2018 Volvo XC40 reader test team review
This fashionable SUV is our Car of the Year. Will it become a family favourite, too?...
The new XC40 family SUV is boldly styled, has a roomy, comfy and high-quality interior and is great to drive, with powerful, efficient engines and a soft ride. Plus, it comes with all the latest safety standards and tech. What more could you ask of a family car?
Oh yes, value – and it doesn’t disappoint there, either. You can have an XC40 for as little as £27,610, and in our recommended D4 R-Design specification, it’s cheaper than many of its key rivals, including the BMW X1.
The XC40 offers diesel and petrol engines with an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. Models with front-wheel drive, manual gearboxes and less powerful engines will be available later this year, as will hybrid versions.
We invited a group of readers to Volvo’s UK offices to see if they’re as impressed as we are.
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