The 2020 Volvo XC40 ranks near the top of the subcompact SUV rankings. It boasts powerful powertrain choices, ample  seating space and beautiful. Let us compare it with Jeep Grand Cherokee to understand which one is a better choice.

Design & Style

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 5-seater SUV with comfortable seats in both the rows. However, the headroom is limited for someone sitting at the back. Seating upgrades include heated rear seats, ventilated front seats and leather upholstery. The interior has a strong build quality, but there are some cheap plastics as well.

The 2020 Volvo XC40 is a 5-seater car with cozy seating and luxury design. The front seats offer great visibility, while the rear seats have ample space for taller folks. There is ample headroom for taller passengers, and the seats are really supportive compared to other rivals. The base model comes with T-Tec upholstery, which is a combination of synthetic leather bolsters and clothe cushion coverings.

Technology & Safety

Standard features in the 2020 Grand Cherokee include dual-zone automatic climate control, 6 speakers, Bluetooth, USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Available features include a rear seat system, 19-speaker Harman system, and a 9-speaker Alpine premium system. There are some advanced driver assistance features including a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.

Standard technology features in the 2020 Volvo XC40 include a 9-inch touch screen system with Bluetooth, USB ports, satellite radio, HD radio, 8-speaker stereo, Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, automatic high-beam headlights, traffic sign recognition, oncoming collision mitigation, lane keep assist, lane departure , road departure mitigation and forward collision warning. Some of the optional upgrades include reverse automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and adaptive headlights. Most of the functions are controlled by the touch screen.


The hefty Grand Cherokee is powered by a 295-HP V6 engine that moves the vehicle with ease. However, it can really take a toll on your pocket, when it comes to fuel economy. If you are looking for a better option, consider the 2020 Volvo XC40 which feels punchy in most driving situations and offers quick acceleration. Coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the XC40 gives a comfortable ride with higher fuel efficiency than most competitors.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Volvo XC40 combines athletic handling with comfortable cabin. In this competitive segment, it is difficult to find a similar combo of performance and interior amenities. If you are looking for ample passenger space and plenty of standard safety features, XC40 is a great buy.

Ready to Schedule a 2020 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 2020 Volvo XC40 now!



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