2020 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2020 Volvo XC40: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

A member of the Cars.com family

2020 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2020 Volvo XC40 Review

New 2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota
4Runner

See Details & Photos
New 2020 Volvo XC40

2020 Volvo
XC40

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$36,120 to $49,865
Get Your Price
$33,700 to $42,450
Invoice* $33,230 to $45,876 $31,678 to $39,903
MPG - City 16 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 19 30 - 33
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo XC40 than in the Toyota 4Runner, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota 4Runner 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 Toyota 4Runner 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). The Toyota 4Runner is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo XC40. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Toyota 4Runner is much higher than that for the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota 4Runner 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 Toyota 4Runner, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Toyota 4Runner transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Toyota 4Runner has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC40, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC40 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota 4Runner greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Toyota 4Runner and the Volvo XC40. With the Toyota 4Runner, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota 4Runner is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC40.