The 2019 Volvo XC40 is ranked among the best among all luxury subcompact SUVs to date. It has a posh interior which is the real definition of this Scandinavian car brand. The 2019 Buick Encore, which will be compared to the XC40 in this page, also has that level of niceness in cabin construction. Let us see why car buyers in Manhattan favor the XC40 more than they do want the Encore.

Design & Style

Coming with a breathtaking sporty design, complemented by LED headlights, roof rails, and a set of 18-inch wheels, the 2019 Volvo XC40 is a car that you definitely would praise in terms of design and style. Wait until you see its sleek interior and all the premium cabin materials used to construct it and you will love it even more. There is also plenty of space in this subcompact SUV for five adults.

Trying to surpass or even meet what the XC40 can offer, the 2019 Buick encore tries to provide a classy exterior too. Inside it, there is a combination of soft-touch materials and high-grade plastics which is not much of a problem. However, the dashboard is filled with numerous buttons that give the car an outdated look when compared to its rivals.

Technology & Safety

The 2019 Volvo XC40 has a functional gauge cluster display embodied in its nine-inch touchscreen and Sensus infotainment system. It also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It has two USB ports, a satellite radio, eight-speaker audio (which can be upgraded to a 13-speaker system). Safety features include forward-collision warning, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking.

In the case of the 2019 Buick Encore, it has six-speaker audio, dual USB ports, and satellite radio. The infotainment system, called the Buick IntelliLink, has an eight-inch touchscreen. It also offers support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is disappointing though that its only standard safety feature is a rearview camera.


With a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine turbocharging the 2019 Volvo XC40, expect results of up to 248 horsepower to it. This defeats the Buick Encore's 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that can only reach up to a maximum yield of 138 horsepower. Fuel efficiency ratings for highway driving are 33mpg for the XC40 and 31mpg for the Encore.

The Bottom Line

Classy and sporty at the same time, the 2019 Volvo XC40 can definitely fit into the requirements of modern car lovers. It has a list of reliable technology and safety features too plus it offers an efficiency and power rating that is better than the Encore. It deserves to be your next car.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 Volvo XC40 Test Drive Today?

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 2019 Volvo XC40 now!


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