Volvo XC40 1.5 T4 Recharge PHEV R DESIGN 5dr Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £39,445What Car? Target Price£37,126
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.

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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