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Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric review

Category: Electric SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 rear seats
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 front right tracking
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 rear cornering
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 rear seats
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 infotainment
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 right tracking
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 front tracking
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 headlight detail
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 badge detail
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 interior front seats
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 driver display
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 front boot
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 boot open
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 front right tracking
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 rear cornering
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 interior dashboard
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 rear seats
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 infotainment
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 right tracking
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 front tracking
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 headlight detail
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 badge detail
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 interior front seats
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 driver display
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 front boot
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

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.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric 2021 rear 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.

Boot space

New car deals
Save up to £1,776
Target Price from £26,515
Save up to £1,776
or from £307pm
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Leasing deals
From £399pm