Is it time to give your Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly, MA, travels an upgrade? Want something powerful enough to get you excited for your trips to the grocery store and comfortable enough to look forward to your work commute? If so, then it's time to get behind the wheel of a luxury SUV from Audi or Volvo.

These brands are popular choices and offer several performance-enhancing vehicles, but two of our favorite options are the 2021 Audi Q3 and the Volvo XC40. To help you learn which is the better option for you, we at Audi Peabody have created this Audi Q3 vs. Volvo XC40 comparison. Let's get started!

Audi Q3 vs Volvo XC40: Performance Specs

When shopping for a new car, getting behind the wheel of a sporty vehicle with impressive performance capabilities is one of the fastest ways to enhance your commute. Luckily for you, both the Q3 and the XC40 shine in their own ways when it comes to performance.


Audi Q3

Volvo XC40


2.0L turbo

2.0L turbo


184 HP

187 HP

EPA-estimated MPG

22 city/30 highway MPG1

23 city/32 highway MPG

Fuel Tank Size

15.9 gallons

14.2 gallons

In terms of engine specs, the Q3 and the XC40 offer similar outputs, but the Volvo pulls head slightly.

On the other hand, the Audi Q3 lets you travel farther distances thanks to its better fuel efficiency. Looking at the numbers, it seems the XC40 offers you more, but when you factor in fuel tank size, it's the Q3 that takes the lead.

The Audi Q3 lets you travel up to 477 miles on one tank of gas. The Volvo XC40, on the other hand, only lets you travel 454 miles.

Plus, the Q3 comes standard with quattro® all-wheel drive so you can explore an all terrains. The XC40 does come with all-wheel drive, but only as an optional feature.

Audi Q3 vs Volvo XC40: Interior Features

The numerous features offered with your luxury SUV makes it possible to relax on even the longest commute. For starters, the leather-trimmed upholstery found standard with both models will add sophistication to your commute.

2021 Audi Q3 front-seat passengers can further enhance the comfort offered with these seats because of the standard added capability.

In addition to standard heated front seats, the Audi Q3 takes the lead by offering more features not offered with the Volvo XC40.


Audi Q3

Volvo XC40

Climate Control System

Three-zone automatic

1-zone Electronic

Number of Upholstery Colors



Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™



Number of Available Speakers



With the exception of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, there's no debate about the Audi Q3 vs. Volvo XC40 interior features. With a multi-zone climate system, extra upholstery options, and more speakers with the available Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System, the Audi Q3 is the way to go when you want a premium interior.

Audi Q3 vs Volvo XC40: Advanced Safety Features

Having powerful performance capabilities and luxurious interiors aren't all it takes to be the superior choice in the Audi Q3 vs. Volvo XC40 comparison. To be the real winner, it also takes advanced safety features. Both the Q3 and the XC40 offer premium safety features that help keep you and your passengers safe, but which one is the better choice? Let's find out!

Audi Q3 Safety Features

Volvo XC40 Safety Features

  • Forward collision monitor with pedestrian detection
  • Pre-collision system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Auto high beams
  • Rearview camera
  • Blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, available
  • Audi adaptive cruise assist with Traffic Jam assist, available
  • Top view camera, available
  • Park assist, available
  • Forward collision monitor with pedestrian detection
  • Road sign feature
  • Lane keep assist
  • Blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
  • 360-degree camera
  • Park assist camera

Driving the Audi Q3, you have access to several safety features that aren't offered with the Volvo XC40, like Audi pre sense® basic, for example. This pre-collision system steps in when an unavoidable collision is detected. To help minimize injury to you and passengers, this feature will automatically close all windows and pre-tension safety belts-something that can't be said about the Volvo XC40.

Audi Q3 vs Volvo XC40: The Verdict!

When you're looking to upgrade your Peabody, Danvers, or Beverly, Massachusetts, travels, the 2021 Q3 and the XC40 are two great choices. Both offer thrilling performance, impressive interior features, and advanced safety. However, after reading through our Audi Q3 vs. Volvo X40 comparison, it's clear the Q3 is the way to go thanks to its additional features.

Ready to explore this luxury SUV for yourself? Contact or visit us at Audi Peabody to test drive the 2021 Audi Q3 today!

* EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See for details.

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