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Driving

Price (on the road)

Β£21,410-Β£30,695

Target Price (cash)

Β£19,201-Β£27,488

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  • Variable-height boot floor

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VOLVO V40 Hatchback D2 SE 5dr

With a great blend of low running costs and good equipment, the Volvo V40 1.6 D2 SE is the pick of the V40 range.

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VOLVO V40 Hatchback D2 SE 5dr

With a great blend of low running costs and good equipment, the Volvo V40 1.6 D2 SE is the pick of the V40 range.

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Contract Hire Leasing Rates

Β£214.4-Β£464.79/month

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Engines

D2 [120]
This entry-level diesel engine is efficient as well as easy to use in everyday driving. It’s our pick of the V40 range, assuming you’re not too bothered by sprightly performance. It is available with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
T3 [152] Geartronic
The T3’s turbocharged petrol engine has plenty of low-rev shove, but it’s also smooth and happy to rev hard. If you must have a petrol engine in your V40, this is the one to go for, although the diesel versions are vastly more efficient. They’ll hold their value much better, too. Like the T2, the T3 can be had with a manual or automatic gearbox, although going for the auto means a 1.5-litre engine instead of a 2.0-litre.
T3 [152]
The T3’s turbocharged petrol engine has plenty of low-rev shove, but it’s also smooth and happy to rev hard. If you must have a petrol engine in your V40, this is the one to go for, although the diesel versions are vastly more efficient. They’ll hold their value much better, too. Like the T2, the T3 can be had with a manual or automatic gearbox, although going for the auto means a 1.5-litre engine instead of a 2.0-litre.
T2 [122] Geartronic
This 2.0-litre petrol engine has 120bhp and is the cheapest way into a V40. Its CO2 emissions are respectable rather than outstanding, though, and the punchier T3 is every bit as efficient, so we&#39;d recommend that instead if you want petrol power. It is available with a manual or automatic gearbox, although going for the auto means you get an identically powerful 1.5-litre engine rather than a 2.0-litre.
T2 [122]
This 2.0-litre petrol engine has 120bhp and is the cheapest way into a V40. Its CO2 emissions are respectable rather than outstanding, though, and the punchier T3 is every bit as efficient, so we&#39;d recommend that instead if you want petrol power. It is available with a manual or automatic gearbox, although going for the auto means you get an identically powerful 1.5-litre engine rather than a 2.0-litre.
D3
This mid-spec 2.0-litre diesel engine offers stronger performance than the D2. It’s a little less efficient, although it strikes a good balance between performance and running costs. Like the D2, it can be combined with a manual or automatic transmission.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

46.3-62.8 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

118-143 g/km

VED Tax band

How much will it cost you?

G-I

Boot capacity

How much space is there?

1032 litres

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