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

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £32,530What Car? Target Price£30,426
Review

It might be some time since we voted the multi-talented 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. If you're a private buyer, we reckon the T3 petrol makes the most sense, but the T4 plug-in hybrid is a great choice for company car drivers.

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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

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