2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 | NewCars.com

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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

MSRP*: $39,770 to $74,795
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2022 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $34,100 to $41,850
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MPG - City 13 - 22 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 29 MPG 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 67.4 - 72.4 ft3 47.2 ft3
Engine 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel), 470-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 187-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 252-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 470 hp 187 - 248 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 73.3 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.2 - 38.3 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 40.2 - 40.3 in
Front 37.6 - 39.0 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.1 in

*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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited than in the Volvo XC40. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with 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). Whether you pick the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited or the Volvo XC40, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is about the same width as the Volvo XC40. If you go with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC40, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Volvo XC40. With the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.

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