Compare 2019 Volvo XC40 vs 2018 Volvo XC60

Specs at a Glance

2019 Volvo XC40

2019 Volvo XC40

  • Standard Engine2.0L Turbo I-4
  • Horsepower187
  • MPG (city/hwy) *25 / 36
  • Transmission8-speed Automatic

2018 Volvo XC60

2018 Volvo XC60

  • Standard Engine2.0L Turbo I-4
  • Horsepower250
  • MPG (city/hwy) *22 / 28
  • Transmission8-speed Automatic

2019 Volvo XC40 vs 2018 Volvo XC60

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If you’re in the market for a reliable crossover SUV that provides a plethora of up-to-date technology, comfort, convenience, and safety features, then look no further than the 2019 Volvo XC40 and 2018 Volvo XC60. While these two vehicles share many similarities, the brand-new XC40 is the smallest and least expensive crossover SUV from Volvo, while the XC60 is larger and provides more interior space. While both vehicles share similar engines, if you’re looking for more power, the Volvo XC60 will provide you with more horsepower and torque than the XC40. In order to make the decision process easier when it comes to choosing between the XC60 and XC40, here are the main similarities and differences between the two vehicles.


The 2019 Volvo XC40 utilizes a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that puts out an impressive 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine option provides an EPA estimated 23 city and 31 highway miles per gallon. It is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and uses start/stop technology. While the XC60 uses a similar 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 that puts out the same horsepower and torque, drivers can choose a more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that puts out 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, while providing an EPA estimated 21 city and 27 highway miles per gallon. For greater fuel efficiency, drivers can choose the hybrid XC60 which pairs the 2.0-liter turbocharged/supercharged inline-4 with a lithium ion battery. It puts out massive 400 combined horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque.


Compared to the Volvo XC40, the XC60 provides a more spacious interior. Notable standard equipment in the XC60 includes a panoramic moonroof, leather upholstery, and 9-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. As you navigate the combination of powertrains and available packages, you will notice nine variations available. Favorite features in the XC60 include Pilot Assist, which is Volvo’s advanced driver-assistance system which can help with steering, acceleration, and braking on well-marked roads, but requires the driver to be attentive. The 2019 Volvo XC40 is available in 3 trim levels: Momentum, R-Design and Inscription.


In the base model, the XC40 includes leather upholstery, power driver’s seat with memory, power tailgate and 12.3-inch digital dash display. Notable optional equipment includes 8-way power passenger seat, navigation, dual zone automatic climate control, and panoramic moonroof. The XC40 is 7.8 inches shorter than the XC60 and therefore does not have a third row of windows. On the inside, drivers will notice that the XC40 has a larger touchscreen sandwiches between the two long air vents, a deeper airbag cover to hint at a sportier driving experience, and bolder and brighter color options. The XC60, on the other hand, takes a more traditional approach when it comes to its color palette.

To learn more about the Volvo XC40 and XC60 and take any available model for a test drive, visit Dyer & Dyer Volvo. Our friendly and professional sales staff will help you compare models, trim levels, and packages in order to ensure that you drive off of our lot in the vehicle that suits your daily driving needs and lifestyle best.

* EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

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