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2022 Genesis GV70 vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

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2022 Genesis
GV70

MSRP*: $41,000 to $52,600
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Picture of the 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $33,700 to $41,450
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Invoice* $38,770 to $49,732 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City Info not available 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 56.9 ft3 47.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 375 hp 187 - 252 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 185.6 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 73.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 37.2 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 38.6 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.1 in
Front 37.6 - 39.0 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 Genesis GV70 than in the Volvo XC40. The Genesis GV70 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40.

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). The Genesis GV70 is somewhat more expensive 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. In this case, the Genesis GV70 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Genesis GV70 is much wider than the Volvo XC40, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Genesis GV70, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Genesis GV70 has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC40, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Genesis GV70 will do just as well as the Volvo XC40, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Genesis GV70 greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Genesis GV70 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volvo XC40.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Genesis GV70 and the Volvo XC40. The Genesis GV70 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Genesis GV70 than that of the Volvo XC40.