The 2019 XC40 is an all-new model with a lot of promises. It is classy inside, plus is sturdy on the outside. Its comprehensive list of technologies easily catches the attention of car buyers out there. As for the 2020 Acura RDX, expect no major changes when compared to its previous version. It guaranteed good fuel efficiency, and plenty of cabin space to seat five people.

Design & Style

A modern and a sporty car, the 2019 Volvo XC40 has plenty of design elements that make it standout. Outside this car, there are sturdy roof rails and tough 18-inch wheels ready to carry the weight of its passengers. It has also been gifted with LED headlights in front. Inside this car, you will notice that only topnotch quality materials have been used to construct it.

The 2020 Acura RDX, on the other hand, comes with a refined cabin, defining how luxurious it can get as an SUV. Synthetic leather upholstery is a primary material used in its interior, but this component is not as impressive as those found in many of its rivals.

Technology & Safety

The 2019 Volvo XC40 also has an impressive and long list of technologies. The main features include a nine-inch touchscreen for its Sensus interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, eight-speaker audio, and Bluetooth interface. Standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, oncoming lane mitigation, and road departure mitigation, among others. There is also a capability to detect collision, and brake automatically in such a case via Volvo's City Safety.

The 2020 Acura RDX comes packed with technologies as well. It has a 10.2-inch touchscreen for its infotainment system. It takes some time getting familiar with the interface though. Driver aids for the car are not as comprehensive as the XC40's as it only offers a forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring.


The 2020 Acura RDX reaches up to 272 horsepower with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The 2019 Volvo XC40 has two turbo-four variations that produce 187 horsepower and 248 horsepower. The XC40 is more fuel-efficient when compared to the RDX though as it can reach up to 23mpg and 33mpg for city and highway driving, whereas the RDX can only score up to 22mpg for city driving and 28mpg for highway driving.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Volvo XC40 is simply one of those luxury subcompact SUVs that you will praise. Its sturdy body matches its well-designed interior. It is loaded with features that you definitely want in an SUV. Also, it has the power to bring you where you want as it maximizes horsepower in its engines.

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