Comparing the Volvo XC40 & Volvo XC60


The New Volvo XC60 vs. Volvo XC40: Which is Best for You?

Two of the most popular Volvo SUVs are the XC60 and XC40. Both offer high-end Scandinavian elegance, cutting-edge technology, athletic performance, and innovative safety. However, each model offers its own unique driving experience and advantages. You can expect versatility, style, and upscale luxury from both, but which is the right match for your daily driving in Stroudsburg, PA?

At Ray Price Volvo Cars, we serve East Stroudsburg, PA, and beyond by carrying an impressive selection of the latest XC60 and XC40 SUVs. With a broad range of body styles, configurations, and trim levels to choose from, you can find the perfect match for your lifestyle and budget. We are here to help you make the decision that will serve you best, so we compare key features of the new XC60 and XC40 to save you time.

Learn more about each model to see which is the best choice for your daily driving around Saylorsburg, PA.


The most significant differences between the XC40 and XC60 are in appearance, size, and layout. While both boast the Volvo brand's signature minimalist, contemporary design, the XC40 has a more youthful appearance with an available black rooftop for a vanishing roofline. The XC60 offers a stately design with sculpted sides, clean lines, and a commanding profile.

The XC40 is in the luxury subcompact SUV segment, while the XC60 is the luxury compact segment, so you can expect the XC40 to be overall smaller than the XC60. While the XC40 does offer as much cargo space, it makes up for it by providing creative storage options with bag hooks, large door bins, and even hidden compartments. The XC40's adaptable load floor allows you to configure to meet your cargo needs.

Some of the features that the XC40 and XC60 share include:

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Hands-free tailgate


When it comes to standard engine power, the new XC40 comes with the T4 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 187 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. The XC60 comes with the standard T5 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

While the XC40 is available with the T5 engine option, the XC60 offers two more engine options. The T6 engine adds supercharged technology for 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. If you're looking to maximize your efficiency and power, the XC60 offers the available Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain, which produces up to 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.

The upcoming XC40 Recharge provides all-electric power and surprisingly powerful performance. The XC40 Recharge's 78.0-kWh battery pack provides up to 402 horsepower and upwards of 200 miles of all-electric power. In the meantime, the XC60 takes the prize for the most available power and efficiency, while the XC40 still offers a highly agile driving experience with its compact frame.

Some of the available performance features that these Volvo SUVs share include:

  • Driver Mode Settings
  • An eight-speed Geartronic® automatic transmission
  • Start/Stop Technology
  • Intelligent all-wheel drive


Whether it's technology features or driver assistance, both the XC60 and XC40 come with cutting-edge features for your convenience, entertainment, and safety. As expected of Volvo models, both SUVs offer an impressive selection of innovative safety features for more awareness and confidence behind the wheel.

Some of the top technology features that both SUVs share include:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS™) with Steer Assist
  • Active bending LED headlights
  • City Safety Pre-Collision Braking
  • Connected Safety

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