When it comes time to graduate from a sedan to something a little larger, a lot of drivers tend to explore the subcompact SUV market as their first stop. It represents a great entry level point into the SUV market as a comfortable mid-point between the two body types. However, finding the right subcompact SUV can be anything but simple.

We understand that it’s important for our customers to shop around and explore all your options. That’s why we like to make things easier on our customers by providing a detailed breakdown of data rather than typical advertising jargon that proves why Volvo vehicles top the competition. The Volvo XC40 is our premier subcompact SUV and for the purposes of comparison, we put it up against the Audi Q3.

Power and Performance

When it comes to power and performance, the Volvo XC40 is built with potential in mind, offering its customers a range of options that Audi just doesn’t deliver. The base level XC40 comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-charged engine that gets 187 horsepower and 221 pounds-foot of torque and front-wheel-drive. All-wheel-drive models are available on every trim level and deliver power numbers that blow away the Audi Q3; 248 horsepower and 258 pounds-foot of torque.

Meanwhile, the Audi Q3 remains stagnant with its 2.0 TFSI engine, clocking in at 200 horsepower and 207 pounds-foot of torque. So, no matter which trim level you choose, you are limited to just that one choice.

Additionally, the Volvo XC40 gets better gas mileage than the Audi Q3. XC40 owners can expect a minimum of 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with all-wheel-drive models. On the flip side, the Audi Q3 comes up short at 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

Interior Space

Another advantage that Volvo XC40 owners have over the Audi Q3 is interior design. In total, XC40 drivers will have more total cargo space at 57.5 cubic feet compared to the Q3’s 50.3 cubic feet. With the increase in space, XC40 owners will be able to take more of their life with them at any point.

Test drive every trim level of the Volvo XC40 at Volvo Cars of Fort Washington today. We offer incredibly competitive finance and lease rates on every vehicle, so don’t hesitate to see what we can do for you.

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