When comparing the 2022 Volvo CX40 and the Hyundai Santa Fe, it becomes immediately obvious that the Volvo CX40 is streets ahead of the Santa Fe. Sure, the Hyundai comes with very good exterior styling and the interior is very spacious. However, the Volvo CX40 comes with all that and more. The interior build of the Volvo is much better as Volvo made the effort of decking out the SUV with premium materials. The Volvo CX40 is also spacious and offers generous trunk space. This makes it an easy vehicle to use as an everyday car while enjoying great ride dynamics.

Design & Style

The 2022 Volvo CX40 is a handsome vehicle in every aspect you look at. From the raised profile to the handsome front fascia, the Volvo CX40 will turn heads everywhere. The interior is equally beautiful, with premium materials used all over the cabin. Volvo's attention to detail extends to the upholstery, where the plush seats are comfortable and beautiful to look at. Despite these great looks, the Volvo CX40 is still a very practical car, and you are going to enjoy the spacious cabin and equally large trunk space. The Santa Fe is equally spacious, but lacks the premium look of the 2022 Volvo CX40.

Technology & Safety

While both these cars are decked out with tech features, the Volvo CX40 offers a lot more in its base model than the 2022 Santa Fe. Living up to its reputation for safety, the Volvo CX40 comes with safety features such as hill-start assist, lane departure warning and much more. The infotainment system is easy to use and intuitively designed for optimal performance. Controlled via touch, users will find the graphics clear and crisp, even when under the glare of ambient light. The Volvo CX40 also comes with a great audio system. With the 2022 Santa Fe, you get a decent amount of tech, including smartphone connectivity. However, we found the infotainment system a little sluggish.


The 2022 Santa Fe comes with a turbocharged 2.5 liter engine in its base model, with various options being available as options. While the vehicle handles well enough, the base engine left the Santa Fe feeling a little under powered. This was not the case with the powerful 2022 Volvo CX40, which felt nimble and powerful. Handling is superb in the Volvo CX40, and the well-engineered cabin shut out all ambient noise from the cabin. 

The Bottom Line

If you are wondering which of the two cars to go for, we would heartily recommend the 2022 Volvo CX40. This is because it offers a lot more for a more competitive price. It looks better, has a spacious cabin, and you are going to love the ride dynamics.

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