2011 S40

Consumer Reviews

2011 Volvo S40

$4,865 - $13,849  MSRP Range
2011 Volvo S40

Review Score

4.4 out of 5 stars

4.4

7 Reviews
86% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.1 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.1 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.1 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.4 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.1 out of 5 stars Performance
4.4 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

S40 T5 - last year for this model sold in the U.S.

by mikelaughs from Dallas, tx on Wed Jan 04 2012

I picked up a 2011 gun metal blue S40 T5 which is the last year they will sell the S40 in North America. This is due to not selling enough units, so they are focusing on the s60, s80, c30, and SUV models here. This car includes 36k free maintenance which covers everything but the tires. I have to say, i love the styling and this car is very comfortable and fun to drive. It's quick off the line, but i'm thinking of giving it a boost with the dealer installed software upgrade which will take the car from 227 to 250HP and doesn't void any warranties. I like driving this car so much my next will probably be a Volvo as well. I had a minor problem with ABS, but they gave me a loaner S60 T5 to drive while they fixed it at no charge to me, so no complaints. The service guys are very professional.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Very Good Auto

by no nickname from Mid-west on Tue Nov 08 2011

...excellent balance between economy and performance. Perfect car for single driver or couple. Sufficient room for even 6'+ driver. Not a family car.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Car

by Great Car from Virginia on Fri Sep 16 2011

This car is great for the value. The T-5 Turbo provides a great deal of power for this car. The safety features are incredible. Great fuel economy.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Another great Swede design

by A car is an appliance from Long Island, NY on Tue Jun 26 2012

My prior car was a SAAB 9-5. It never gave me a problem or left me stranded. After 10-years and over 100k miles, it was time to get something new. The Volvo S40 is very similar to the SAAB 9-3 (just a bit less trunk and rear seat leg room than the 9-5). Volvo has an attractive "all inclusive" warranty for 60 mos / 60k miles (includes brakes, oil changes, etc., only tires are excluded). The ride is nice and tight, the T5 has plenty of power, and mpg is good for the size by real world comparison. Many very good intuitive features, and a handful of helpful personal programming choices (e.g. one-click on remote opens all doors, or just drivers door) Bluetooth for phone interface is easy and works great (another user choice is whether to mute radio on call). The USB interface with an iPod is good, but lacks a few advanced features I would have expected - don't know how this compares to other cars. The key with built-in remote is, by today's standards, pretty big, but not awful - I believe the S60 and above come with keyless ignition - the 2012 S40 may also. All controls and guages are handy and easy to access. The SAAB had the time, date and day of the week on the display, where the Volvo only displays the time (and in two places... why?) Interior comfort and design is very good, but the seats, although fully adjustable, are certainly not awesome - then again, it's not a Mercedes S Class sports car. Bottom Line: I'm very satisfied, and would buy it again. A very affordable, sporty, practical, safe, and mechanically reliable car - what more can you ask.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

S40 Great car with Muscles

by Snep from on Tue Oct 18 2011

It's a very safe and reliable cat with a great performance. . This car never lets you down., I have a geartronic version . This transmission works very quick and reliable.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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1 out of 5 stars

Bad Car

by DD from on Thu Aug 25 2011

What a completly horable car. It is ugly, slow, and not werth $27,000. Why do they keep makeing Volvo's

1 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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1 out of 5 starsReliability
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1 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

No issues, super solid, safe car

by marmi12 from washington, dc on Mon Aug 06 2018

We've had no issues with the car since we bought it. First car I've bought where I didn't have issues and I've owned many! The car is heavy and safe. You feel like you are driving a high quality car. Its not light and flimsy like so many cars today.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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