2022 Volvo XC40 vs 2022 Volvo XC90 Comparison in Torrance, CA

Volvo has an especially unique vision for the future of automotive manufacturing: to provide freedom of movement in a personal, sustainable, and safe way. Their commitment to this vision creates truly incredible, bold, and technologically advanced vehicles like their XC SUV line. The 2022 Volvo XC90 and the 2022 XC40 are two models from the illustrious Volvo lineup, and they each are a great choice for anyone in the market for Scandinavian excellence. Explore what makes each of these SUVs special right here.

2022 Volvo XC40 vs 2022 Volvo XC90 Exterior


These world class SUVs are as stunning as they are innovative. The 2022 Volvo XC90 is the biggest SUV offered by Volvo. As such, it comes standard with 20-inch 5-Multi Spoke wheels, with 21 and 22-inch wheels available for upgrade. It also offers a bevy of available load carrying features like roof rails, bike racks, and ski/snowboard holders. Alternatively, the 2022 Volvo XC40 is a compact SUV that packs the same punch in a smaller package. With a smaller body style and similar available cargo upgrades, the XC40 is better suited for personal commutes and adventures.

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2022 Volvo XC40 vs 2022 Volvo XC90 Interior

Interior & Technology

Once inside either of these vehicles, you'll be struck by just how much care and attention Volvo puts into every part of their vehicles. For example, the 2022 Volvo XC90 comfortably seatsĀ  up to seven people with third-row seating, and there are available upgrades for the seats including Nappa Leather upholstery, seat ventilation, and ten-point massage. The 2022 Volvo XC40 offers many of the same available upgrades as the XC90, albeit on a smaller scale. Both vehicles offer plenty of cargo space and tons of other upgrades like luggage nets, a panoramic sunroof, and more.

Interestingly, the technology found in each of these vehicles is fairly different. Most notably, the 2022 Volvo XC40 features a touchscreen interface that seamlessly integrates with your smartphone. While the XC90 offers a new level of smartphone integration that includes wireless charging. Also, the XC90 offers a premium Bowers & Wilkin audio system, while the XC40 offers a Harman Kardon sound system.


Volvo believes that no one should be worried about serious injury or death while driving one of their vehicles. This means that both the 2022 XC90 and the 2022 XC40 are full of advanced driver assistance and safety features. Both vehicles come standard with a 360-degree camera that allows for easier parking and an ease of mind when reversing in crowded areas. They both also feature collision prevention and lane departure assistance that keeps you centered in your lane. Finally, these vehicles can connect with other properly equipped vehicles to share information about relevant road hazards and inclement weather so that you can better prepare for what lies ahead of you on the road.

2022 Volvo XC40 vs 2022 Volvo XC90 Features


These Volvo SUVs have so much to offer in virtually every area of concern for motorists, and each stack up to the other in respectable and unique ways. This trend concludes in the final area of assessment: overall engine performance. Both vehicles actually house a very similar engine: a 2.0-liter Direct Injection 4-Cylinder engine. However, the 2022 Volvo XC40 is classified as a "mild hybrid," and it generates a little less power than the larger XC90. Respectively, the XC40 generates 187 horsepower at 221 lb-ft of torque, compared to the 250 horsepower at 258 lb-ft of torque of the XC90. However, this means the XC40 has a better overall gas mileage than the XC90 (a combined MPG of 26 vs the combined rating of 25 MPG). Both vehicles also offer All-Wheel Drive for better off-road safety.

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Scandinavian Excellence All the Way Around

Overall, it's clear that Volvo makes vehicles like no one else. Their commitment to excellence in all areas of automotive manufacturing has made them a true industry front runner, and there may be no better example of their excellence than these two SUVs. To make things even better, they're both accessible. The 2022 Volvo XC90 has a starting MSRP of $49,900 and the 2022 Volvo XC40 has a starting MSRP of $34,100. To discover more, contact us today to set up a test drive. Or you can always stop by and explore our Volvo inventory in person. We're located at 18900 Hawthorne Blvd in Torrance, CA.

2022 Volvo XC902022 Volvo XC40
$49,900Starting MSRP$34,100
85.7 Cubic FeetCargo Space57.5 Cubic Feet
2.0-Liter Direct Injection 4-CylinderStandard Engine2.0-Liter Direct Injection 4-Cylinder
250 Horsepowers w/ 258 lb-ftStandard Performance187 Horsepower w/ 221 lb-ft
21/30 MPGCity/Highway Mileage Rating23/32 MPG
4,000 LbsTowing Capacity3,500 Lbs
AvailableAll-Wheel DriveAvailable
Bowers & WilkinPremium Audio SystemHarman Kardon
Plug-In Hybrid AvailableElectrificationPlug-In Hybrid Available
Standard360-Degree CameraStandard

*As a model year progresses, changes may occur in some of the specs, features, options and pricing. The manufacturer reserves the right to make such changes. Prices listed are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Options may vary by region. See your Authorized Volvo Dealer for details.