Volvo XC40 2.0 T4 Momentum 5dr AWD Geartronic Review

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Review

It might be some time since the multitalented XC40 won our 2018 What Car? Car of the Year award, but we reckon it still cuts the mustard. It blends generous passenger space and a very practical boot with a quality interior and a top-notch safety rating. That means you are not only buying a stylish product, but one backed up with some substance. It's a better family SUV than a BMW X1 or X2, but check out the Range Rover Evoque as well, which is the XC40’s strongest rival.

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Trim: Momentum

This very well-equipped entry-spec model comes with cruise control, keyless start, dual-zone climate control and a 9.0in tablet-style touchscreen with sat-nav, a DAB radio and Bluetooth. You also get digital instruments, 18in alloy wheels, LED headlights, driver and passenger electric lumbar adjustment and rear parking sensors. Safety kit includes automatic emergency braking, lane assist and traffic sign recognition. For many, this will be enough.

Engine: 2.0 T4

If you want petrol power and the T5 sounds a bit too hot but the T3 sounds a bit too cold, is the T4 a perfect fit? Well, it's certainly smoother and far punchier than the T3, so is definitely worth considering, but the T5 is quicker and smoother still. Real-world fuel economy isn't very good, though, proving to be barely any more efficient than the thirsty T5. Only available with an automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.


Key information

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

40.9

Urban: 32.1Motorway: 48.7
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

586

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

161

g/km