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Used Volvo V40 Hatchback 2012- Present review

Used Volvo V40 Hatchback 12- Present
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Which used Volvo V40 hatchback should I buy?

SE-spec Volvo V40s get climate control, electric windows all-round, Bluetooth handsfree system, CD player, a DAB radio, and a rather good standard eight speaker sound system, all of which is enough to make it our pick of the range.

R-Design cars are equipped with sports seats, additional lighting in the interior and a body-kit for the exterior, making this more of a style package rather than an upgraded model with meaningful extra equipment.

Depending upon how you intend to use your car, we would suggest you look for a 1.6 D2 diesel as the best all-round engine choice. It manages to motivate the V40 with adequate pace, although it’s not quite as effortless as the Audi A3 or Volkswagen Golf. The D3 and D4 make the V40 surprisingly fast, but they start becoming a bit too expensive to buy and run.

If you only intend to do shorter journeys, though, you should consider the T3 petrol to avoid issues with the DPF. The T3 engine is smooth and happy to rev when you need a bit more power to perform an overtaking maneuver, and it should be quite economical, even if it is unlikely to match the diesel model.

Our favourite Volvo V40: 1.6-litre D2 SE

 

Used Volvo V40 Hatchback 12- Present

Which used Volvo V40 hatchback should I buy?

SE-spec Volvo V40s get climate control, electric windows all-round, Bluetooth handsfree system, CD player, a DAB radio, and a rather good standard eight speaker sound system, all of which is enough to make it our pick of the range.

R-Design cars are equipped with sports seats, additional lighting in the interior and a body-kit for the exterior, making this more of a style package rather than an upgraded model with meaningful extra equipment.

Depending upon how you intend to use your car, we would suggest you look for a 1.6 D2 diesel as the best all-round engine choice. It manages to motivate the V40 with adequate pace, although it’s not quite as effortless as the Audi A3 or Volkswagen Golf. The D3 and D4 make the V40 surprisingly fast, but they start becoming a bit too expensive to buy and run.

If you only intend to do shorter journeys, though, you should consider the T3 petrol to avoid issues with the DPF. The T3 engine is smooth and happy to rev when you need a bit more power to perform an overtaking maneuver, and it should be quite economical, even if it is unlikely to match the diesel model.

Our favourite Volvo V40: 1.6-litre D2 SE

 

Used Volvo V40 Hatchback 12- Present
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