How to spec a Volvo XC40

Our guide to Volvo's family SUV covers which version to buy, which options to choose and how much to pay for it all...

Volvo XC40 spec advice

In the cut-throat world of family SUVs, the Volvo XC40 is one of the best around. It’s a former What Car? Car of the Year winner, and impresses with its high-quality interior, big boot and impressive array of safety kit. The D3 diesel engine we recommend is smooth and powerful, while R-Design trim should get you most of the goodies you’re going to want. That said, here’s our guide to adding value without breaking the bank.

Volvo XC40 driver's seat tray

Convenience Pack (£650)

The Convenience Pack bundles together lots of useful kit, including more storage under the driver’s seat for your odds and ends. It also adds keyless start, so you can keep the keys in your pocket and press a button to start the engine.

Volvo XC40 reversing camera

Reversing camera (£700)

While all Volvo XC40s come with rear parking sensors as standard, we think a reversing camera is a useful – and inexpensive – upgrade. It allows you to better see what’s behind the car – and therefore improve your chances of avoiding any embarrassing car park scrapes, plus it has a 360deg view function.