Comparison - Volvo XC40 T5 2019 - vs - Lexus IS 300 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
37,700
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
$
40,760
Updated: 
29 Nov 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.20gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Stone
#111111
Ice White
#D9DADA
Amazon Blue
#5D8BA5
Fusion Red Metallic
#B90505
Bright Silver Metallic
#B1B1B3
Onyx Black Metallic
#222B30
Color: 
Obsidian
#090909
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Liquid Platinum
#A6A7A8
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Redline
#C42A28
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Volvo XC40 ranked #1 in Luxury Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Volvo XC40 has a score of 9.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 15 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engine
Smooth ride and nimble handling
Posh interior
Lengthy features list

Cons
Below-average cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Volvo XC40 is a compact luxury crossover with seating for five. Two trim levels are available: the Momentum and the R-Design. Every XC40 comes loaded with luxury and safety features, including LED headlights, leather upholstery, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lane keeping assist, and forward collision warning and mitigation. Upgrading to the R-Design doesn't cost much more and adds exterior styling enhancements (a black roof and black window surrounds, among others), larger wheels and more luxury features. Each is also available with several available features packages and stand-alone options.

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

CONS
Cargo area is small for the class
Steep learning curve for touchscreen interface
Rear bench seat isn't comfortable for tall passengers

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Volvo XC40 upends tradition—and traditional style—in mostly acceptable ways, and kicks off the car-subscription era with a stylish bang.

Pros
Clever interior features
Competent turbo-4 in T5 trims
Smooth 8-speed automatic
World-beating subscription model
Smart 9.0-inch touchscreen as standard

Cons
Exterior can get funky—and not the good kind
Frustrating shift knob
A Swedish car with extra-cost heated seats?
Rear bench is best for two
Will a Netflix car for broadcast buyers work?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Lexus IS 300 comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic.Software updates improve engine response on rear-wheel-drive models.New upgraded LED headlight option.Amazon Alexa-integrated voice commands.

PROS
Ride quality is smooth and comfortable on bumpy roads
Cabin is well-isolated from noise
Offers more features for the money compared to German alternatives

CONS
Optional Remote Touch infotainment system is distracting to use
Handling capabilities don't create much driver excitement
Lackluster acceleration
A tighter back seat than those of rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Lexus IS ranked #17 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Lexus IS has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Elegant, comfortable interior
Smooth, relaxing ride
Sporty handling with F Sport package

Cons
Awkward infotainment system
Small trunk
Poor fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.

Pros
Lots of standard equipment
Subtle, stylish look
Swift-shifting 8-speed
Long options list
F Sport headed in the right direction

Cons
Too many cooks under the hood
Awkward powertrain walk
Pricey options
Tight rear seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Lexus IS has sports sedan intentions, but it needs more underhood muscle and fresher styling to keep pace with German rivals.

Pros
Well-equipped
Subtly stylish
Excellent 8-speed automatic on IS 350
F Sport's mission is solid

Cons
IS 300 AWD’s weak, thirsty engine
Pricey with options
Rear-seat space
Frustrating infotainment

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
236ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
248hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
35.40Feet

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: 
Transmission And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.20in
184.30in
Width: 
75.20in
71.30in
Height: 
65.30in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
5.10in
Front Track: 
63.00in
Rear Track: 
64.00in
Wheel Base: 
106.40in
110.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.00
38.20
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
36.90
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
44.80in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
32.20in
Front Hip Room: 
54.70in
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
55.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.60in
54.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
53.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.70cu.ft
10.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
30.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
3629.00lbs
3737.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
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
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Cooled Storage Compartment
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
250 Watts Stereo Output
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
USB Connection
293 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5-In.
17 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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 front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated 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: 
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
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Premium Package
Vision Package
Advanced Package
Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Panoramic Roof
20" 5-Double Spoke Matte Black Diamond Cut Wheels
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Rear Spoiler
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Film By 3M
18" Mesh Alloy Wheels
18" Five-Spoke Aluminum Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Interior Options: 
Heated Front Seats & Steering Wheel
Harman Kardon Premium Sound
Lava Floor Carpet, Tunnel Console & Door Panels
Navigation System
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Key Gloves W/F Logo
Navigation System/Mark Levinson Audio System
Heated Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Carpet Trunk Mat
F SPORT Perforated Leather Heated Steering Wheel
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners
Power Rear Sunshade
Key Gloves
Universal Tablet Holder

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal
#272727
Color: 
Chateau, leatherette
#9E816F
Black, leatherette
#252525
Flaxen, leatherette
#997153
Nuance Black, leatherette
#191919