COMPARE THE VOLVO XC40 VS. MAZDA CX-5 IN DETAIL

Volvo XC40 vs. Mazda CX-5

The Volvo XC40 vs. Mazda CX-5 is a popular comparison when shopping for a two-row SUV with standard AWD. If you're in the market for a new SUV with plenty of tech, safety, and fun performance, our Volvo XC40 or Mazda CX-5 review and overview is for you. Give our dealership a call when you're ready to take a test drive in the new Volvo XC40. We're confident that you'll be calling our dealership to ask about Volvo lease deals by the time you finish reading.

Volvo XC40 vs. Mazda CX-5 Price and Trims

Part of deciding between the 2022 Mazda CX-5 vs. Volvo XC40 SUVs is finding the trim variant that meets your needs without requiring you to pay more for features you don't want. The Volvo XC40 arrives in three trim styles to compare. Let's quickly point out some of the features and highlights each model offers, then compare the Volvo XC40 to the Mazda CX-5’s features.

The 2022 Volvo XC40 Momentum starts the lineup with the Volvo Cars app, smartphone integration, Bluetooth® connection, and a high-performance audio system with steering-wheel-mounted controls.

The 2022 XC40 Inscription gives you the same features as the XC40 Momentum, plus dual-zone climate control. A laminated panoramic moonroof with power sunshade and an Orrefors® crystal gear selector knob.

The popular XC40 R-Design changes the vehicle's look by swapping out the Inscription's chrome exterior detailing with glossy black mirror covers. The vehicle's interior adds sport pedals and a tailored sport leather gear shift.

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 requires drivers to sift through eight trim packages to find a vehicle with the features they want. Instead of thinning out the spec sheet by dividing the options across eight models, the Volvo XC40 gives you more value for your money.

Volvo XC40 vs. Mazda CX-5 Price and Trims
Volvo XC40 vs. Mazda CX-5 Styling

Volvo XC40 vs. Mazda CX-5 Styling

Walking around the exterior of the 2022 Volvo XC40 Momentum, one's eye immediately catches the color-coordinated door mirror covers, tinted rear windows, and front grille with a black insert and chrome frame. The new XC40 also sets itself apart from other cars on the road with its hidden tailpipes, 18-inch 5-spoke silver alloy wheels, bright aluminum roof rails, and black side window trim.

The XC40 Inscription exterior adds 18-inch 6-spoke black diamond-cut alloy wheels, bright aluminum side window trim, and a laminated panoramic moonroof with a power sunshade.

When you want 19-inch 5-double spoke matte black diamond-cut alloy wheels and high-gloss black side window trim, you want the new 2022 XC40 R-Design.

The Mazda CX-5 exterior features LED headlights, dual exhaust outlets with a bright finish, an AWD badge, and 17-inch aluminum wheels in a gray metallic finish. The Volvo XC40 hides its tailpipes to create a streamlined design and gives you bigger wheels for a smoother ride, highlighting Volvo Cars as a luxury brand.

Volvo XC40 vs. Mazda CX-5 Dimensions and Specs

The Volvo XC40 is 65.3 inches in height, 174.2 inches in length, and 80.1 inches in width and sits on a wheelbase of 106.4 inches. The interior offers 39 inches of front headroom for you and your co-pilot, as well as 56.7 inches of front shoulder room and 40.9 inches of front legroom.

In the second row, your passengers will have plenty of room to stretch out, thanks to the 39.1 inches of rear headroom, 56.3 inches of rear shoulder room, and 36.1 inches of rear legroom.

The Mazda CX-5 has 39.7 inches of headroom in the front row, 57.1 inches of shoulder room, and 41 inches of legroom, which are comparable dimensions to the Volvo XC40.

Volvo XC40 vs. Mazda CX-5 Dimensions and Specs
Performance and MPGs

Performance and MPGs

When it comes to getting you from A to B, the Volvo XC40 offers two powertrains. The Volvo XC40 T4 FWD powertrain has a direct-injected turbocharged engine with 187 horsepower, 221 pound-feet of torque, and can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The T5 AWD powertrain increases the power and adds the improved traction of all-wheel-drive. Under the hood of the XC40 with T5 badging is a direct-injected turbocharged engine with 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque that can also tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Fuel consumption can play a significant role in comparing new SUVs for sale. The Volvo XC40 T4 produces an EPA-estimated 23/32/26 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).1 The T5 AWD produces an EPA-estimated 22/30/25 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).1 If you're trying to decide between the Volvo T4 vs. T5 powertrains while scrolling through our new Volvo XC40 inventory, the T4 offers FWD and better fuel economy, but the T5 boasts AWD and more performance.

The new Mazda CX-5 is motivated by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with only 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, with a towing capacity of up to 2,000-pounds when properly equipped. If you're comparing the Volvo XC40 T4 to the Mazda CX-5 2.5 S, both vehicles have187 horsepower, but the Volvo SUV has more torque and towing capability.

