Volvo XC40 2.0 B5P 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 £41,360What Car? Target Price£39,079
Review

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.

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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.

The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine packs 247bhp and can hit 62mph from a standstill in just 6.4sec. It's expensive and quite thirsty, partially because it’s automatic and four-wheel drive only, so hard to recommend. What’s more, its 2100kg maximum towing capacity is equalled by the less powerful B4.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

578

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

176

g/km

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