2020 Volvo XC40 vs. 2020 Volvo XC60

Drivers considering the latest lineup of luxury SUVs will soon find themselves comparing Volvo XC40 vs. Volvo XC60. Both are defined by exquisite Scandinavian styling and first-rate features, but they differ in terms of:

  • Power and MPG Ratings
  • Interior and Exterior Measurements
  • Standard Features

We've put these two Volvo SUVs head-to-head to help you decide on the perfect model to meet your needs.

Power and MPG Ratings

All Volvo XC40 models are sold with a turbocharged 2.0L fou-cylinder engine that produces 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Efficiency scores come in at a competitive 23 mpg in the city 31 mpg on the highway.

The Volvo XC60 offers superior power across two available engines:

  • Turbocharged 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • Turbocharged and Supercharged 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

However, mileage falls short of Volvo XC40's standards, with the XC60 coming in at 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway as standard.

2019 Volvo XC60 MPG

Space and Size

2020 Volvo XC40

2020 Volvo XC60

57.5 Cubic Feet

Available Cargo Space

63.3 Cubic Feet

40.9 Inches

Front Legroom

41.5 Inches

36.1 Inches

Rear Legroom

38 Inches

174.2 Inches


184.6 Inches

75.2 Inches


83.3 Inches


The Volvo XC60's cabin offers a touch more passenger and cargo space than the Volvo XC40, but it's also larger on the outside. If you'll be sticking to tight San Antonio or Dallas streets, the Volvo XC40 might make a better bet. If you frequently need to take the whole family around Houston, the Volvo XC60's added interior space should prove tempting.


The award-winning XC60 equips a few features as standard that are optional with the 2020 Volvo XC40, including automatic dual-zone climate control and 10-way power-adjustable front seats.

That said, both models offer truly cutting-edge tech, with select amenities including:

  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto: Connect your smartphone to access playlists, call or message your contacts, and use select apps while driving.
  • 360-Degree Parking Camera: Enjoy a top-down view of your Volvo and surrounding area for effortless low-speed maneuvering.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Your preset cruising speed is automatically adjusted up or down to keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
2019 Volvo XC60 Technology

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Volvo SUVs offer a compelling union of power and luxury. To find out more, talk through financing options, or drive both the XC40 and XC60, contact Volvo Cars of Austin today.

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