Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] Inscription 5dr Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £32,880What Car? Target Price£30,910
Review

It might be some time since we voted the multitalented Volvo XC40 our Car of the Year, but it still cuts the mustard. It blends generous passenger space and a practical boot with a quality interior and top-notch safety. That means you aren't only buying a hugely desirable product, but one backed up with real substance. Just be aware that the plug-in hybrid Recharge versions aren't as good to drive as regular petrol models, but will reduce your company car tax bill.

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Inscription trim pushes up the price, but not unbearably so; if you fancy some luxury, you might well be tempted. Full leather upholstery, metallic paint, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, front parking sensors, a powered tailgate and wood trim inlays all come as standard.

Has a respectable 161bhp and, particularly when combined with the optional automatic gearbox, delivers adequate performance for most family SUV buyers’ desires – 0-62mph in 9.6sec. The pick of the range for most buyers, although with a lower towing capacity than other models (1600kgs), not all.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

586

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

158

g/km

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