Exceptional safety credentials
Clever use of interior space
Generous standard feature content
Touchscreen has a bit of a learning curve
All-wheel drive not available with the base engine
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
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
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.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
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.