The 2021 Volvo XC40 has been created to provide a long list of new standard amenities to its avid followers in Manhattan. The long list includes adaptive headlights, rear parking sensors, and leather upholstery, among others. It also has an opulent cabin with spacious seats to accommodate taller passengers.

As for the 2021 Acura RDX, expect that there is also a long list of standard features awaiting you. Aside from this, there are no major changes made when compared to the 2020 edition.

Design & Style

The 2021 Volvo XC40 is fitted with a cargo area that can expand to 47.2 cubic feet once the second rows are folded. Since the ride comes with a wide opening at the back, it is easy to tow cargo on that area. Seating up to five people inside, everyone will find a comfortable arrangement. In fact, even tall passengers will find the area graciously spaced for their needs. The cabin looks minimalist, but those opulent materials make it a stand out.

In the case of the 2021 version of the Acura RDX, you will find excellent legroom and headroom 9on both rows, enough to accommodate the needs of five passengers. Taking a trip is comfortable with its power-adjustable front seats and well-bolstered chairs. It lacks the appeal that the XC40 exudes though, since it uses synthetic leather upholstery as a standard.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Volvo XC40 is equipped with a nine-inch touch screen for its user-friendly and straightforward infotainment setup. The ride also has other features to boot, including multiple USB ports, eight speakers, HD and satellite radios, and integrates smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other standard amenities for the ride are the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and automatic climate control. When it comes to safety, you can count on forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, rearview camera, oncoming collision mitigation, and a long list of other standard driver aids.

The Acura RDX, meanwhile, has a 10.2-inch touch screen for its infotainment setup. This one responds to user inputs quickly and has clear graphics displayed on its screen. There are too many buttons that interfere with the supposed user-friendly setup, though. Other standard amenities are two USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, HD radio, satellite radio, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Among the standout driver aids for the vehicle are the automatic high-beam assist, rearview camera, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. The other features are not as reliable as the ones in the XC40.


The 2021 XC40 gives users two engine choices. One of them is the base turbo-four that can generate up to 187 horsepower. The other is the 248-horsepower engine in another model. For the RDX, results are 272 horsepower for its inline-four-cylinder setup under the hood.

The Bottom Line

The 2021 XC40 knows how to give its avid followers and would-be buyers what they are looking for. It has engine choices that meet the demands of users. On top of that, it was designed in a better way than the RDX. Additionally, it has a long list of standard amenities, all reliable and easy-to-comprehend with.

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