One of the first things that will attract you when shopping for a car is its looks. Beyond this, however, you also need to consider other factors that will help you weigh in on the purchase. If you are thinking of buying either the 2018 Volvo XC40 or the 2018 Audi Q3, it pays to get to know these cars better through the help of this comparison.

Design & Style

The rugged appeal of the small and sleek 2018 Volvo XC40 is one that any modern car lover will truly appreciate. You will be left mesmerized once you see this car even from afar. You will love it even more once you discover what you will find in its interior. Apart from the use of impeccable materials which Volvo is known for, it also offers smart storage features that will make storing your items even more functional than usual. Small as this car is, you will still find it a comfortable ride for you and your passengers.

An elegant and rugged car, the 2018 Audi Q3 also fairs with the Volvo in terms of exterior appeal. Its solid body reminds you that it can take tough terrains without batting an eyelash. Inside it, you will see that it has been gifted with outstanding quality materials too. However, what you will not love is the fact that there is just some limited space in there.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety features in the 2018 Volvo XC40 are highly commendable too. Connectivity works efficiently for this car. On top of that, there are other intuitive technologies that you will love to experience with this ride. For one, it has a high-resolution, user-friendly center touchscreen display. Voice control features for this car also works very well. When it comes to safety features, you will more than enjoy the City Safety feature which it has been equipped with. This is great for pedestrian detection, automatic braking, and forward collision warning, among others.

The 2018 Audi Q3 has also been gifted with the usual technologies present in previous versions of this car model. Despite being functional as they have always been, it cannot be denied that the older technologies could have been made better with an update. It has some safety features too like those offered by the Volvo XC40 but it takes time being familiar with each feature.


Under the hood of the 2018 Volvo XC40, you will find a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine which is powerful enough to maximize the output of up to 247 horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque. Results for the XC40 are better than the one produced by the four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine in the 2018 Audi Q3. For the Q3, output reaches only up to 200 horsepower and 207lb-ft of torque.

The Bottom Line

This comparison shows the many different reasons for you to love the 2018 Volvo XC40. It has all the makings of a world-class car model that can surpass your expectations. Even an established car like Audi Q3 is having a hard time beating what this car can offer.

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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 XC40 now!


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