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2020 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

New 2020 Buick Envision

2020 Buick
Envision

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New 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$33,500 to $43,600
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $31,959 to $41,594 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 20 - 22 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 30 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick Envision than in the Volvo XC40. The Buick Envision will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Envision as you will with the Volvo XC40, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Envision will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC40. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Buick Envision is much higher than that for the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
The Buick Envision is a little narrower than the Volvo XC40, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Buick Envision, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Envision doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Buick Envision has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC40, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC40 is clearly the choice over the Buick Envision for pulling heavy loads. The Buick Envision has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC40.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Envision and the Volvo XC40. The Buick Envision has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Buick Envision is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC40.