The regular 2021 Volvo XC40 comes in Momentum, R-Design and Inscription trim levels, with either the T4 or T5 drivetrains.
(T4 $34,695, T5 $36,695) includes 18-in alloy wheels, powered lift gate with programmable height settings, rain-sensing wipers, roof rails,
, automatic emergency braking, active blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance, driver attention monitoring, slippery road/hazard light alerts, self-dimming mirrors, power-folding side mirrors, full LED headlights with automatic high beams and active bending lights, LED fog lights, automatic climate control, power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory settings, 60/40 split/folding back seat, leather upholstery,
emergency communications, 12.3-in digital driver information display, selectable drive modes, rear parking sensors, programmable Care Key, 9-in vertically oriented infotainment touchscreen, Wi-Fi,
/Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth, HD/satellite radio, two USB-A ports up front and a pair of USB-C ports for those in the rear seats, plus an 8-speaker audio system. This trim is eligible for a Premium package that includes navigation, hands-free lift gate operation, remote garage door opener, dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable front passenger seat, removable/folding load floor with grocery bag holders, power-folding rear outboard headrests, front parking sensors, and keyless entry/ignition.
(T4 $39,945, T5 $41,945) has the contents of the Premium package as standard, then adds 19-in alloy wheels, a lowered sport-tuned suspension, special styling including a black-painted roof and trim-specific color choices, R-Design Nappa leather/Nubuck upholstery, and a sport steering wheel.
(T4 $40,445, T5 $42,445) reverts to the Momentum’s chassis tuning and steering wheel, then adds its own, more premium touches like real wood trim, leather upholstery and a crystal gear shift knob. All trim levels may be ordered with an Advanced package, bringing
adaptive cruise control
with lane-centering steering assistance (Pilot Assist), 360-degree camera system, 12-volt outlet in the luggage area, wireless charging, and high-pressure headlight cleaning. Among the other options are heated seats/steering wheel/wipers (T5 versions have heated front seats as standard, so the option in this instance would be heated rear seats), 20-inch alloy wheels (R-Design only), self-parking system (R-Design and Inscription only), and a Harman Kardon audio system (Inscription only). The 2021 XC40 Recharge P8 AWD (approximately $48,000 after credits) was pretty much an unknown quantity at the time of putting this review together, but we will update it when more information comes through.