2021 Porsche Macan vs 2021 Volvo XC40 Comparison in Columbus, OH

When you think of Porsche, your mind probably goes to the iconic, sleek sports cars that put Porsche on the map around the world. No one would fault you for that, but what shouldn't be overlooked is Porsche's impressive SUV models like the new 2021 Porsche Macan. The 2021 Macan brings the classic Porsche style and performance into an SUV body for incredible value. We could talk all day about the 2021 Macan, but we think it's more effective to show drivers how exactly it matches up with the competition.

This comparison page will show the key differences and similarities of the new 2021 Macan and one of its top competitors, the 2021 Volvo XC40. Wondering which model has better performance or which one has more standard features? We'll show you all that and more, right here.

rear and side profile of silver 2021 porsche macan with new LED taillight strip

2021 Porsche Macan VS 2021 Volvo XC40: Exterior/Interior

The 2021 Macan may be an SUV, but it still has the Porsche DNA that makes it look and feel closer to a sports car. With a coupe-like roofline and design touches like a new LED taillight strip that emphasizes the "PORSCHE'' logo as well as new 4-point brake lights, the 2021 Macan sports a design unlike any other SUV. The 2021 XC40, although a fine-looking SUV, can't match the heritage and one-of-a-kind look of the 2021 Macan. If you're searching for a luxury SUV that has more in common with a sports car than an SUV, there's no better choice than the 2021 Macan.

Stepping inside, you'll see the 2021 Macan still has an edge over the 2021 XC40. The Macan offers a standard 3-zone climate control with separate temperature settings for both the driver and the passenger, while the XC40 only offers a dual-zone climate control on the highest of trim levels. Both luxury vehicles offer standard 8-way power front seats with leather upholstery but the Macan gives you something the XC40 simply can't: more cargo room. Folding the rear seats down in the 2021 Macan opens up to a vast 52.9 cubic feet of room while you only get 47.2 cubic feet of space in the XC40.


center touchscreen of 2021 porsche macan

2021 Porsche Macan VS 2021 Volvo XC40: Technology

The 2021 Macan may have the soul of a sports car, but it still comes with luxurious amenities drivers crave in a new luxury SUV like a standard 10.9-inch touchscreen (larger than the standard touchscreen of the 2021 XC40) with smartphone integration and a standard navigation system with Real-Time Traffic Information. Plus, the 2021 Macan features a 4G LTE hotspot so you and your passengers stay connected on the road. To get the same technology features, drivers have to upgrade the 2021 XC40 to a higher trim level.

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2021 Porsche Macan VS 2021 Volvo XC40: Performance

Performance has always been where Porsche models separate themselves from the pack, and the 2021 Macan is no different thanks to its turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an output of 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. The 2021 XC40 simply can't keep up with its standard engine output of 187 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. Standard on all Macan models is the PDK 7-speed transmission that offers seamless and fast gear changes without interrupting the flow of power. Plus, all 2021 Macan models come standard with all-wheel drive for extra handling and capability while the 2021 XC40 is a standard front-wheel drive.


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2021 Porsche Macan VS 2021 Volvo XC40: Safety

Volvo is known worldwide for its award-winning safety features so the fact that the 2021 Porsche Macan has many of the same features as the 2021 XC40 should fill you with confidence every time you slip behind the wheel. Lane Departure Warning is standard as well as Porsche Hill Control and front and rear Park Assist. The 2021 Macan is built from the ground up with strength and safety in mind with side-impact protection beams, seat-integrated airbags, and roll-over detection for activation of curtain airbags. In case the worst should happen, the 2021 Macan is built to protect you and all your passengers.

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2021 Porsche Macan VS 2021 Volvo XC40: Value

When it comes to value, the 2021 Macan may have a higher starting MSRP* than the 2021 XC40 at $52,100 compared to $33,700, but there's no doubt that drivers are getting a luxury SUV that's worth every penny. From it's enhanced performance to it's bevy of standard features for both comfort and driver assistance, the 2021 Macan proves itself to be the better value for drivers.

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2021 Porsche Macan2021 Volvo XC40
$52,100Starting MSRP*$33,700
248 HPStandard Horsepower 187 HP
273 lb-ftStandard Torque221 lb-ft
4,409 lbs.Max Towing Capacity3,500 lbs.
52.9 Cubic FeetCargo Capacity47.2 Cubic Feet
10.9-inch TouchscreenStandard Infotainment System9-inch Touchscreen
StandardSmartphone IntegrationStandard
StandardInternet HotspotAvailable
Standard (with Real-Time Traffic)Navigation SystemAvailable
StandardLane Departure WarningStandard

*The Total Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) shown excludes taxes, title, registration, other optional or regionally required equipment, and dealer charges. The price and availability of Individually Commissioned Equipment (CXX) can be determined only after review and analysis by the manufacturer. Actual selling prices are set by dealers and may vary.