Volvo V40 Cross Country review

Category: Family car

Section: Performance & drive

Volvo V40 Cross Country rear
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country front
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country rear
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country dashboard
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country rear seats
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country side
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country headlight
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country centre console
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country dashboard trim
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country front
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country front
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country rear
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country dashboard
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country rear seats
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country side
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country headlight
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country centre console
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country dashboard trim
  • Volvo V40 Cross Country front

Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

The V40 Cross Country is available with Volvo’s D3 2.0-litre diesel engine, with 148bhp output and the option of a manual or automatic gearbox, or with the 1.5-litre T3 petrol as an automatic only.

The diesel is a good bet. It offers plenty of poke for everyday driving, and you won’t have much trouble taking on motorway trips. It also gives you the strong low-rev pull that diesels are famed for, so you won’t find yourself having to change down a gear too often.