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Volvo XC40

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Overview of the Volvo XC40

Learn about the Volvo XC40

Summary

The Volvo XC40 ranks high in the luxury SUV class. The impressive engine options, fun styling and value mean that the Volvo XC40 is a great entry-level luxury vehicle.

If you want to make a statement, the Volvo XC40 will help you do it! The powerful engine and Swedish-inspired interior mean that, whether solo or with friends and family, you will be driving in style. You are closer to that ride than ever before, with the Volvo XC40 being one of the most affordable options within the market.

Safety

Volvo is known for producing safe vehicles, and the Volvo XC40 continues this tradition with impressive safety features. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ranked the 2019 Volvo XC40 a Top Safety Pick. Some standard features are collision and breaking warnings and a rear-view camera. Another layer of safety is found within optional features such as light adaptation, camera parking systems, sensors and the pilot assist system.

Airbags are another important safety feature. The Volvo XC40 boasts driver, passenger, front head, rear head and front side airbags.

Interior

The Volvo XC40 has a fun and stylish interior. The seating capacity is for five passengers, and the seats are comfortable with plenty of legroom. Higher-grade options include leather upholstery and metallic trim. The Volvo XC40 offers a list of impressive features, such as:

  • Panoramic roof
  • Climate control
  • Heated seats
  • Heated steering wheel

The number of features and different trims means you will have plenty to check out while getting to know the Volvo XC40.

Technology

The Volvo XC40 uses the Sensus Connect infotainment system. Though there is a learning curve with this system, the main menu is easy to access. Standard features include Android and Apple capabilities, as well as Wi-Fi. There are additional tech options, such as:

  • Navigation
  • Harman Kardon Premium Sound audio system
  • Wireless ports • Bluetooth connection
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Volvo On Call

The bottom line, though, is whichever trim you select, the tech features are strong.

Space

The Volvo XC40 has functional cargo space, but not as much as other subcompact SUVs. With the rear seats up, there is 20.7 cubic feet of space. With the seats down, the cargo space increases to 47.2 cubic feet.

In addition to the cargo space, there are storage features like hooks for bags, an internal divider, and a garbage compartment with hinged doors. This combination allows you to bring all you need for a day at the office or out in nature.

Comfort

The Volvo XC40 keeps you comfortable in any situation, whether driving for work or play. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine allows you to move quickly when you need to. The ride quality rates well. Lower speeds and minor bumps are not a problem, so the car is great for city driving. At higher speeds, larger bumps will cause some vehicle movement.

Depending on the conditions you drive in, you can select the optional all-wheel drive for better control or stay with the standard front-wheel drive.

Pros and cons of the Volvo XC40

  • Powerful engine options
  • Quality interior
  • Comfortable seating
  • Smaller cargo capacity
  • Challenging touchscreen interface
  • Rear bench can be uncomfortable for taller people
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Volvo XC40

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6 - 7Number of airbags depend on trim choice

Specifications of the Volvo XC40

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption10.2 - 10.7 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.5 - 7.7 L/100km
  • Width1863 mm
  • Length4425 mm
  • Trunk space479 - 586 L
  • Cargo space1308 - 1336 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Volvo XC40

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Volvo XC40 2019 - present is available in 4 trims:

T5 Inscription trim features and specs

Available with the T5 Inscription trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the T5 Inscription trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the T5 Inscription trim:
  • Knee airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the T5 Inscription trim:
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
Available across all trims:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
1 engine is available with the T5 Inscription trim:
2 L - Gas - 248 hp
City consumption:10.3 - 10.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.5 - 7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:574 - 600 km

T4 Momentum trim features and specs

Available with the T4 Momentum trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the T4 Momentum trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • High-beam assist
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the T4 Momentum trim:
  • Knee airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the T4 Momentum trim:
  • HDMI port for rear passengers
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
1 engine is available with the T4 Momentum trim:
2 L - Gas - 187 hp
City consumption:10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:600 km

T5 Momentum trim features and specs

Available with the T5 Momentum trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the T5 Momentum trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Cornering lights (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the T5 Momentum trim:
  • Knee airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the T5 Momentum trim:
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
2 engines are available with the T5 Momentum trim:
2 L - Gas - 248 hp
City consumption:10.3 - 10.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.5 - 7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:574 - 600 km
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
Transmission:Automatic

T5 R-Design trim features and specs

Available with the T5 R-Design trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
Available across all trims:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the T5 R-Design trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the T5 R-Design trim:
  • Knee airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the T5 R-Design trim:
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Front view camera (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
2 engines are available with the T5 R-Design trim:
2 L - Gas - 248 hp
City consumption:10.3 - 10.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.5 - 7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:574 - 600 km
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
Transmission:Automatic

Frequently asked questions about the Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 is not an electric car, but Volvo does make electric cars. 

Yes, Volvo SUVs are reliable. The Volvo XC40 scored 77/100 on the J.D. Power Quality and Reliability ranking.

Used Volvo XC40 trims range from $39,750 to $56,500.

Yes, the Volvo XC40 is an entry-level luxury car, and it is more affordable than the Volvo XC60.

The Volvo XC40 is available in all-wheel drive.