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Used Volvo V40 Hatchback 2012- Present review

Used Volvo V40 Hatchback 12- Present
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Volvo V40 hatchback?

The oft-cited Audi A3 Sportback is one of the best cars in the Volvo V40's class, because it provides strong yet efficient engines, a beautifully finished interior, and a great blend of ride and handling. The double whammy of a rather stingy amount of standard equipment combined with a relatively high price are the only major downsides.

The BMW 1 Series, meanwhile, is the driver’s choice, offering rear-wheel drive balance and sharp handling. But that’s not all it can offer – good performance, low running costs and a best-in-class infotainment system are further highlights. However, the large hump in the floor does rob some space in the rear seats, while boot space is also compromised.

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What alternatives should I consider to a used Volvo V40 hatchback?

 

Used Volvo V40 Hatchback 12- Present
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Verdict

Even if it can’t match the best in class for its driving experience, the Volvo V40 still has a fine interior and lots of safety kit

  • Smart, high-quality interior
  • Lots of equipment
  • Great safety standards
  • Firm ride
  • Notchy gearshift
  • Too much road noise