The Volvo XC40 presents itself as a premium but entry-level medium-small sized SUV (4,42 x 1,86 meters), whose characteristics have won it the Car of the Year 2018 award. The design, with its sharp and original lines, is futuristic but not exaggerated. The wheels can measure 17 or 18 inches, depending on the buyer’s choice. The interior is simple and offers great build quality; a handy 12,3″ vertical display makes the XC40 interactive and full of useful features. As with all other Volvos, the safety offered is top-notch. The basic engine, the 129HP T2 3-cylinder, configurable with both manual and automatic gearboxes, offers just enough performance, certainly not suitable for lovers of dynamic driving. From 2020, the Plug-In Hybrid and 100% electric versions started to be sold, but they have much higher prices compared to the petrol and diesel versions (starting from around 47.000€, while you can find the 129HP petrol version at 32.000€). The XC40’s big sister, the XC60, is currently the best-selling Volvo, but many think it will be soon overtaken by this new mini-SUV. Among the opponents, we find the BMW X2, Volkswagen T-Roc, Toyota C-HR, and Audi Q2.
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🏎 Volvo XC40
📍 Sweden
🛠 3-cylinder T2 1.5 AWD 129HP
💨 10,9 seconds
🔝 180km/h
💶 32.250€ in Europe
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⭐️ (4/5)