Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric’s dimensions are relatively compact and city-friendly, but there’s still plenty of space inside. There’s lots of head room in the front, even with the space-sapping panoramic glass roof fitted to top-spec Pro models. You won’t be clashing elbows with your front passenger, either, because the interior is reasonably broad.
It’s full of thoughtful details, too. You get a pop-out rubbish bin between the front seats and carpeted door pockets that are each big enough to take a laptop or two large bottles of water, plus there are sliding drawers under the front seats.
Seat folding and flexibility
Split-folding rear seats are standard in the XC40. However, the seatbacks are split 60/40 rather than the more versatile 40/20/40 arrangement that you get in the Q4 E-tron. You can’t fold or slide the rear bench, but that feature is a rarity in the electric SUV class.