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2022 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Review

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2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $34,640 to $49,040
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Picture of the 2022 Volvo XC40

2022 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $35,100 to $42,850
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MPG - City 20 - 21 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG 30 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 80.5 ft3 46.9 ft3
Engine
  • 284-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 187-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 252-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 284 hp 187 - 248 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 6,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 197.0 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 77.9 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 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
The Nissan Pathfinder offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volvo XC40, with comparable head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Pathfinder as you will with the Volvo XC40, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Nissan Pathfinder or the Volvo XC40, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Pathfinder is much wider than the Volvo XC40, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Nissan Pathfinder, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Nissan Pathfinder has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC40, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Nissan Pathfinder will do just as well as the Volvo XC40, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Pathfinder greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Nissan Pathfinder transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Nissan Pathfinder more than the Volvo XC40, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Nissan Pathfinder, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Nissan Pathfinder than that of the Volvo XC40.