Compare the New Volvo XC40 and XC60 Discover which vehicle is the best fit for you

Compare Subcompact and Compact Favorites from the Legendary Volvo Brand

Volvo Cars of North America invites you to review two notable crossovers from our legendary Volvo brand in the 2019 Volvo XC40 and 2018 Volvo XC60, identifying a specific match based on individual needs and what you value most for your next purchase or lease. Consider subtle but relevant differences in performance, interior space and design to determine the vehicle that aligns with your daily commuting habits and general outlook for life on the move.

Volvo XC60Volvo XC40
All-Wheel DriveStandardOptional
City MPG2223
Highway MPG2831
Rear Legroom38.0 in.36.1 in.
Fuel Tank 1 Capacity (Gallons)18.814.2
Cargo Volume29.7 cu. ft.25 cu. ft.

Trim Levels and Model Variants

Both new Volvo crossovers respectively feature model variants and trim level options for your consideration. The 2018 Volvo XC60 comes standard with all-wheel drive, while this season-adaptable system is optional for the 2019 Volvo XC40 model. The XC60 even now offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain option for shoppers who appreciate sustainability, extended range and an eco-friendly design under the hood. For additional details, both vehicle lineups break down as follows:

2019 Volvo XC40:
  • T4 Inscription, T4 Momentum, T4 R-Design (FWD)
  • T5 Inscription, T5 Momentum, T5 R-Design (AWD)
2018 Volvo XC60:
  • T5 Inscription, T5 Momentum, T5 R-Design (AWD)
  • T6 Inscription, T6 Momentum, T6 R-Design (AWD)
  • T8 Inscription eAWD, T8 Momentum eAWD, T8 R-Design eAWD

Interior Space and Cargo Room

Each comfortably seating five passengers, relaxation after settling in comes naturally for both the 2019 Volvo XC40 and 2018 Volvo XC60. Some size and dimension differences do exist, however, with the XC60 running slightly larger in front legroom at 41.5 inches and rear leg spacing at 38 inches respectively. The 29.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats in place that this new Volvo crossover provides also comes out ahead of the still impressive 25 cubic feet that the 2019 Volvo XC40 offers. With both vehicles going above and beyond to accommodate your family on a consistent basis, these distinctions only matter for individual tastes and volume requirements.

Luxury Features, Advanced Technology and Safety

Both the 2019 Volvo XC40 and 2018 XC60 align with the legendary niche that the Volvo brand carved out with active safety design and a technology response to potential dangers that the open road can present. The following standard examples are just a few of many driver-assist technology systems included in these new Volvo crossovers: 
  • Collision mitigation support
  • City safety collision avoidance
  • Driver alert control
  • Lane keeping aid
  • Run-off road mitigation
  • Oncoming lane mitigation

Luxury amenities that come with these new Volvo compact and subcompact crossovers respectively include leather seating, power-adjustable driver and passenger seating functions, panoramic sunroofs and Sensus Connect infotainment with smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Scandinavian-influenced body designs accentuate personality, style and flair on the outside, highlighting the result of thoughtful craftsmanship and careful detail.

The 2019 Volvo XC40 vs. 2018 Volvo XC60 - A Winning Proposition Regardless of Which Side You Choose

Volvo of North America is proud to present the 2019 Volvo XC40 and 2018 Volvo XC60. Different in respective subcompact and compact crossover designs, both models represent the ingenuity and creativity that makes the Volvo brand so special. Shoppers seeking extra engine power, interior space and cargo volume may side with the 2018 Volvo XC60, but you'll drive away as a winner regardless of your final decision.

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