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
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RRP £39,460What Car? Target Price£37,099
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, but will reduce your company car tax bill.

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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 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.


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

174

g/km

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