Volvo XC40 1.5 T3 [163] R DESIGN 5dr Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
2021-Volvo-XC40-review
Add to shortlist
  • 2021-Volvo-XC40-review
  • Volvo XC40 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Volvo XC40 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Volvo XC40 2020 RHD infotainment
  • 2021-Volvo-XC40-side
  • 2021-Volvo-XC40-front-seats
  • 2021-Volvo-XC40-boot
  • 2021-Volvo-XC40-review
  • Volvo XC40 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Volvo XC40 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Volvo XC40 2020 RHD infotainment
  • 2021-Volvo-XC40-side
  • 2021-Volvo-XC40-front-seats
  • 2021-Volvo-XC40-boot
RRP £32,015What Car? Target Price£30,021
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.

get the best price

Our favourite trim. This adds seats trimmed in leather and suede, power-folding door mirrors, a powered tailgate, privacy glass and multicoloured ambient interior lighting to everything you get with cheaper Momentum trim. You also get sports suspension, which delivers a better-controlled and more comfortable ride.

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

Also consider

Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 - present

One of the very best small SUVs. Should be cheaper, though

...

Vauxhall Grandland X

2017 - present

The Grandland X offers a similar blend of comfort and practica...

Toyota C-HR

2019 - present

Comfortable, fun, generously equipped and the hybrid version m...

Peugeot 3008

2020 - present

Stylish, practical and good to drive