The 2020 Volvo XC40 ranks at the top among drivers looking for a subcompact luxury SUV. It boasts an upscale interior cabin, a powerful engine, and ample cargo space. It performs well in handling and fits adults comfortably in its spacious seats. Apart from the appealing cabin, the XC40 has an array of standard infotainment and safety features. 

The 2020 Toyota C-HR is not as popular among drivers as the XC40 due to its lethargic acceleration, small cargo space, and inadequate rear seats. It performs well on windy roads and has a list of user-friendly features like the XC40. At highway speeds, the C-HR offers a composed and hushed ride that is pleasing to its passengers.

Design & Style

Offering one of the best seating accommodations in the market, the 2020 Volvo XC40 appeals to all passengers who are looking toward a road trip. Even for taller passengers, both the front and rear seats provide ample leg and headroom for easy access in and out. The interior offers good outward visibility along with the elegance and panache of a lavish cabin. The overall build quality of the XC40 is excellent and the design is sleek yet simple. It has a versatile cargo that can hold several baggage and luggage combined. 

Unlike the XC40, the 2020 Toyota C-HR has cramped rear seats and inadequate cargo space. The front seats are spacious and comfortable however, which provide great support for the front passengers. The design of the CH-R has a sloping roofline and the peculiar shaped rear doors make accessing the rear seats a challenge. Although it has wide visibility on the front, the smaller rear windows have reduced visibility instead.

Technology & Safety

The XC40 comes with Volvo's standard Sensus Connect infotainment system that features a 9-inch touchscreen that is compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and several other applications. Apart from the infotainment system, the XC40 has a good amount of safety technologies that include forward collision warning, automatic emergency, and much more.

The C-HR comes standard with a user-friendly infotainment system that supports a list of applications like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa. It offers an 8-inch touch screen that responds quickly to inputs. Like the XC40, the C-HR has a load of safety and driver-assistance features.


Car buyers can choose either a 187-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the upper variant of the 2020 Volvo XC40 with a 248-horsepower engine. No matter which engine they choose, the XC40 is punchy under the hood. It accelerates quickly off the line and performs well at highway passes. It has a smooth downshift if you require more power.

The 2020 Toyota C-HR is not as quick as the XC40. It provides passengers with leisure acceleration and the engine can be noisy at full throttle. It has a smooth transmission and can scoot around town adequately, however, it fails to perform at highway passing speeds.

The Bottom Line

Whether you are looking for comfort, performance, space, or high-tech features, the 2020 Volvo XC40 has something for every driver and passenger alike. Its charming interior is appealing, and it comes with a load of standard and safety technology. 

Compared to the XC40, the 2020 Toyota C-HR is unimpressive overall. Although it is well-equipped with a list of safety and standard features, the slow acceleration and badly design rear seats are unimpressive among car owners. With poor visibility, meager cargo area, and a confined interior cabin, you might want to consider the Volvo XC40 instead.

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