Volvo XC40 review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Interior

Volvo XC40 2022 rear cornering
  • Volvo XC40 2022
  • Volvo XC40 2022 rear cornering
  • Volvo XC40 2022 interior dashboard
  • Volvo XC40 2022 interior rear seats
  • Volvo XC40 2022 interior infotainment
  • Volvo XC40 2022 left tracking
  • Volvo XC40 2022 front cornering
  • Volvo XC40 2022 rear cornering
  • Volvo XC40 2022 interior front seats
  • Volvo XC40 2022 boot open
  • Volvo XC40 2022
  • Volvo XC40 2022 rear cornering
  • Volvo XC40 2022 interior dashboard
  • Volvo XC40 2022 interior rear seats
  • Volvo XC40 2022 interior infotainment
  • Volvo XC40 2022 left tracking
  • Volvo XC40 2022 front cornering
  • Volvo XC40 2022 rear cornering
  • Volvo XC40 2022 interior front seats
  • Volvo XC40 2022 boot open
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

The front seats in the Volvo XC40 are some of the best you’ll find in any family SUV. There’s a wide range of adjustment, including tilt and height, plus four-way electric lumbar adjustment on all versions. If you go for Plus trim, you'll get a fully electric driver’s seat.

We really like the driving position, too. You sit higher than you do in many rivals, particularly the BMW X1, making the XC40 feel like a proper SUV from behind the wheel, rather than just a jacked-up family hatchback. In this class, only the Range Rover Evoque feels as lofty. 

Top-spec Ultimate versions have a 360-degree camera system, and all XC40s get an auto-dimming rear-view mirror as standard.

Volvo XC40 2022 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

Dominating the middle of the XC40's dashboard is the 9.0in tablet-style touchscreen, which works in much the same way as an iPad. While the idea of a screen that lets you swipe, pinch and scroll sounds good in theory, the reality is that you have to take your eyes off the road for longer than is ideal just to complete simple tasks – such as changing the radio station, for example.

New car deals
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