Comparison - Volvo XC40 Recharge EV 2021 - vs - Seat Arona FR 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
59,985
Updated: 
18 Nov 2020
£
21,775
Updated: 
20 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C5C9CA
Black Stone
#101820
Onyx Black Metallic
#2D2926
Fusion Red Metallic
#BC3D3A
Thunder Grey Metallic
#595F66
Crystal White Metallic
#D9D9D6
Bursting Blue Metallic
#31679F
Color: 
White
#E6E6E8
Eclipse Orange
#FD9654
Mystery Blue
#526993
Desire Red
#A80D1D
Urban Silver
#B5B5BC
Midnight Black
#11171D
Nevada White
#F0F1F3

Electric

Battery: 
78.0-kWh
Full Charge Range: 
259mi
Full Charge Time: 
zero to 80% in approximately 40 minutes
Top Speed: 
112mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
4.90s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The XC40 Recharge is an all-new model for Volvo this year and represents the Swedish brand's first foray into all-electric propulsion—that's if you don't count its Polestar division's new Polestar 2 EV.

Pros
Attractive styling,
peppy acceleration,
thoughtfully designed cabin.

Cons
Key rivals offer more driving range,
hefty curb weight,
much pricier than the gasoline model.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 New fully electric version of the XC40,402 horsepower,Estimated 208 miles of range.

Pros
Quick acceleration
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Practical SUV body style

Cons
Less range than rival EVs
Below-average energy efficiency
Small cargo area

By: 
edmunds.com

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric has an appealing interior, a decent electric range, rapid performance and impressive safety credentials. It’s expensive next to many rivals, but the lower-spec models stack up fairly well next to similarly premium (if often larger and, in some cases, more fun) alternatives.

Pros
High-quality interior
Rapid performance
Decent range

Cons
Expensive next to many rivals
Fiddly infotainment menus
No traditional PCP finance

By: 
whatcar.com

Pros
Striking exterior design
Lots of standard kit and space
Very low PCP monthly payments
Plenty of personalisation
Good to drive

Cons
Plain interior design
Ride just okay on rough roads
Boot smaller than some rivals
Entry-level 95hp petrol a little underpowered
No Cupra planned (yet)

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The five-door All-New Arona, a front-wheel-drive only SUV, is well placed in this highly popular sector of the car market.It’s available with a choice of six engines, with both the diesel and petrol variants offered in either 95PS or 115 PS form, and the sporty FR 1.5 TSI EVO leaping up to 150 PS.

Pros
Very smart looking inside and out
Good choice of engines
Well equipped and overall good value

Cons
No SatNav on basic model

By: 
drive.co.uk

The Seat Arona is quite possibly the best compact SUV of the moment. Good practicality, economy and solid driving manners are all Arona staples.It lacks the visual creativity of a Hyundai Kona or the customisation of a Citroen C3 Aircross, but its real-world strengths far outweigh having orange door mirrors. It’s a level-headed car for level-headed people.

Pros
Refined 1.0-litre petrol
Ergonomic infotainment system
Good ride

Cons
Humdrum looks
Narrow middle seat
Trim levels that dictate engine choice

By: 
uk.motor1.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - 47mpg
Engine type: 
Electric
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
Torque: 
486ft-lbs
147ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
408hp
85hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
34.70Feet

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
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Speed sensitive steering
Oncoming Lane Mitigation
Leather Steering Wheel
Speed limiter
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electric Power STEERING
Driver sunvisor with mirror and card holder
Dimming interior rear view mirror
Two cup holders in cabin
Front courtesy light with front reading light
Interior ambient light
Interior footwell light
Electric speed sensitive power steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.20in
162.90in
Width: 
73.00in
70.00in
Height: 
65.00in
61.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
Front Track: 
59.10in
Rear Track: 
58.50in
Wheel Base: 
106.40in
101.02in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
41.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
54.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
56.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
55.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.50cu.ft
45.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
25.00cu.ft
14.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4741.00lbs
2672.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
RPM counter
Instrument lighting with brightness control
Low fuel warning light
Lights on’ reminder
Gearshift indicator
Visible VIN in windscreen

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power glass tilt
Electric front and rear axle drive
Heated Mirrors
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height-adjustable driver’s seat
Height-adjustable front passenger’s seat
Two front and three rear height-adjustable headrests
FR sport seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
60/40 split folding rear seat
Isofix attachments on rear seats
Rear armrest / integral cup holders / storage tray
Folding center armrest
Split folding rear seats (60/40)
Ice metal door side panels

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Semirigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Heat pump (Enhanced cabin heating and cooling efficiency with optimal vehicle range)
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Air conditioning
Dust and pollen filter

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
12.3" Progressive Driver Display
9" centre console portrait touch screen
Two USB Type C ports in front
Bluetooth hands free telephone kit
8 speakers
Web searches and google connected home appliances with google automative services enabled entertainment apps
Google automatic services - Nav with google maps
apple carplay/android auto, voice recognition with google assistant
8” DISPLAY WITH FULL LINK
Apple Car Play™
6 speakers
300W amplifier

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear wiper
Roof antenna
Roof spoiler
High gloss black roof rails
Black stone roof
Dark tinted windows for rear door side windows and cargo compartment
Front recharge tread plates
LED licence plate lighting
Chrome window trim
Dark tinted rear windows
Electrically folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
17"
Wheels more: 
Tyre sealant kit + 12v compressor
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

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: 
ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid 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: 
First aid kit
SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
Hill descent control
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front
Hill start assist
Road sign information display
Run off Road Protection
Run off Road Mitigation
Front and outer rear seatbelt reminder and pretensioners
City safety includes pedestrain detection and front collision warning with full auto brake
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
ACC with Front Assist
6 Airbags
Hill hold control
Rear Traffic Alert
RAIN & LIGHT SENSORS
Anti-theft roof antenna
Three-point seatbelts on all rear seats
Remote central locking with deadlocks
ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
Two folding remote keys with remote window opening/closing function
Tiredness recognition system
Multi-collision braking system
Active front head restraints

Options

Packages: 
Protection Package Premier
Climate Package
Advanced Package
Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Front And Rear Mud Flaps
Protective Grille Steel
Illuminated Tailgate Plate
20" 5-Double Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
Exterior Styling Kit
Trunk Spoiler
Load Bars
Foldable Trailer Hitch
Interior Options: 
Harman Kardon Premium Sound
Lava Floor Carpet, Tunnel Console & Door Panels
Eyeglass Holder