Luxury SUVs are constantly evolving, and it is great that they somehow manage to offer something new every single model year. Such innovative characteristic is evident on both the 2020 Volvo XC40 and the 2019 Audi Q3. Both cars are from reputable manufacturers who are quite notorious when it comes to in-car tech innovations. they are favored not only for their technology features but also for offering plenty of options in terms of design, safety, and performance. Let us see which car is nicer, safer, and faster with this comparison.

Design & Style

If you are after looks, the 2020 Volvo XC40 has a handsome exterior and a formidable stance. The LED headlights and its 18-inch wheels make the car look strong and able. On its cabin, however, is a bit toned down but for the better. All the materials were carefully chosen to present a sophisticated impression.

The Q3 looks very alike with the Q8. As a smaller version, the design is added with lines and curves in order to make it look more glamorous. Its cabin is also just as attractive with its ambient lighting and aluminum trim.

Technology & Safety

When it comes to tech features, you can say that the Xc40 is gifted. Both the audio and navigation system work well and there is an option to get the Harman Kardon unit for a fancy sound system. Everything can be accessed using the accurate voice-activated controls. The driver aids are likewise as advanced which makes the XC40 one of the safest cars to drive. 

Audi rarely disappoints with their in-car tech. The infotainment on the Q3 is equipped with the brand's MMI system. It also has 3D satellite imagery for the navigation.


The 2020 Volvo XC40 is an all-wheel drive vehicle that is equipped with a 250 horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque engine under the hood.  This allows the XC40 to be fast, responsive, and stable on the road. As for the Q3, it can only get as much as 228 hp and 258 lb.-ft of torque. This means that between the two vehicles, the XC40 is more efficient and agile.

The Bottom Line

Both the 2020 Volvo XC40 and the 2019 Audi Q3 are impressive. They both have the characteristics that most people would look for in a luxury vehicle. Their exterior look attractive but they are more impressive with the healthy amount of in-car tech and safety features. The XC40, however, delivers a stronger performance with its more able engine compared to the Q3. This means that between the two, the XC40 will give the best driving experience. 

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