MPG

XC40

FWD

T4 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/33 hwy

AWD

T5 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/30 hwy

F-Pace

AWD

25t 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/27 hwy

30t 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/27 hwy

3.0 supercharged V6

18 city/23 hwy

5.0 supercharged V8

16 city/22 hwy

The XC40 has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The F-Pace doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the XC40’s standard front brake rotors are larger than those on the F-Pace:

XC40

F-Pace

Front Rotors

13.6 inches

12.8 inches

Tires and Wheels

The XC40’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the F-Pace Base’s standard 60 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

The XC40 has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The XC40’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The F-Pace doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For better maneuverability, the XC40’s turning circle is .6 feet tighter than the F-Pace’s (37.4 feet vs. 38 feet).

For greater off-road capability the XC40 has a 2.4 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the F-Pace SVR (8.3 vs. 5.9 inches), allowing the XC40 to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The XC40’s minimum ground clearance is 2 inches higher than on the F-Pace (8.3 vs. 6.3 inches).

Chassis

The XC40 is 1 foot shorter than the F-Pace, making the XC40 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The XC40 is 8.2 inches narrower than the F-Pace, making the XC40 easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The design of the Volvo XC40 amounts to more than styling. The XC40 has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .34 Cd. That is lower than the F-Pace (.36). A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the XC40 get better fuel mileage.

As tested by Car and Driver while under full throttle, the interior of the XC40 T5 R-Design AWD is quieter than the F-Pace S (74 vs. 81 dB).

Passenger Space

The XC40 has 1.2 inches more front headroom, .6 inches more front legroom, 1.6 inches more rear headroom and .5 inches more rear shoulder room than the F-Pace.

The front step up height for the XC40 is 1.5 inches lower than the F-Pace (17.7” vs. 19.2”). The XC40’s rear step up height is 1.6 inches lower than the F-Pace’s (18.2” vs. 19.8”).

Ergonomics

The XC40’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The F-Pace’s power mirror switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

The XC40 has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The F-Pace doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

Model Availability

The XC40 is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The F-Pace doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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