2020 Volvo XC40

Original MSRP Range
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
22--23 MPG City / 30--33 MPG Hwy
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2020 Volvo XC40

What We Like

  • Exceptional safety credentials

  • Clever use of interior space

  • Generous standard feature content

  • Distinctive style

What We Don't

  • Touchscreen has a bit of a learning curve

  • All-wheel drive not available with the base engine


Expert Rating

4.7/ 5

Consumer Rating

5.0/ 5


What's New in the 2020 Volvo XC40?

The XC40 no longer offers leather seats as standard equipment and power-folding back seats are no longer available. See the 2020 Volvo XC40 models for sale near you

Which XC40 is the Best?

Unless you really need the all-weather traction of AWD, we would stick with the T4 engine. And unless you really want leather seats, you also really don't need anything more than the well-equipped Momentum, which is even available with most of the same features as the upper trim levels. Those mostly just change the design and upgrade some interior surfaces. Find a Volvo XC40 for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Volvo XC40 Cost?

Both the XC40 T4 and T5 are available in Momentum, R-Design and Inscription trim levels.

Standard equipment on the Momentum (T4 $34,345, T5 $36,345) includes 18-in wheels, a power lift gate, automatic wipers, roof rails, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, driver inattention warning, LED headlights, automatic high beams, automatic climate control, a power driver seat with lumbar adjustment and memory settings, a 60/40 split-folding back seat, textile upholstery, a rearview camera, Volvo OnCall emergency communications, a 12.3-in all-digital instrument display, the Sensus 9-in vertically oriented touchscreen interface, in-car Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, three USB ports and an 8-speaker sound system with HD and satellite radios.

The R-Design (T4 $39,950, T5 $41,950) adds 19-in wheels, a lowered sport-tuned suspension, special styling including a black-painted roof and unique color choices, R-Design leather/nubuck upholstery, and a sport steering wheel. It also includes features available on the Momentum as options, including a hands-free power lift gate, proximity entry and keyless ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power front passenger seat, front seat cushion extenders, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a navigation system.

The Inscription (T4 $40,450, T5 $42,450) reverts to the Momentum's chassis tuning and steering wheel and adds its own, slightly more premium design touches like real wood trim, leather upholstery, and a crystal gear shift knob. It also includes all the R-Design's extra creature comforts plus a surround-view parking camera.

There are several packages available on all trim levels. The Premium package includes adaptive cruise control with steering assist (dubbed Pilot Assist), power child locks, and wireless smartphone charging. The Heated Front Seats & Heated Steering Wheel package adds exactly what you think it does. The Vision package adds front and rear parking sensors, an automated parking system, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist, as well as power-folding auto-dimming mirrors. The Advanced package adds a surround-view parking camera, active headlights, LED fog lights and heated headlight washers.

Stand-alone options on every XC40 trim level include a panoramic sunroof and an adaptive suspension. The R-Design and Inscription can be equipped with a 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

XC40 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
XC40 T4 FWD Inscription$40,450 / $38,0234 Cylinder Turbo18723 / 338-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
XC40 T4 FWD Momentum$33,700 / $31,6784 Cylinder Turbo18723 / 338-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
XC40 T4 FWD R-Design$39,950 / $37,5534 Cylinder Turbo18723 / 338-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
XC40 T5 AWD Inscription$42,450 / $39,9034 Cylinder Turbo24822 / 308-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XC40 T5 AWD Momentum$35,700 / $33,5584 Cylinder Turbo24822 / 308-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
XC40 T5 AWD R-Design$41,950 / $39,4334 Cylinder Turbo24822 / 308-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2020 Volvo XC40 a Safe Car?

Every 2020 Volvo XC40 comes standard with an impressive array of safety features that go beyond the usual allotment of six airbags (front, front-side, side-curtain). The forward-collision warning and automatic braking system can uniquely detect pedestrians, cyclists and large animals day or night. Also standard are lane-keeping assist, a driver-inattention warning system, a rear collision-mitigation system (secures the brakes if it detects an incoming rear-end collision) and Volvo OnCall emergency communications. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist systems are available, as are power child door locks.

The 2020 XC40 has yet to be crash-tested by a third party, but the almost identical 2019 model received the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which is the highest award that the organization gives out.


Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Advanced Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Convenience Pkg


2020 Volvo XC40 vs the competition

2019 BMW X1 -- The XC40's closest competitor in terms of size and price. You'll likely find the BMW the sharper car to drive, but the Volvo is a better value.

2019 BMW X2 -- Curious about the X1, but would prefer something a little more distinctive and perhaps stylish? Well, that's pretty much the mechanically related X2 in a nutshell. Read Volvo XC40 vs BMW X2: Which is Better?

2019 Mini Countryman -- If you're prioritizing style, the Countryman certainly delivers plenty of that, in terms of both its distinctive styling and abundant customization choices. It too is mechanically based on the BMW X1.

2020 Cadillac XT4 -- And now for something not related to the X1. The small Cadillac XT4 has one of the roomiest back seats in this segment and is competitively priced, sharply styled, and has a strong turbocharged base engine.

Used Volvo XC90 -- The fantastic current-generation XC90 is now available as a used car, and given that Volvo has an excellent certified pre-owned program, it could be a good choice. It's quite obviously much larger than the XC40, but feature content should be similar.

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