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2022 Volvo XC40 Vs 2022 Jaguar E-pace; Which Compact SUV Should I Lease In 2022?

Asides from being Volvo’s smallest SUV, the XC40 is one the best things you’d find while browsing through the numerous options in the compact SUV segment. With its uniquely styled exterior, minimalist and practical interior, coupled with many more outstanding features, the XC40 is undeniably a crossover to consider when leasing a compact SUV in 2022.

For the E-pace, we’ve all experienced Jaguar’s expertise in distinctive designs and plush interiors This explains the E-pace’s well-refined looks, and impressive driving dynamics, making it a strong choice when shopping for an efficient compact crossover.

Here these two SUVs will go head-to-head, as we will highlight their highs and lows in order to help you make an informed choice when leasing.

What’s New

For the 2022 model year, the XC40 gets reshuffled trim offerings and nothing more. The power-operated liftgate is now available as a standalone option, and the automaker will no longer offer front fog lamps or rear child locks on the base T4 Momentum trim. The R-Design and Inscription trim now have wireless charging for smartphones. After the mild interior and infotainment upgrades given to the E-pace in 2021, it has returned for the 2022 model year unchanged.

Engine And Transmission

The XC40 and E-pace are not left out of the turbocharged four-cylinder craze that has engulfed the compact SUV segment. Every 2022 XC40 is powered by a 2.0Liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 187-hp and 221 lb-ft of torque on the T4 models, and up to 248-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque on the T5 models. The T4 engine is born with front-wheel drive, while the T5 boast all-wheel drive as a standard feature. Both engines are mated to a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode.

On the other side of the coin, the E-pace also draws power from a 2.0Liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that connects to a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. On the P250 model, this engine puts out 240-hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, while it combines with a mild hybrid system to generate up to 296-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque in the top-tier P300 model. The E-pace also has a class-leading towing capacity of 3968-pounds, while the XC40 boasts 3500-pounds. If you are searching for a compact crossover with extra power and towing capacity, leasing the 2022 Jaguar E-pace is a not a bad idea.

Handling And Performance

The Volvo XC40 is loved for its athletic handling and seamless ride. The crossover’s gear change is super smooth, and it handles corners impressively. Steering and brakes are responsive, and while we don’t expect exceptional trail-tackling performance, the XC40 can still tackle slightly-difficult terrains when adequately equipped with all-wheel drive and other off-road packages. However, noise from its turbocharged engine tends to invade the car’s cabin when you match the throttle. In terms of performance, the T4 accelerates from 0-60mph in 6.8seconds while the T5 does better at around 6.0seconds.

On the other hand, the E-pace is also fun to drive and boast impressive handling and agility, but these attributes come to light in the well-equipped P300 model. The brakes are not as responsive as those in the XC40, and the vehicle’s weight affects its overall performance, especially in the base P250 model. In general, typical of the British automaker, the Jaguar’s ride quality is impressive. In terms of performance, the base P250 model runs from 0-60mph in 7.0seconds while the P300 finishes faster at 5.8seconds.

Fuel Economy

Volvo leads the way with its impressive fuel rating. The T4 model of the XC40 gets an EPA rating of 23-mpg in the city and 32-mpg on the highway. The T5 is slightly behind, with 23-mpg in the city and 31-mpg on the highway.

The Jaguar E-pace P250 model is rated at 20-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway, while the P300 model with the mild-hybrid assist gets 21-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway.


The XC40 gets a plush, spacious and practical interior garnished with quality materials and high-tech infotainment features. Despite being the smallest in the Swedish automaker’s lineup of exceptional SUVs, the XC40 still features a very comfortable interior similar to what you’d find in higher Volvo SUVs, and climbing up the trim levels, the XC40’s interior becomes luxurious. The XC40 also boasts a raised driving position and feels more like an SUV, which puts it ahead of BMW and Mercedes Benz rivals. There’s an extensive and intuitive 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with numerous standard features like Apple Carplay and Android Auto, and controls virtually all the crossover’s features. Consider leasing the 2022 Volvo XC40 for its higher fuel rating, refined ride and more practical interior.

The E-pace is upscale and luxurious, just like every car from Jaguar. It features many luxury amenities, and if you opt for higher trims, the E-pace is downright luxurious. However, it is not as spacious and practical as the XC40. The rear-seat is tight, and it features fewer cubby storage spaces. However, the E-pace’s luxurious offerings are just too good to overlook. The dashboard is driver-oriented, and it houses an 11.4-inch touchscreen display that supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration. A fully-digital gauge display, in-built navigation and wireless smartphone charging are optional features.

The Volvo XC40 and Jaguar E-pace are two lovable SUVs from two highly reputable European car brands, and there is no doubt about that. They both accord users an excellent value for their buck. However, having seen the upsides and downsides of both crossovers, choosing between the two solely depends on your style and budget.

Whichever one you choose; VIP Auto has got you covered. We offer the most affordable and best car lease deals for the latest Volvo XC40 and Jaguar E-pace. Our services are unbeatable, and we assure you of a lease experience that will have you coming back for more. Reach out to us now at VIP Auto,32 US-46, Lodi, NJ 07644, (201) 749-4339, https://vipautonj.com/

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