The 2021 Volvo XC40 has a youthful appearance, and offers two different turbocharged engines for buyers to choose from.

The 2021 Toyota Venza is an efficient car that allows passengers to ride in style. It comes with a hybrid and conventional non-hybrid powertrain.

Design & Style

The 2021 Volvo XC40 has plenty of passenger space in both the front seats and the rear seats. It is not only functional but also has an upscale interior which makes it feel luxurious. There is also a lot of cargo space in the XC40, allowing passengers to load many things at the back of the car. It is also an exterior functional car suitable for long drives.

The 2021 Toyota Venza has a good looking exterior with a Star Gaze sunroof. The downside is that it is slightly cramped for the size of the car which may not be suitable for long trips. However, despite its tightness, most buyers will find it decent and comfortable enough.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Volvo XC40 comes with several standard driver assistance technology, including auto brakes, pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, lane departure warnings and even an adaptive cruise control. It also features the Sensus infotainment system on a 9 inch touchscreen which allows users to navigate the car functions easily.

The 2021 Toyota Venza has an 8 inch touchscreen which is intuitive and user-friendly. It also provides connectivity features including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa and a satellite radio. The car boasts a few safety and driver-assistance features, such as pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, lane assists, adaptive cruise control, auto emergency breaks and pedestrian detection.


The 2021 Volvo XC40 comes with a 2 liter turbocharged powertrain. Buyers can choose between T4 and T5 engine, which produces 184 horsepower and 24 horsepower respectively. The gear changes can be done smoothly and quickly due to its eight speed automatic transmission.

The 2021 Toyota Venza comes exclusively as a hybrid. It runs on a four cylinder gas engine and three electric motors. The engine capacity is 2.5 liters. The vehicle is able to produce 219 horsepower on the standard all wheel drive. However, the driving dynamics is disappointing due to the slow acceleration and the lack of a smooth ride.

The Bottom Line

The 2021 Volvo XC40 is suitable for all types of drives, especially long ones with its smooth acceleration and powerful engine. Passengers are also able to ride in comfort with the generous cabin space.

Although the 2021 Toyota Venza has a nice interior and exterior, it is slightly cramped and does not have great driving dynamics, which is a big downside of the vehicle.

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