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 £40,960What Car? Target Price£38,505
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.

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?

586

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

174

g/km

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