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2022 Subaru Ascent vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Review

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2022 Subaru
Ascent

MSRP*: $32,795 to $45,945
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2022 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $35,100 to $42,850
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MPG - City 20 - 21 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 86.0 - 86.5 ft3 46.9 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 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 Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 hp 187 - 248 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 196.8 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 76.0 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.6 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 40.1 - 41.3 in
Rear 38.7 - 40.0 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 Subaru Ascent than in the Volvo XC40. The Subaru Ascent 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 Subaru Ascent 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru Ascent will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC40.

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

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

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

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

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