With the success of both the XC60 and the XC90 models, it is not too surprising that Volvo released the XC40. The bigger the luxury SUV is, the heftier the price will be so the 2019 Volvo XC40 is a great option for those who are not too comfortable with having such big vehicles. Despite its size, the XC40 offers almost the same features as the bigger cars.

Speaking of small cars, the 2019 Infiniti QX30 can also fit the bill. One thing that makes it interesting is that the brand seemed confused as to which segment to place the QX30. It can be an SUV but sometimes it is more of either a sedan or a hatchback. This is very typical since this vehicle is relatively young compared to most luxury cars with the same size. Let's check if it can match the XC40 with this comparison.

Design & Style

The XC40 is formidable with signature Thor's hammer headlights. Its exterior also looked more agile with the angled grill and huge alloy wheels. Aside from looking confident on the outside, it also has a prominent display of sophistication inside. The simple yet posh décor gives the XC40 a distinctly stylish cabin.

To make the QX30 look stylish, the designers used a curvy styling that is already common among most luxury vehicles. The interior also has details that look familiar. It seems that the QX30 is given only a few modernized touches just to create a sense of uniqueness.

Technology & Safety

What makes the XC40 more appealing is its set of tech and safety features. The intuitive infotainment system runs seamlessly with the voice-activated controls. The full suite of safety features is not only impressive but also very useful in maintaining a safe drive every single time.

Although the infotainment features of the QX30 are already modern by most standards, it failed to add one important element in in-car tech. it does not offer advanced smartphone integration and only has Bluetooth for connectivity. 


The XC40 has a 2.0 4-cylinder turbocharged for up to 187 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. Quick and responsive acceleration is guaranteed and it is noticeable how it steers lighter and better compared to other vehicles in the same class.

The base model of the QX30 can get as much as 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This is its redeeming quality given that it lacks all other characteristics that can make it look like a true luxury vehicle.

The Bottom Line

A luxury vehicle is fun to drive but only if it is equipped with the best features. This is true with the 2019 Volvo XC40 as it has everything you can expect from a luxury car. It looks gorgeous, has advanced in-car technology and safety features, and it can outperform other cars on the road. The QX30, however, is a disappointment. It has a powerful engine but also has an uninspired styling and basic infotainment.

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