Used Volvo V40 2012-2019 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Volvo V40 2012-2019 boot
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 front corner
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 infotainment
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 dash
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 boot
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 panning
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 rear corner
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 front seats
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 rear seats
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 front corner
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 infotainment
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 dash
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 boot
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 panning
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 rear corner
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 front seats
  • Volvo V40 2012-2019 rear seats

Our recommendations

Which used Volvo V40 hatchback should I buy?

Engine

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 for earlier cars and the 2.0 D2 for post-2015 models. Both manage to motivate the V40 with adequate pace, although it’s not quite as effortlessly as those of 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 when compared with the D2.