2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 | NewCars.com

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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Review

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2022 Hyundai
Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $40,000 to $46,010
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2022 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $35,100 to $42,850
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MPG - City Info not available 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 46.9 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • 187-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 252-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 hp 187 - 248 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Front 37.6 - 39.0 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid than in the Volvo XC40. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid or the Volvo XC40, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid is a little wider than the Volvo XC40, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC40, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC40 is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has much lower torque than the Volvo XC40, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid and the Volvo XC40.