2019 Volvo XC40 vs. Audi Q3

The new Audi Q3 comes with safety features like Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Brake System, and indirect tire-pressure monitoring system. However, if you're interested in driver assistance features like Rear cross traffic assist, Lane departure warning, and Audi adaptive cruise control with stop and go, then you will have to pay extra for either packages or higher trim levels.

The new 2019 XC40 was chosen as a 2019 Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with specific headlights. This title is the highest possible ranking that the IIHS gives out. Volvo is known for its innovative safety, and the XC40 delivers with standard safety technology like City Safety Collision Avoidance Technology, Lane Keeping Aid, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, and much more.

2019 Volvo XC40 vs. BMW X1

You will immediately notice a difference when sitting the in the driver's seat of the XC40 and then the X1. The X1 comes with a traditional dash with analog dials, while the XC40 comes with a standard 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display that shows relevant information in your line of sight. The XC40 also boasts a contemporary, minimalist Scandinavian design, while the X1 has a safe but underwhelming appearance.

In terms of ride comfort, the XC40 absorbs bumps and holes exceptionally to deliver a smooth driving experience. The XC40 utilizes an entirely unique platform and high ground clearance for excellent comfort. The X1, on the other hand, uses the MINI Countryman platform, which makes even small bumps and dips sound and feel like you're breaking something.

2019 Volvo XC40 vs. Lexus UX

The XC40 offers a standard 187-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine to the Lexus UX's standard 169-horsepower 2.0-liter engine. Between these engine options, the XC40 delivers more agility and acceleration when you need it. You can also expect more versatility from the XC40 since it has an 8.3-inch ground clearance and all-wheel drive that works above 43 MPH, unlike the Lexus UX's AWD system.

The Lexus UX falls short of new XC40 in terms of safety. The Lexus UX earned the 2019 Top Safety Pick, but the XC40 is a step above with the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+. While both offer available features like Blind Spot Monitoring and rain-sensing windshield wipers, the XC40 includes innovative safety like Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Run-off Road Mitigation, and Lane Keeping Aid.