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
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RRP £39,795What Car? Target Price£37,455
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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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.

The one to go for if you're a company car driver. This plug-in hybrid model mixes decent performance (0-60mph in 7.5sec in our tests) with low CO2 emissions and a real-world pure electric range of around 20 miles.


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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