Volvo XC40 vs Audi Q3 & Mazda CX-5 Comparison Review

Compact SUVs offer an affordable way to get lots of versatility. Three of the top compact SUVs available today are the Volvo XC40, the Mazda CX-5 and the Audi Q3. So, which one is the best of the three? In order to find out, Volvo Cars of Evansville near Newburgh, IN has created a comparison review of these three top compact SUVs in three important categories - performance, tech features and safety features.


The Volvo XC40 offers you up to 248 horsepower from a 2.0-Liter turbocharged engine. This powertrain allows Jasper, IN drivers to take the XC40 from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 6.2 seconds. The Audi Q3 offers a 2.0-Liter engine that gives you up to 228 horsepower. This powertrain takes the Audi Q3 from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.0 seconds. Finally, the Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 2.5-Liter engine that gives you up to 227 horsepower. The CX-5 can take you from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.4 seconds. Looking at all three vehicles, you can see that the XC40 offers the most powerful engine of the three with the fastest 0 to 60 mile per hour acceleration time.

Tech Features

When it comes to a new vehicle, Henderson, KY drivers will want to make sure that it has the latest tech features. Starting off with the XC40 lease, you get an excellent list of standard tech features including the following:

  • A nine inch vertically mounted touchscreen
  • An eight-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth wireless calling
  • USB ports

As a luxury vehicle, the Audi Q3 comes with several top tech features as standard:

  • 10.1-inch touchscreen
  • Nine speaker audio sound system
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • USB Ports

The Mazda CX-5 offers several top tech features as standard:

  • A seven-inch touchscreen
  • A four-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth
  • Two USB ports
  • Bluetooth
  • HD radio

Overall, the Volvo XC40 comes out on top with its many advanced tech features like its class-exclusive vertically mounted touchscreen. These standard tech features allow you to be better entertained and informed while on the road.

Safety Features

One of the most important aspects when looking at a compact SUV is safety. You want to make sure that your compact SUV can make you and your passengers feel safe on the road. On the Volvo XC40, you get a wealth of safety features as standard:

  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Run-Off Road Mitigation
  • Driver Alert Control
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Road Sign Information
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Speed Limiter
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Side Impact Protection System

The Audi Q3 gives you many top safety features as standard:

  • Advanced SRS Airbag System
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Three Point ELR seatbelts

The Mazda CX-3 is designed to offer you many safety features as standard:

  • Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Lane-Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Pedestrian Detection

Overall, Volvo's reputation for creating the safest vehicles on the road puts the XC40 on top with its many passive and active standard safety features.

Take a Test Drive Today

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