Volvo XC40 2.0 B4P R DESIGN Pro 5dr AWD Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £38,375What Car? Target Price£35,988
Review

It might be some time since we voted the multitalented 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. Just be aware that the plug-in hybrid Recharge versions aren't as good to drive as regular petrol models.

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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 2.0-litre petrol engine packs almost 200bhp, so acceleration is surprisingly nippy. However, it's also quite pricey to buy and you'll be spending a lot at the pumps. The cheaper T3 makes a lot more sense. This engine only comes with an automatic gearbox, but does give you the option of four-wheel drive. Both versions will tow 2100kgs.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

586

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

176

g/km

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