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2020 Lexus NX 300 vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

New 2020 Lexus NX 300

2020 Lexus
NX 300

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New 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$36,870 to $45,360
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $34,473 to $42,412 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 22 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 27 - 28 30 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
The Lexus NX 300 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volvo XC40, with comparable head- and legroom. The Lexus NX 300 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 Lexus NX 300 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). The Lexus NX 300 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. Both the Lexus NX 300 and the Volvo XC40 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus NX 300 is about the same width as the Volvo XC40. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus NX 300, which is slightly longer than the Volvo XC40.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Lexus NX 300 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Lexus NX 300 has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC40, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC40 is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Lexus NX 300 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 Lexus NX 300 and the Volvo XC40. The Lexus NX 300 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
The Lexus NX 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC40.