(3.8) 13 reviews
MSRP: $920$4,912
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 27
Engine: 160-hp, 1.9-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
2001 Volvo S40

Our Take on the 2001 Volvo S40

Our Take

The compact-size S40 sedan and a companion V40 wagon arrived last year as Volvo’s new entry-level models for the United States, aimed at a younger audience than its larger, more expensive versions.This year, the S40 gets subtle styling changes, slightly longer dimensions and curtain-type a... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

It was a fly-by birding, a pre-dawn raid. Splat! Trickle. Splats don't trickle in sunlight. That happens at dew point in the dark, and it happened all over the 2001 Volvo S40 sedan. I looked at the mess, trying to figure out why the birds chose this car. Maybe they didn't like its silver paint, or perhaps the car's color enhanced its value as a target. Maybe they didn&a... Read full review for the 2001 Volvo S 40

Consumer Reviews


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Fast, comfortable, reliable, practicle, artsy

by Volvos40owner from Mercer County, NJ on February 14, 2009

I've owned this car for two years now and have had no major repairs done. Keep in mind I bought the car with 88,000 miles already on it, and the service records only went up to 60,000. I would say my ... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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