The off-road version of the Volvo V40 is the latest 2020 Volvo V40 Cross Country. It is one of Volvo's latest lineup of vehicles. With a raised height and robust body kit, the V40 Cross Country is a more powerful version than its counterpart. It provides extra grip on the tarmac which offers drivers with an engaging ride.

The 2020 Honda HR-V is a subcompact SUV that is a little smaller than the Cross Country. Still, it is adequate to haul a small size family around town and offers passengers with a composed ride.

Design & Style

The V40 Cross Country has one of the most comfortable seats in the market. Equipped with a wide range of adjustable features, you can expect extreme comfortability on any occasion. The interior of the Cross Country is handsome and stylish, boasting top quality materials with modern features. Fitted with soft-touch panels and brushed metal finish, the Cross Country certainly does not lack in quality. With a spacious cabin, taller passengers can access the Cross Country easily.

Like the Cross Country, the HR-V has an abundance of cabin space. The interior is well put together with soft-touch panels and contrasting trims. The wide glass windows provide passengers with exceptional visibility while the seats offer adequate comfortability during long drives.

Technology & Safety

The Volvo V40 Cross Country comes standard with a 5.0-inch touch screen infotainment system that is easy to operate. Compatible with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Cross Country can keep its passengers entertained during long road trips. Apart from its modern features, the Cross Country ranks well in the reliability record. Loaded with tons of safety features, the Cross Country prioritizes safety above all.

Unlike the V40 Cross Country's infotainment system, Honda's interface is not as user-friendly. Drivers might find it hard to navigate through the touch panel due to its complex features. Honda's latest safety technology called the Honda Sensing comes standard in all of Honda's recent lineup. There, drivers will find a list of safety features such as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and more. 


In terms of engine performance, ride, and handling, the V40 Cross Country handles well in all aspects. It offers passengers with superb ride quality and can tackle all terrains at ease. At higher speeds, the 2.0-liter engine is rather quiet, and the steering is well-weighted enough to offer drivers a stable drive.

Fitted with a 1.8-liter engine, the Honda HR-V lacks in delivering power. Producing just over 140 horsepower, the acceleration is sluggish and can take quite some time to get up to speed. Still, it is adequate to get you around town but is not as competent at highway speeds. Lacking in refinement, the engine can be quite noisy at times, especially during hard acceleration.

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for an excellent interior design, a refined and powerful engine, the 2020 V40 Cross Country is certainly the vehicle you should look at. With a ride height higher than most of its rivals, the Cross Country can take you on any adventure you desire. Equipped with a spacious cabin, the vehicle can haul its passengers and their luggage easily.

The 2020 Honda HR-V is a practical hauler that provides adequate versatility and modern features. Although the engine might be lackluster in performance, still, the HR-V can appeal to its passengers with its comfortable interior and composed ride quality. 

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