Volvo XC40 2.0 B4P R DESIGN 5dr AWD Auto [7 speed] Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £37,870What Car? Target Price£35,679
Fuel type:
petrol
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.

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.

This 2.0-litre petrol engine packs 194bhp, so acceleration is surprisingly nippy with 0-62mph taking just 8.4sec for the front-wheel drive model. That's the best option, because it is cheaper and more fuel-efficient than the four-wheel drive version. The B4 is a good engine and well worth considering if you need a bit more oomph than the T3 provides.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

578

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

158

g/km