Comparison - Volvo XC40 T5 Inscription 2020 - vs - Audi Q3 S line Premium Plus 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
42,450
Updated: 
01 Jul 2019
$
39,300
Updated: 
27 Jul 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.20gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Turbo blue
#0265A9
Ibis white
#EEEEE6
Pulse orange
#C45C35
Chronos gray metallic
#3F463F
Glacier white metallic
#C9CECA
Mythos black metallic
#000403
Tango red metallic
#A7141A
Navarra blue metallic
#404A8F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

Audi has simplified the Q3 lineup for 2021 by dropping the top-flight Prestige trim level and splitting its features into available Technology or Convenience packages on the remaining Premium and Premium Plus trims. The entry-level Premium model now comes standard with power-adjustable front seats, lane-departure warning, and steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. The Convenience package now includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror with an integrated compass, heated power-folding exterior mirrors, and LED interior lighting.

Pros
Sharp styling,
plentiful tech features,
spunky driving demeanor.

Cons
Tight rear quarters,
noticeable turbo lag,
a few cheap interior materials.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Audi Q3 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Top Prestige trim has been replaced by option packages for supporting trim levels.Some previously optional features are now standard.

Pros
Packed with modern technology features
Interior is lined with high-quality materials
Quiet cabin and comfortable ride quality
More passenger room than most subcompact SUVs

Cons
Lackluster fuel economy
Limited in-cabin storage
Not much fun to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Audi Q3's #2 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Subcompact SUVs category. Currently the Audi Q3 has a score of 8.3 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 14 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good predicted reliability rating
Nice balance of comfort and agility
High-class cabin materials
Straightforward tech features

Cons
Below-average fuel economy
Unrefined transmission
Small cargo hold

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
248hp
at 5 500rpm
228hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
38.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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 Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.20in
176.60in
Width: 
75.20in
72.80in
Height: 
65.30in
64.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
Front Track: 
63.00in
62.20in
Rear Track: 
64.00in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
106.40in
105.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.00
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
37.60
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
40.00in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
54.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
56.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.20cu.ft
48.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.70cu.ft
23.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
30.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
3629.00lbs
3916.00lbs

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
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
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
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Leather
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

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
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
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
180-Watt Audio Output
USB Connection
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5-In.
18 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: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

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 Ventilated 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
no
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
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Premium Package
Vision Package
Advanced Package
Technology Package
20" Wheel Package
Parking Assistance Package Plus
Black Optic Sport Package
Premium Plus
Exterior Options: 
Panoramic Roof
20" 5-Double Spoke Matte Black Diamond Cut Wheels
Paint Protection
Audi Beam - Rings
19" Wheel Black Optic Package
Audi Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
Audi Black Rings And Badges Kit
19" Wheel Package
Rear load sill/door cup/door edge
Interior Options: 
Heated Front Seats & Steering Wheel
Harman Kardon Premium Sound
Lava Floor Carpet, Tunnel Console & Door Panels
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal, leather
#272727
Amber, leather
#927057
Blond, leather
#B4B2A6
Oxide Red, leather
#763229
Color: 
Black, leather
#101010
Pearl beige, leather
#BBB9AC
Okapi brown, leather
#795845
Black w/Rock Gray Stitching, leather
#101010
Pearl Beige, leather
#BBB9AC
Rotor Gray w/Anthracite Stitching, leather
#434343