Used Volvo S40 saloon 2004 - 2012 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)
  • Volvo S40 saloon (04 - 12)

Our recommendations

Which used Volvo S40 saloon should I buy?

You’re best off buying a late-model, post-2007 facelift car. Not only did that bring with it some interesting interior finishes (including an attractive ‘unfinished’ wood trim), it also tidied up the exterior styling and saw falls in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

Those buying with economy in mind should seek out a 1.6-litre D2 diesel in DRIVe trim, which added engine stop-start technology and some aerodynamic tweaks to score sub-120g/km emissions and the potential for 60mpg.