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

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £35,615What Car? Target Price£33,387
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.

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This model is based on the standard R-Design, but adds adaptive LED headlights, heated front seats, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, headlight washers, a heated windscreen and 20in alloy wheels.

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 MPH9.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

38.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

586

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

166

g/km

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