Volvo XC40 1.5 T5 Recharge PHEV R DESIGN 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 £41,040What Car? Target Price£38,524
Review

It might be some time since we voted the multitalented 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. There are however better plug-in hybrid SUVs out there, should you be considering a T5 Recharge.

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Trim: R DESIGN

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 gives you a more controlled, and ultimately more comfortable, ride.

Engine: 1.5 T5 Recharge PHEV

This plug-in hybrid model is worth considering for its low CO2 emissions and its ability to drive on pure battery power for around 21 miles, based on our testing. It’s pretty quick when you put your foot down, too, with 0-60mph taking just 7.0sec, but rival plug-in SUVs are smoother. Its maximum towing capacity is 1800kg.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.3 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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