Luxury SUVs are quite a popular thing in the market. Two models that deserve special mention include the 2020 Lexus RX and the 2020 Volvo XC40. Both are great commuters, but Volvo may have an upper hand, in terms of performance and technology. Let us do a comparison to understand better.

Design & Style

The base Lexus RX is a 5-seater model with spacious and supportive front seats. Due to the sloping roofline, the driver has limited outward visibility. The rear seats are not that great as well. Better not opt for the third row, as the space might be cramped even for kids.  For the interior, there are plenty of premium materials, and the vehicle looks solid from outside.  

The 2020 Volvo XC40, on other hand is a 5-seater car with better space and comfort on offer, as compared to Lexus RX. There is sufficient legroom and headroom across both the rows, and good outside visibility for driver. The cabin design is excellent, and the overall aesthetic appeal is good.  

Technology & Safety

Standard tech features in Lexus RX include an infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 8 USB ports, Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluet,ooth, HD radio and Bluetooth. The Remote touch controller is not the most user-friendly thing to have. Standard safety features include lane departure warning, lane trace assist, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking and a rearview camera. A few of these are a part of +2 Suite of technology.

Some standard features in the 2020 XC40 include the 9-inch touch screen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB ports, satellite radio, HD radio, Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The system is easy to use and has plenty of physical buttons to control. Some standard safety features include rearview camera, automatic high beam headlights, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and forward collision warning. You can get used to the system right away, since the straightforward menu layout comes as a rescue, especially when you are driving the car.


This Lexus comes with a 308-HP powertrain - comprising a V6 and electric motors, mated to a CVT. It does well to move the vehicle with ease, but eats up a lot of fuel. If you are looking for smoother acceleration, opt for the 2020 Volvo XC40 known for its high-end passing power. Coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission, it offers great mileage.

The Bottom Line

With a luxurious interior, Volvo XC40 is a quiet and comfortable car. Critics may claim a few weaknesses, but the overall strength overshadows everything.

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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