How to spec a Volvo XC40
Add more luxury to our 2018 Car of the Year without breaking the bank by following our guide to which options to choose and which to avoid...
Accolades for the Volvo XC40 don't come much bigger than this – it's our 2018 Car of the Year.
Yes, this family SUV won not only its category at our annual awards, beating other price-point winners, the Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq. It also triumphed among our 20 other category winners to take our top prize. And so it should, because the XC40 is one of the best cars you can buy right now.
We recommend teaming the frugal D4 diesel engine with sporty R-Design specification, which gets you plenty of kit as standard, including sports seats, privacy glass and multicoloured ambient lighting.
Our full 16-point review can tell you why we think the XC40 is a top choice for any new car buyer and also why it triumphs over key rivals including the BMW X1 and Volkswagen Tiguan. Meanwhile, this guide is dedicated to helping you navigate Volvo's extensive options list.