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2011 Volvo S40 Sedan

Price Range: $27,750 - $31,150 | 21 MPG City - 30 MPG Highway

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2011 Volvo S40 Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2011 Volvo S40 Sedan

Volvo includes lots of standard comfort and technology features even on these entry-level models. Fuel economy for both the V50 and S40 is surprisingly good: 21 mph in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

What's new for 2011?

There are few changes to either the S40 or V50 for 2011. It retains the distinctive floating center console, all the safety systems Volvo is famous for and the T5 turbocharged engine.

Model Strengths

  • Renowned Volvo safety and comfort
  • V50 has lots of interior cargo space
  • powerful turbocharged engine

Model Review

The S40 and V50 have two available engines. The 2.4L 5-cylinder makes 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. The T5 engine is a 2.5L turbocharged 5-cylinder producing 227 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The S40 T5 can be had with all-wheel or front-wheel drive. The V50 T5 is only available with all-wheel drive. The S40 2.4i comes with a 5-speed manual transmission, but it can be upgraded to the 'Geartronic' automatic transmission that's standard in the S40 T5 and V50 2.4i. Both T5 all-wheel drive cars come with a 6-speed manual transmission.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance
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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Passenger On/Off Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Opt
Variable Inter. Wipers Opt
Rain Sensing Wipers Opt

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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2011 Volvo S40 Sedan

4dr Sdn R-Design w/Moonroof

Engine

Engine Type 2.5L Turbocharged Gas I5
Horsepower 227 @ 5000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 236 @ 1500 - 5000 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 15.9 gal
Fuel Economy 21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 477 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 17 x 7 in.
Tires P205/50R17

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.1 in. / 41.6 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.2 in. / 34.4 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 12.6 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 103.9 in.
Curb Weight 3363 lb.
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2011 Volvo S40 Sedan

4dr Sdn R-Design w/Moonroof

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Sunroof Standard
Leather Seats Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Seat Position Memory Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Parking assist Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Optional

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard