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2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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New 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$31,980 to $44,910
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $29,726 to $41,724 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 19 - 20 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 30 - 32
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Volvo XC40. The Nissan Pathfinder 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
The Nissan Pathfinder 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). Whether you pick the Nissan Pathfinder or the Volvo XC40, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Pathfinder will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Pathfinder 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 Nissan Pathfinder, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40.

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

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC40 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Pathfinder greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

Utility
The Nissan Pathfinder offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC40, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Nissan Pathfinder, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Pathfinder is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC40.