2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. 2024 Volvo XC40 Review

Picture of the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2023 Toyota
RAV4 Prime

MSRP*: $43,090 to $46,960
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Picture of the 2024 Volvo XC40

2024 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $40,500 to $49,300
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MPG - City Info not available 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.1 - 63.2 ft3 57.5 ft3
Engine
  • 302-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • 247-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 302 hp 247 hp
Towing Capacity 2,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.9 in 174.8 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 75.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.5 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 38.3 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 Toyota RAV4 Prime than in the Volvo XC40. The Toyota RAV4 Prime 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota RAV4 Prime will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota RAV4 Prime is much slimmer than the Volvo XC40, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota RAV4 Prime, which is slightly longer than the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Toyota RAV4 Prime has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC40, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC40 is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 Prime for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota RAV4 Prime has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC40.

Powertrain
The Toyota RAV4 Prime 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 Toyota RAV4 Prime and the Volvo XC40. The Toyota RAV4 Prime has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC40.