What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For The V40 has an upmarket, expensive look and is safe and well equipped

Against The loadbay is not huge, while ride and handling are poor on early versions

Verdict It's an adequate family car, but not an estate in the great Volvo tradition

Go for… 2.0-litre petrol

Avoid… 1.6-litre petrol

Volvo V40 Estate
  • 1. Rattling dashboards and electrical faults are common
  • 2. The Mitsubishi-sourced GDI petrol engines can give problems if run on lower-octane fuel
  • 3. The boot isn't for serious load-lugging but it's adequate for families
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