2020 Volvo XC40 vs. XC60

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Both the 2020 Volvo XC40 and XC60 are elegant SUVs with proven performance both on the road and in showrooms. However, what is the difference between these two excellent options? This all-new XC40 vs. XC60 research comparison endeavors to answer your questions.

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Key Differences

The 2020 Volvo XC40 and XC60 have a few distinct differences that set them apart. The XC60 is focused more on powerful performance, while the XC40 is designed for tight city streets.

  • With a length of 174.2-in. and a width of 75.2-in., the 2020 XC40 fits in more compact spaces. By contrast, the XC60 has a length of 184.6-in. and a width of 83.3-in.
  • The 2020 XC60 has four available trim packages, while the XC40 only has three trims.
  • Two engines are available for the 2020 XC40, while the XC60 has a total of four engines to choose from.
  • The XC60 has a choice between Nappa leather open-grid textile upholstery or leather-trimmed upholstery. The XC40 has the option of either leather trim or R-Design leather/nubuck upholstery.
  • The XC40 has a starting MSRP* of $34,345 and the XC60 starts at $40,795 MSRP*.

*Prices based on volvocars.com figures.


These spacious five-seater SUVs are certainly luxurious as well as practical. Both are equipped with leather-wrapped steering wheels and shift knobs, providing a comfortable grip for the driver. Additionally, both offer power front seat recline for ideal relaxation configurations. Driftwood inlays for that extra embellishment are available on both SUVs.

Cargo Space

The 2020 Volvo XC40 has a maximum cargo capacity of 57.5 cu.ft., perfect for hauling luggage. On the other hand, the 2020 Volvo XC60 can hold up to 63.3 cu.-ft., enough space for new furniture purchases. So if you prefer extra space for storage, the XC60 is the SUV for you.

2020 Volvo XC60 Interior

XC60 Interior


These premium SUVs bear a similar exterior design, but also have their distinctive flair. LED automatic high beam headlights with Thor's Hammer daytime running lights are equipped on both SUVs as part of a unique Volvo identification. See the following table for some other exterior elements available on these two models.

2020 Volvo SUV

Exterior Features


  • 18-in. 5-spoke silver alloy wheels
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Door handle illumination
  • Stainless steel cargo scuff plate
  • Integrated aluminum roof rails
  • Hidden tailpipes
  • 19-in. 5-double spoke matte black diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Glossy black roof rails
  • Dual integrated chrome finish tailpipes
  • 18-in. 6-spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels


  • Dual round tailpipes with sleeves
  • Gloss black front grille insert
  • Satin silk finish roof rails
  • 19-in. 5-double spoke matte black diamond cut wheels
  • Dual integrated tailpipes
  • 19-in. 10-spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Chrome finish grille
  • 21-in. 5-Y-spoke black polished forged alloy wheels
  • Polestar dual integrated tailpipes


Grey 2020 Volvo XC60 on road

Dynamic power and deliberate maneuvering are both essential elements to a premier driving experience. These SUVs both have the option of either all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, depending on which engine you pick. Find the XC40 and XC60 engine specifications below.



Model Availability

T4 2.0L I4 turbocharged

  • 187 HP
  • 221 lb.-ft. of torque

XC40 Momentum, R-Design, & Inscription

T5 2.0L I4 turbocharged

  • 248 HP
  • 258 lb.-ft. of torque

XC40 Momentum, R-Design, & Inscription; XC60 Momentum, R-Design, & Inscription

T6 2.0L I4 turbocharged & supercharged

  • 316 HP
  • 295 lb.-ft. of torque

XC60 Momentum, R-Design, & Inscription

T8 Plug-in Hybrid 2.0L I4 turbocharged & supercharged w/ 87 HP electric motor

  • 400 HP
  • 472 lb.-ft. of torque

XC60 Momentum, R-Design, & Inscription

T8 Polestar Plug-in Hybrid turbocharged & supercharged w/ electric motor

  • 415 HP
  • 494 lb.-ft. of torque

XC60 Polestar Engineered


Volvo is world-renowned for safety features that you cannot find anywhere else. That is why both the all-new XC40 and XC60 share features intended for your peace of mind. The following list illustrates just some of the safety systems in place.

  • Volvo On Call
  • Lane keeping aid
  • City Safety
  • Run-off road mitigation


Information and entertainment technology are both essential to any 21st-century drive. The 2020 XC60 and XC40 are more alike than different when it comes to the primary technology tools they both offer. See the following list for details.

  • 12.3-in. digital driver display
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Keyless entry
  • 9-in. Sensus touchscreen
2020 Volvo XC40 technology

XC40 Tech

Grey Volvo XC40 on road

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