Volvo XC40 vs. Mazda CX-5 Interior Benefits

When it comes to the interior benefits, the Volvo XC40 includes a blond headliner, leather upholstery, a charcoal steering wheel, and Urban Grid aluminum decor. This new Volvo XC40 for lease in Virginia keeps you comfortable with a front center armrest, rear center armrest, and folding bag hook.

The Mazda CX-5 2.5 S has a leather-wrapped steering wheel but cloth-trimmed seats and carpet floor mats. Highlights include a push-button start, air conditioning with a pollen filter, and a 6-way manually adjusted driver's seat.

Volvo XC40 vs. Mazda CX-5 Interior Benefits
Financing Your Volvo XC40

Financing Your Volvo XC40

Now that you've compared the new Volvo XC40 to the Mazda CX-5 and seen how these new SUVs for sale compare, you probably want to hear about our current Volvo XC40 lease deals and finance specials. You'll be glad to know that we have attractive lease offers on a wide selection of Volvo SUVs in a variety of colors.

Since its launch, the Volvo XC40 SUV has consistently outperformed the competition. If you love the Volvo XC40 and are looking for a deal on a used SUV, be sure to scroll through our pre-owned Volvo XC40 SUVs.

After you pick out a new or used Volvo XC40 that delivers the performance, style, and safety you want in a car, our finance team can help you compare leasing vs. buying and tell you how to get a $0 money down lease deal.


2022 Volvo XC40

2022 Volvo XC40

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2022 Mazda CX-5

2022 Mazda CX-5
2.0 l Engine displacement 2.5 l
Inline 4 Engine configuration Inline 4
Front wheel drive Drivetrain All wheel drive
8-speed shiftable automatic Transmission 6-speed shiftable automatic
3,625 lb. Curb weight 3,717 lb.
- Child Seat Anchors
- Pedestrian Detection System
- Traction Control
- Surround View Camera (optional)
Safety Features - Blind-Spot Alert
- Child Seat Anchors
- Child Door Locks
- Traction Control
- Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
- Cruise Control
- Remote Keyless Entry (optional)
- Smartphone Interface
- Internet Access
- Push-Button Engine Start
- Navigation System (optional)
- Voice Recognition System
- Hands Free Phone
Technology Features - Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
- Cruise Control
- Remote Keyless Entry
- Smartphone Interface
- Audible Label Messaging
- Internet Access
- Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
- Push-Button Engine Start
- Navigation System (optional)
- Voice Recognition System
- Hands Free Phone
- Remote Keyless Entry (optional)
- Cruise Control
- Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
- Heated Steering Wheel (optional)
- Integrated Garage Door Opener (optional)
Comfort and Convenience - Remote Keyless Entry
- Cruise Control
- Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
- Heated Mirrors
- Integrated Garage Door Opener
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which has a higher towing capacity: Volvo XC40 or Mazda CX-5?

The Volvo XC40 has a higher towing capacity than the Mazda CX-5 and a greater torque output. The 2022 Volvo XC40 T4 and T5 powertrains can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The Mazda CX-5 2.5 S can only tow 2,000 pounds when comparably equipped. The Volvo SUV beats the Mazda in towing and torque. The Volvo XC40 is also available in two turbocharged powertrain configurations that offer a choice of FWD or AWD. Contact our dealership to learn more about the differences between the Volvo T4 vs. Volvo T5 powertrains.

Which has a higher top speed: Volvo XC40 or Mazda CX-5?

The Volvo XC40 and Mazda CX-5 have comparable engines, horsepower ratings, and top speed capabilities. The Volvo XC40 reaches a top speed of 131 MPH, and the Mazda CX-5 tops out at a comparable 130 MPH. But how often do you plan to take your new SUV to the track to drive at the vehicle's top speed? In terms of daily usability and performance, the Volvo XC40 has more torque and towing capability than the Mazda CX-5. For merging into traffic and bringing two-stroke toys on weekend getaways, the Volvo SUV has better performance.

Which has more luxury features, the Volvo XC40 or Mazda CX-5?

The Volvo XC40 and Mazda CX-5 offer an impressive selection of luxury features, comforts, and conveniences. Both vehicles will have connected audio integration, premium materials, advanced driver-assist technologies, and innovative styling elements. The difference between these two new SUVs for sale is the number of trim models. Volvo Cars keeps things simple with three trim variants, while the Mazda CX-5 is offered in eight trim configurations. By spreading the features across three trims instead of eight, you get more features in each vehicle and more value for your money.

What's the difference between the Volvo XC40 and Mazda CX-5?

The Volvo XC40 and Mazda CX-5 are two popular SUVs for sale. Each model features two rows, five seats, and AWD. These two vehicles are nearly identical in terms of engine size, horsepower, and top speed. The exterior dimensions and size of the XC40 and CX-5 are also roughly the same, while the XC40 is a little smaller. One of the big differences between the Volvo XC40 and Mazda CX-5 is performance. The Volvo SUV has more torque than the Mazda for faster acceleration and greater towing capacity.


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