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2022 Toyota Highlander vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Review

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2022 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $35,855 to $49,960
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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 27 - 29 MPG 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 84.3 ft3 46.9 ft3
Engine
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 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 All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 295 hp 187 - 248 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 194.9 - 197.4 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 76.0 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 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 Toyota Highlander than in the Volvo XC40. The Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo XC40.

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

Handling
The Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC40 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Highlander greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Toyota Highlander more than the Volvo XC40, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Toyota Highlander, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.