Land Rover vs. Volvo Comparison

Land Rover VS Volvo SUV Comparison at Land Rover Louisville

Land Rover vs. Volvo

Two of the most recognizable names when it comes to luxury SUVs are certainly Land Rover and Volvo. Both have remained fierce rivals over the years and each fields a dynamic lineup of capable SUVs. If you’re having trouble deciding which of these two brands is the right fit for your lifestyle, Land Rover Louisville is here to help. We’ve assembled this in-depth model comparison in which we’ve compared the most popular Land Rover SUVs against the competition from Volvo. Once you understand the key differences in value, performance, capabilities, and technology – you'll see why more and more drivers continue to choose Land Rover.


Range Rover Evoque vs Volvo XC40

Range Rover Evoque S AWD Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design
2023 Range Rover Evoque S AWD VS 2022 Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design
$45,000 MSRP $41,445
246 ✔ Horsepower 187
269 lb-ft ✔ Torque 221 lb-ft
9 ✔ Transmission Speeds 8
AWD ✔ Drivetrain FWD
39.9 inches ✔ Front Headroom 37.6 inches
40/20/40 ✔ Rear Seat Folding 60/40
50.5 cubic feet ✔ Max Cargo Volume 47.2 inches

In this city-sized luxury SUV matchup, the formidable Range Rover Evoque goes up against the Volvo XC40. When it comes to power, the obvious choice is the Evoque which offers 59 more horsepower and 48 lb-ft of additional torque than the less-powerful XC40. A more advanced 9-speed automatic transmission increases response and delivers a more rewarding driving experience. Volvo XC40 T4 R-Design drivers will have to settle for a front-wheel drive powertrain. On the other hand, the Evoque S lets you enjoy an all-wheel drive system for superior confidence and stability across the entire spectrum of road conditions.

Inside the Evoque, you’ll discover over 2 inches of extra headroom than you’ll find inside the XC40 for greater comfort. Its rear seatbacks are split 40/20/40, allowing you to carry a combination of cargo and passengers with more ease than the XC40. Better still, you’ll have more room for all your gear thanks to a massive 50.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity. No matter which way you look at it, the Range Rover Evoque remains the superior choice.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport vs Volvo XC60

Land Rover Discovery Sport R-Dynamic SE 4X4 Volvo XC60 T5 R-Design AWD
2023 Land Rover Discovery Sport R-Dynamic SE 4X4 VS 2022 Volvo XC60 T5 R-Design AWD
$48,600 ✔ MSRP $51,195
246 Horsepower 247
269 lb-ft ✔ Torque 258 lb-ft
4409 lbs ✔ Max Towing Capacity 3500 lbs
9 ✔ Transmission Speeds 8
20 inches ✔ Wheel Size 19 inches
Windsor Leather ✔ Seat Material Simulated Suede/Leather
40.2 inches ✔ Front Headroom 38 inches
42 inches ✔ Front Legroom 41.5 inches
66.9 cubic feet ✔ Max Cargo Volume 63.3 cubic feet

In our second matchup, the proven Land Rover Discovery Sport goes up against the mid-sized Volvo XC60. For fairness, we’ve compared equivalent trim levels fitted with an all-wheel drive or 4X4 system. Although the Discovery Sport costs thousands less, it bests the more expensive Volvo in several key categories.

When it comes to power, the XC60 is closely matched with the Discovery Sport. However, the Discovery Sport offers more torque and substantially better towing capacity. In fact, the Land Rover Discovery Sport can tow nearly half a ton more than the Volvo XC60. A more sophisticated 9-speed automatic transmission provides extra response and control on your drive as well. Larger 20-inch wheels give the Discovery Sport a more commanding presence on the road.

When it comes to interior refinement, the Discovery Sport remains the superior option compared to the XC60. While Volvo owners have to settle for simulated suede/leather upholstery, Land Rover drivers will enjoy the supple feel of Windsor leather seating surfaces inside the Discovery Sport. Front seat occupants will appreciate the superior amount of headroom and legroom as well. You’ll also have more cargo room for all of your gear and luggage inside the Discovery Sport.

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Range Rover Velar vs Volvo XC90

Range Rover Velar S P340 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription AWD
2022 Range Rover Velar S P340 VS 2022 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription AWD
$64,900 MSRP $64,600
3.0-liter Turbocharged 6-Cylinder ✔ Engine Size 2.0-liter Turbocharged & Supercharged 4-Cylinder
340 ✔ Horsepower 316
354 lb-ft ✔ Torque 295 lb-ft
19 feet ✔ Turning Radius 19.8 feet
4,430 lbs ✔ Curb Weight 4,771 lbs
34.4 cubic feet ✔ Cargo Capacity (seats upright) 15.8 cubic feet
Power ✔ Steering Column Adjustments Manual

Searching for a larger SUV? Let’s see how the formidable Range Rover Velar competes with the range-topping Volvo XC90. Although they share virtually identical prices, that’s where the similarities end.

If you’re craving maximum performance, the Range Rover Velar is the better choice thanks to its potent turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine. The XC90 is powered by a smaller turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. As a result, the Velar offers greater horsepower and torque figures than the XC90. More capability allows for more memorable adventures.

A shorter turning radius helps the Velar easily maneuver in or out of a tight parking space. Its 341-pound lower curb weight helps increase agility and handling on your daily commute as well. With the seats folded up, the Velar offers double the cargo capacity of the XC90. This means you’ll have room for both passengers and gear on the way to your destination. A power tilt/telescoping steering column makes it simple to find your ideal driving position.

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Winner — Land Rover

Range Rover Velar Profile

Now that we’ve tallied the results, the clear winner of this competitive comparison is Land Rover. Volvo simply cannot compete with the outstanding performance, value, refinement, and premium standard amenities found on the Range Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport and Range Rover Velar. Ready to experience the Land Rover lineup for yourself? Our team at Land Rover Louisville is standing by to help you choose the model that’s perfectly suited to your lifestyle.


*Starting at price shown is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes $1,350 destination/handling charge, tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing, and optional equipment. Base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes $1,350 destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Total Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price includes $1,350 destination/handling charge and may include optional equipment but excludes tax, title, license, and retailer fees, all due at signing. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.