What should I look for in a used Volvo XC40 estate?
It may not be a large SUV, and visibility is never an issue, but check the extremities for any scuffs and dents picked up in tight supermarket car parks and urban rat runs. Also check the alloy wheels for any kerb damage, and the rear tailgate operation, if electric.
It’s early days yet for the XC40, so too early to tell if it’s going to be a reliable car, or if there’ll be any one area that lets it down. Certainly the previous generation of the larger XC60 finished in a very low position in the large SUV class our most recent reliability survey, with owners highlighting a number of electrical issues.
Volvos used to have a good reputation for quality and reliability, but just recently its cars have been faring worse than average in our reliability surveys, with Volvo as a brand finishing in 25th place out of 32 manufacturers in our most recent one.