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Volvo XC40 2.0 T5 Inscription 5dr AWD Geartronic Review

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Review

The multitalented XC40 is so good we named it our 2018 What Car? Car of the Year. It blends practicality traits, such as good passenger space and a very practical boot, with comfort, a quality interior and a top-notch safety rating. That means you are not only buying a stylish product, but one backed up by substance, too. Overall it's a better family SUV than a BMW X1 or X2, but check out the Range Rover Evoque before you buy, which is a fine car and the XC40’s strongest rival.

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Inscription trim pushes up the price, but not unbearably so. If you fancy some luxury, you might well be tempted. Leather seat trim, metallic paint, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, front parking sensors, a powered tailgate, multicolour theatre ambient lighting, wood trim inlays and a crystal gearlever on automatic versions are all standard.

Engine:

2.0 T5

Much more muscular than the other engines, the T5 is the quickest unit in the XC40 lineup by quite some way. It whisks you up to speed easily, and feels properly lively when you rev it hard. However, the diesel D4 is more relaxing to drive because it has more flexible performance at low revs, so it's more recommendable. Plus, the T5 doesn't have particularly brilliant fuel economy. Only available with an automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.8

Urban: 31.7Motorway: 47.1
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

586

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

164

g/km