It can be confusing to choose between the 2018 Volvo V40 Cross Country and the 2018 Toyota Fortuner, given the excellent set of attributes and features on offer. The best way to arrive to a conclusion is to compare these models head-to-head and see which one has a greater appeal to it.

Design & Style

The 2018 Toyota Fortuner is marketed as a 7-seater vehicle, although the third row is only good for small kids or adults. There's sufficient room in the second row, but you get no air vents. The comfort level, dash design, seating and the cabin are all good, except that you have hard plastics and cheap touch surfaces. In this respect, the 2018 Volvo V40 Cross Country is an outright winner. It comes standard with a classic design that radiates elegance. You would be amazed with the 16-inch wheels and electric windows on offer. Along with an elegantly designed cabin and stylish interior, the seats are quite supportive and cozy.

Technology & Safety

Technology is one of the biggest selling points for a vehicle. Speaking of which, the 2018 Toyota Fortuner comes with a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system, audio streaming, LED tail-lights and cloth rim. However, it lacks basic smartphone connectivity options such as Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, which you will find in other vehicles of its class. The safety features are also quite basic with a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors.

On the other hand, the Volvo V40 Cross Country has everything that it takes to earn a gold star for it's a specification. Apart from a user-friendly infotainment system, you get a USB input, CD Player, Bluetooth Connectivity and audio streaming. For safety, you have parking sensors, rear view camera and Park Assist Pilot.


Performance plays a major role in defining the true robustness of a vehicle. For the 2018 Toyota Fortuner, it comes standard with a 2.8-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that offers a maximum power of 130 kW at 3400 rpm, with peak torque of 420 Nm. Although the numbers look good, it is not reflective of the performance.  The Volvo V40 Cross Country has T3 and T5 engine options, and neither of them is short on power. In just 6 seconds, it can hit up to 60mph.

The Bottom Line

Toyota may be a great brand in the automobile industry, but it falls short when its Fortuner model is compared to Volvo V40 Cross Country. The above comparison gives us a clear idea that Volvo is way ahead in terms of technology, design, performance and handling. Anyone would prefer V40 over Fortuner, given the attributes on offer.

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