Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line 2021 - vs - Volvo XC40 T5 Inscription 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
32,730
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
$
42,450
Updated: 
01 Jul 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Pure White
#F6F6F6
Deep Black Pearl
#25211E
Dolphin Grey Metallic
#808080
Nightshade Blue Metallic
#2B7E99
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D9D9D9
Oryx White Mother-of-Pearl
#F7F7F7
Color: 
Pebble Grey Metallic
#F3F3F3
Crystal White Metallic
#FFFFFF
Denim Blue Metallic
#40454E
Thunder Grey Metallic
#586377
Glacier Silver Metallic
#D4D7E3
Onyx Black Metallic
#222B30

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan's #8 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category. Currently the Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

PROS
Comfortable ride
Generous cargo space

CONS
Engine feels underpowered at times
Less engaging handling compared to some rivals
Below-average fuel economy ratings

By: 
usnews.com

In advance of a more thorough update for the 2022 model year, VW makes a few changes to the Tiguan for 2021. The base S and mid-range SE models receive new 17-inch wheel designs and the latter of the two receives standard adaptive cruise control. Likewise, the top-spec SEL Premium R-Line model gains a power-adjustable front passenger's seat.

PROS
Agile driving behavior,
optional third row of seats,
fuel-efficient powertrain.

CONS
Poky acceleration,
firm ride,
dowdy interior design.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty.

PROS
Big interior
Smooth ride
Automatic emergency braking standard
Big cargo area
Straight shooter

CONS
…and a little boring
Not very fuel-efficient
Small third row
New one on the way

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Volvo XC40 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Leather upholstery replaced by a cloth and faux-leather combo on base trim.More standard features for the R-Design and Inscription trims.

PROS
Pleasing interior with premium materials
Clever small-item storage and cargo solutions
Plenty of standard and available safety features

CONS
Steep learning curve for touchscreen interface
Cargo area is small for the class

By: 
edmunds.com

As with other 2020 Volvo models, all XC40s come standard with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Cloth seats replace the previously standard leather on the base Momentum model, though it remains available as an option; leather remains standard on the R-Design and Inscription models. The Momentum now features power child locks for the rear doors, an automatically dimming rearview mirror, and heated windshield wiper blades. A panoramic roof is standard on the R-Design. The ability to power fold the rear seats has evaporated from the XC40 lineup.

Pros
Fun and funky styling, refined interior, technologically advanced features.

Cons
Coarse engine sound, unexceptional fuel economy, slow-to-respond infotainment system.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Volvo XC40 ranked #3 in Luxury Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Volvo XC40 has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 14 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Solid engine options
Nice interior
Roomy seating
Long list of standard features

Cons
Subpar cargo capacity
Some tricky infotainment functions

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 5 000rpm
248hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.70Feet
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Front/rear Parking distance control
Start/stop system with regenerative braking
Adaptive cruise control ACC stop and go including speed limiter
Multifunction front facing camera
Electromechanical speed sensitive power steering
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.50in
174.20in
Width: 
73.10in
75.20in
Height: 
65.90in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.30in
Front Track: 
62.40in
63.00in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
64.00in
Wheel Base: 
105.40in
106.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.20
39.00
Rear Head Room: 
39.80
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
54.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
56.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
56.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
61.60cu.ft
47.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.50cu.ft
20.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
30.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
3397.00lbs
3629.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated rear window
Power adjustable, folding and heated door mirrors with surround lighting, front passenger exterior mirror lowering function
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Heated front seats
Backrest release for left front seat
Lumbar support in front seats
Front seats with height adjustment
Top comfort seats in front
Height adjustable driver seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8-Way Power Passenger Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
longitudinally movable and folding with load-through hatch and centre armrest
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Shock absorption in front
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear shock absorption
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Sports suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air Care Climatronic 3 zone automatic climate control with enhanced air filter and controls in the rear
Automatically-heated washer nozzles in front
Remote unlocking for rear seat backrest
Cooled Storage Compartment
Leather Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 speakers
2 USB-C ports in the front, 1 USB-C charging socket on the centre console in the rear
App-Connect including App-Connect Wireless for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
SD card slot
12V socket in centre console
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
250 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Heated rear window
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Automatic headlight control system
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Privacy glass for rear side windows and rear window
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20"
19 X 7.5-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Anti theft alarm system with interior monitoring, backup horn and towing protection
Anti theft wheel bolts
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Active pedestrian safety system
Hill hold control
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
LED Headlamp
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Folding Headrests
Cornering Lights
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance

Options

Packages: 
Premium Package
Vision Package
Advanced Package
Exterior Options: 
Panoramic Roof
20" 5-Double Spoke Matte Black Diamond Cut Wheels
Interior Options: 
Heated Front Seats & Steering Wheel
Harman Kardon Premium Sound
Lava Floor Carpet, Tunnel Console & Door Panels

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal, leather
#272727
Amber, leather
#927057
Blond, leather
#B4B2A6
Oxide Red, leather
#763229