

69.9 inches

Length:

195 inches

Wheelbase:

117.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.5 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:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R19