It can be difficult to choose between either the 2018 Honda CR-V or the 2018 Volvo V40 Cross Country. Both the models have an excellent set of attributes to offer, but you got to make a choice at the end of the day. Let us help you out with this comparison.

Design & Style

The 2018 Honda CR-V is a 5-seater vehicle with supportive front seats and a commanding view of the road ahead. There is enough room for taller passengers to stretch out, with ample legroom across both the rows. Speaking of the cabin design, the CR-V has an upscale interior, with premium materials and soft-touch surfaces. The Volvo V40 Cross Country is a step ahead with opulence and luxury evident right from the moment you jump inside. To enhance the sporty look, the alloy wheels have been upgraded. In comparison to other rivals, the seats are quite comfortable and spacious. There is plenty of room to spread across.

Technology & Safety

Speaking of technology, some of the standard features in the 2018 Honda CR-V include a 5-inch audio display screen, a USB port, Bluetooth and a 4-speaker stereo. The biggest letdown is the absence of navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in the base model. The intuitive infotainment system comes with knobs and buttons to control some functions. The only standard driver assistance feature in CR-V includes a rearview camera. For advanced safety features, you need to upgrade to Honda Sense Suite of technologies, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking.

On the other hand, the 2018 Volvo V40 Cross Country couples practicality with design. The infotainment system is quite easy to operate, along with the premium audio speakers and the navigation system. Some of the standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, lane keep assist and collision warning.


Performance is the backbone of any vehicle. Speaking of which, the 2018 Honda CR-V comes with a base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. It generates an output of 184 HP which may be sufficient for daily driving, but not ideal for highway speeds. The 2018 Volvo V40 Cross Country outclasses it with an engine of the same specification but delivering a higher power output and torque.

The Bottom Line

Given the comparison above, it is quite clear that the 2018 Volvo V40 Cross Country is not just about exceptional styling and design, but also technology, safety, performance and fuel economy. While the Honda CR-V may be equal in few terms, it is not rated as high as Volvo, which is offered as a complete package.

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Do you want to see and experience for yourself what this Volvo vehicle has to offer? Visit us at Volvo Cars Manhattan today! Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable and can provide pertinent advice regarding car purchase, servicing, financing, and more. Contact us today and book a test drive for the 2018 Volvo V40 Cross Country now!


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