Volvo XC40 1.5 T5 Recharge PHEV R DESIGN Pro 5dr Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £43,745What Car? Target Price£41,705
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

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.

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.

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 7.1sec when we timed it.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

134.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

578

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

48

g/km