Volvo V40 review

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Volvo V40
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11 Feb 2015 00:00 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 10:05

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Volvo’s five-door V40 is designed to take on the premium family hatchback giants, including the Audi A3 Sportback and Volkswagen Golf.

Sleek looks, good standard equipment and a broad range of petrol and diesel engines give it appeal, and it sets the standard for safety in the class. The result is a sophisticated-feeling hatch that has real strengths, including low CO2 emissions and a classy-feeling interior.

Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions of the V40, along with our recommendations for which trim levels and engines to choose.

 

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There are 9 trims available for the V40 hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Momentum
Volvo has been pretty generous with standard equipment on the entry-level V40, because it has alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearknob, climate control, DAB digital radio, Blueto...View trim
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Momentum Nav Plus
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£19,853
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R Design
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£20,953
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Inscription
This builds on the standard specification of Momentum with leather seats, a colour TFT information display for the driver, sat-nav, rear parking sensors, auto lights, cruise control and a few trim...View trim
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R Design Nav Plus
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Cross Country
On top of Momentum trim, you get different wheels, copper trim and off-road look body styling. Like R-Design, it’s effectively an appearance pack....View trim
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R Design Pro
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Cross Country Nav Plus
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Cross Country Pro
As well as the kit you get on Cross Country models, Pro adds leather seats, the TFT driver’s display, sat-nav, rear parking sensors, auto wipers and cruise control. Like R-Design Pro, you get plent...View trim
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