2021 Volvo XC40 vs 2021 Cadillac XT4 Comparison in Torrance, CA

With a youthful edge and a sharp, modern look, the 2021 Volvo XC40 is one of the most exciting entries in the world of compact crossovers. For less than the cost of many luxury brand rivals, the Volvo XC40 offers uncommon style, comfort and capability. When you're looking for a compact car with some extra room for gear and a higher riding position, the Volvo XC40 is a tremendous value. Compare it to the 2021 Cadillac XT4 below to find out what makes a Volvo the right choice for life in Southern California.

Volvo XC40 interior features

2021 Volvo XC40 vs. 2021 Cadillac XT4: Size & Utility

The 2021 Cadillac XT4 has a more car-like appearance with a sculpted body, lower roofline and angled rear liftgate. By contrast, the 2021 Volvo XC40 features a more angular, upright and squared-off appearance. Not only does it look great with crisp angles and a broad-shouldered stance, it provides a lot more room inside! The 2021 Cadillac CT4 offers only 48.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume with the rear seats folded. In the 2021 Volvo XC40, you get up to 57.5 cubic feet! The Cadillac XT4 is also more than 6" longer overall, making the XC40 a bit more city-friendly for tight parking spots and cramped alleyways.

Volvo XC40 technology

2021 Volvo XC40 vs. 2021 Cadillac XT4: Comfort & Features

To further enhance its striking good looks, Volvo offers some fresh exterior design options you won't find on the 2021 Cadillac XT4, such as a contrast color roof. Available in white or black, it adds yet another sporty touch to your 2021 Volvo XC40. You also get standard aluminium roof rails for a more premium look and more cargo flexibility. Roof rails will cost you extra on the crossover from Cadillac.

Inside, the 2021 Volvo XC40 boasts a more premium feel than the 2021 Cadillac XT4. The Volvo comes with standard leather upholstery. Meanwhile, a leather interior isn't available on the 2021 Cadillac XT4 until you upgrade to a higher, more costly trim level.

Along with more value at the entry-level, the 2021 Volvo XC40 offers some unique, premium options that aren't available on the Cadillac XT4 at all. Only the Volvo crossover offers beautiful driftwood interior inlays, a solid crystal gearshift knob by Orrefors® a power sunroof shade and power-folding head restraints.

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Volvo XC40 performance specs

2021 Volvo XC40 vs. 2021 Cadillac XT4: Performance & Drive

The 2021 Cadillac XT4 offers just one engine option. Instead, choose the 2021 Volvo XC40 and pick from the efficient T4 engine or upgrade to the more powerful T5 engine with all-wheel drive. Volvo XC40 T4 models achieve up to 32 highway MPG, better than the Cadillac XT4 can manage. Or, upgrade to the T5 engine and get identical torque and 11 additional horsepower compared to the Cadillac crossover! Whether it's more power you demand or a more efficient cruise, there's a Volvo XC40 to suit you.

Volvo XC40 safety features

2021 Volvo XC40 vs. 2021 Cadillac XT4: Safety & Technology

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not put the 2021 Cadillac XT4 through its entire gamut of safety tests. However, they have done so with the 2021 Volvo XC40 -- which received the highest grade in every single crash test! It's no wonder why the IIHS named it a 2021 Top Safety Pick+ award winner.

Both models were tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both models also received a five-star overall safety rating -- but the 2021 Cadillac XT4 earned just four stars in the overall frontal crash category. The NHTSA gave the 2021 Volvo XC40 five stars in every single crash test area.

Furthermore, the 2021 Volvo XC40 comes standard at every trim level with modern driver assist technology, including lane keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and rear auto-braking. Similar technology is available on the 2021 Cadillac XT4, but none of those features are standard. When it comes to safety for your family, Volvo is a name you can trust.

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Why Choose Volvo Cars South Bay?

With a proven dedication to reliability and safety that goes back decades, Volvo has earned its position as one of the world's most trusted automakers. From first-to-market safety innovations to more premium, more sustainable materials and quality construction, a new Volvo is sure to provide the comfort, convenience and excitement you're looking for from your next car, crossover or SUV. Best of all, you're buying from a dealership that stands behind you long after your new vehicle rolls off the lot. Part of the McKenna auto group, Volvo Cars South Bay gives you access to the McKenna VIP Program and other perks when you purchase a new Volvo with us. We invite you to come meet our friendly, knowledgeable team and come see the dazzling new collection of Volvo models in our inventory at Volvo Cars South Bay. Take your no-pressure test drive today.