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2021 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

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2021 Buick
Envision

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2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$31,800 to $42,200
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $30,337 to $40,259 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 22 - 24 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 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 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Buick Envision requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo XC40, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Buick Envision will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
The Buick Envision is a little wider than the Volvo XC40, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Buick Envision, which is slightly longer than the Volvo XC40.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Buick Envision transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Buick Envision has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC40, so they both maneuver the same 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.