The 2020 Volvo V40 Cross Country is a good alternative to an SUV which appears slightly smaller but without sacrificing on its athletic appeal. It has raised height, side scuffs, and roof rails which further put emphasis on the sportiness of this model which gives it the impression of being off-road-able. What do you think about the 2020 VW Golf in the aspect of being a rival of the V40 Cross Country? See what we think below.

Design & Style

The 2020 Volvo V40 Cross Country can easily seat 5 people comfortably inside its spacious cabin which has a design setting that exudes a lavish aura. Its rows house seats which are well-supported with leather upholstery that is soft to the touch. Other similar materials can also be found adorning several trimmings and surfaces of the car's interior to provide a pleasant driving experience.

The 2020 VW Golf has a seating capacity that can accommodate up to 5 people. Its cabin provides enough room for adults in the front as well as the back rows. The seats are cushy and upholstered in synthetic leather whereas heating capability is present at the front row only. The Golf's interior styling looks stunning with top-grade materials and soft plastics covering most of its surfaces.

Technology & Safety

The 2020 Volvo V40 Cross Country offers various tech devices such as a 9-inch touchscreen for infotainment, Android/Apple compatibility, a satellite radio, and navigation. In addition, it also has safety tech like blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert, collision warning, lane assist, auto emergency brakes, collision prevention, sign recognition, bending headlights, attentiveness monitor, rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors, and rearview camera.

The 2020 VW Golf comes equipped with a list of tech features including a touchscreen, smartphone link, Android/Apple compatibility, navigation and MirrorLink. For safety, the Golf offers collision warning, auto emergency brakes, post-collision brakes, pedestrian monitor, blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers, and rearview camera.


The 2020 Volvo V40 Cross Country is able to put out 148 horsepower when it runs on a 2L D3 engine under either a manual or an auto option.

The 2020 VW Golf can generate 147 horsepower on a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine under a 6-speed manual. It has average fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg in cities and 35 mpg on highways.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Volvo V40 Cross Country is the model to drive away with if you are keen on a sporty hatchback with a comprehensive list of features for everyone onboard to enjoy. Its interior flaunts a luxurious outlook while its seats are well-cushioned that can ensure long-term comfort for driver and passengers during daily commutes and longer rides.

The 2020 VW Golf needs to upgrade its list of features and improve on its overall safety scores.

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