2020 Volvo XC40 vs. 2020 Infiniti QX50

2020 Volvo XC40 vs. 2020 Infiniti QX50

If you're in the market for a luxury SUV you've found the right page! The 2020 Volvo XC40 and the 2020 Infiniti QX50 are both popular choices for the Orland Park area.

As the 2020 Volvo XC40 release date has come and gone, drivers across the Orland Park area are making the switch to this new Volvo SUV. Visit our Volvo dealership located at 8031 159th Street, Tinley Park, IL 60477, and get up close with this remarkable new Volvo crossover when you take the 2020 XC40 for a test-drive. 

The engineers at Volvo have integrated first-class interior updates as well as new performance features into the 2020 Volvo XC40 changes that are sure to elevate your driving experience. With XC40 trim options like the 2020 XC40 Momentum or the new Volvo XC40 Inscription, there's bound to be an XC40 model that will fit your driving needs.

Comparing Features: 2020 Volvo XC40 & 2020 Infiniti QX50

Both the XC40 and the QX50 offer available heated front seats. The XC40 also offers optional heated rear seats for backseat drivers, keeping them comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren't available in the QX50. Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the XC40 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The QX50 doesn't offer heated windshield washer nozzles. If the windows are left open on the XC40 the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot summer day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the QX50 can only close the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on. 

The XC40's standard towing capacity is much higher than the QX50's (3500 vs. 0 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the Infiniti QX50 AWD is only 3000 pounds. The XC40 offers up to a 4630 lbs. towing capacity. The XC40 has 1.3 inches more front legroom and .8 inches more rear hip room than the QX50. Both the XC40 and QX50 have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The XC40 offers optional power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The QX50's child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can't know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

Comparing Driver Assistance: 2020 Volvo XC40 & 2020 Infiniti QX50

The XC40 offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine brightly on them, assisting the driver with blinding or distraction. The QX50 offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don't dim. The XC40's standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. The QX50 only offers heated mirrors on the QX50 Essential model. The XC40 has a standard Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS), which use a specially designed seat to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the WHIPS allows the backrest to travel backwards to cushion the occupants and the headrests move forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The QX50 doesn't offer a whiplash protection system. 

Both the XC40 and the QX50 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning. The XC40's driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. The QX50 doesn't offer a driver alert monitor. The XC40 has standard Automatic Braking After Collision, which automatically apply the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The QX50 doesn't offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed. The XC40's pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The QX50 doesn't offer pre-crash pretensioners.

Comparing Performance: 2020 Volvo XC40 & 2020 Infiniti QX50

On the EPA test cycle the XC40 T4 FWD gets better fuel mileage than the QX50 FWD (23 city/33 hwy vs. 24 city/31 hwy). In heavy traffic or at stoplights the XC40's engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. The QX50 doesn't offer an automatic engine start/stop system. The XC40 has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it's removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The QX50 doesn't offer a cap-less fueling system.

For better stopping power the XC40's front brake rotors are larger than those on the QX50:


The XC40 stops shorter than the QX50:


The XC40 has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn't available on the QX50; it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed. The XC40 is 10.6 inches shorter than the QX50, making the XC40 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces. Pressing a switch automatically lowers the XC40's optional rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The QX50 doesn't offer automatic folding seats. Pressing a switch automatically lowers the XC40's optional rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The QX50 doesn't offer automatic folding seats.

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