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2018 INFINITI QX30 VS. 2019 VOLVO XC40 | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI QX30 VS. 2019 VOLVO XC40

Those in the market for a new crossover SUV have many choices available to them, but the two models which stand out the most include the 2019 Volvo XC40 and 2018 INFINITI QX30. Each of these vehicles has a sporty, edgy appearance with prominent curves and a world-class interior. But which of the two is better?

Design & Style

In regards to design, the Volvo XC40 is a real break from tradition, and in a good way. The vehicle has a near-futuristic look that isn’t too over the top yet is very sophisticated, setting a new bar in terms of automotive design. The INFINITI QX30 also stands out with its distinct style, and when combined with its handling it is evenly matched with the Volvo in the style department.

Technology & Safety

Some who have test driven the Volvo XC40 have complained about the shift knob, which they describe as being frustrating to use. The QX30 also has its own issues, such as its throttle, which has been referred to as twitchy. Both vehicles seat the same number of passengers, at a maximum of five, so neither has an edge in seating, but the Volvo does have slightly more interior space. Both SUVs utilize a four-wheel ABS system, rack pinion steering, yet the Volvo XC40 has greater fuel tank capacity at 14.2 gallons versus only 13.2 for the INFINITI QX30.


Both the INFINITI and Volvo use the same type of engine, which is the Intercooled Regular Unleaded Turbo I-4. They also have a similar fuel system, which is direct gasoline injection. However, when it comes to raw performance the Volvo XC40 surpasses the INFINITI with 248 horsepower at 5500 rpm versus only 208 horsepower at 5500 rpm for the QX30. This is surprising given that the Volvo is also heavier than the INFINITI, at 3,629 pounds versus only 3,280 pounds. Both vehicles incorporate aluminum wheels with a stronger alternating capacity on the part of the Volvo.

The Bottom Line

Although the Volvo XC40 surpasses the INFINITI QX30 in performance, this comes at a higher cost. Unfortunately for the Volvo, it doesn’t have any significant advantage in other areas (even space) and when you consider the fact that most people don’t buy crossover SUVs for performance (they buy them due to the larger space and seating for family members) it becomes easy to see why many won’t justify paying a few grand extras for a vehicle that has more horsepower, but not much else, so the INFINITI QX30 will provide more value for your money.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX30 Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI QX30 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX30 test drive appointment.

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