Volvo XC40 1.5 T4 Recharge PHEV Inscription 5dr Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £39,485What Car? Target Price£37,163
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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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.

We haven't tried this plug-in hybrid version of the XC40 yet, but we'll let you know what it's like as soon as we can.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

134.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

586

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

47

g/km

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