The 2020 Volvo XC90 is a trendy luxury crossover that is appealing to the hip and luxury-loving individuals. What makes it a alluring than other cars in its segment is its smart dynamics that include a lot of standard and available tech features.

The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace is also flashy like the XC40. This is why it is a best-seller among the brand's vehicle line-up. It stands prominent on the road but there are still a few shortcomings that made it a lesser alternative to the XC40. Here is a brief comparison to see why.

Design & Style

The bold colors and funky styling of the XC40 makes it the perfect vehicle for both downtown and uptown. He concave grille and boxy proportions work so well with the eye-catching hues. Although it is a subcompact, there are minute details that suggest it being larger. A dose of practicality is added on its cabin with the clever storage and cargo solutions to free up more space.

The selling point of the F-Pace is its handsome exterior. It is sleek and sultry but it all changes once you check out its cabin. The materials and styling inside are disappointing are unable to match the flair of the racy exterior.

Technology & Safety

What is apparent on the XC40's infotainment system is that it is intuitive to use. The menus are methodically arranged and the user has a choice to either get comfortable with the touchscreen controls or be more adept at using the physical buttons. Plenty of driver-assistance tech comes standard, including automatic high-beam lamps and automated emergency braking.

The F-Pace has the In-Control Touch Pro for its infotainment. It is already Apple Car-Play and Android Auto capable but the interface tend to malfunction all the time. The safety features are okay although they are not as sophisticated compared to its competition.


The overall driving performance of the XC40 is lively, thanks to either of the two powertrains that are available for its three trim levels. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is quiet and refined. It feels playful but stable to drive and has a sharp and responsive steering.

The brand is keen on projecting a strong driving character for the F-Pace. Aside from the 246-hp engine on the base model, it also offers a high-output version for up to 550 hp on the 5.0-liter V8 engine. This may seem mind-blowing but the performance is not as impressive. This may be due to the lack of on-center steering feel and minimal road feedback.  

The Bottom Line

With plenty of powerful features and the trendy appearance, the 2020 Volvo XC40 is undoubtedly the better choice than the 2020 Jaguar F- Pace. Everything on the XC40 is well-executed while the F-Pace struggled to keep up with all advance features of its rival.

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