2020 Volvo XC40

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2020 Volvo XC40
2020 Volvo XC40

Key specs

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The good:

  • T5 model’s performance
  • Quiet interior
  • Firm but smooth ride
  • Precise handling
  • Storage space

The bad:

  • Engine noise
  • Low, short backseat cushion
  • Backseat doesn’t recline
  • Rear visibility
  • Multimedia system’s lack of physical controls

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat subcompact luxury SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of two turbo four-cylinder engines
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Digital instrument panel standard

2020 Volvo XC40 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Volvo XC40?

The XC40 is Volvo’s smallest SUV and one of the Swedish automaker’s most impressive efforts. Stylish and nimble, the XC40 is offered with front- or all-wheel drive and a choice of two turbocharged engines: a 187-horsepower, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 248-hp, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

What’s New on the 2020 Volvo XC40?

Fabric upholstery is now standard instead of leather, and the base Momentum trim level gains power child locks, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror and heated windshield wipers.  

What Features in the 2020 Volvo XC40 Are Most Important?

Standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist. Standard convenience features include a 9-inch touchscreen multimedia system, a power liftgate, and power front seats with a driver’s-side memory feature. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Volvo XC40?

The XC40 is an impressive entry in the subcompact luxury SUV class. The T5’s engine is strong, and the SUV handles well. The interior is quiet and offers good storage space. However, rear visibility is limited and the rear-seat cushion is low and not that long. We also wish the multimedia system had more physical controls. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Beautiful and reliable

I just purchased this car, very beautiful and it performs well. Confortable, quiet, reliable, seats up to 5 comfortably. I am very happy with it.


Most Reliable and Safe car I’ve ever owned

This car meets all my needs. It’s sporty plenty of room inside with all the bells and whistles. It has a great back up camera the screen size is awesome.


xc 90 to xc 60 to xc40

I have owned the 90,60 and now the 40. It is a great car to drive. Getting over 30mph on highway and about 23 in the city. Car has all the safety features you need. I have 2 older sons and they have plenty of leg and headroom in the back. The gear shift does taken getting used to. As does the center screen. Read the manual and you should not have any problems. Front seats are very comfortable. Cargo space in the back is adequate-- got 4 suitcases in there with no problem. Car handles great on the highway. Engine is quiet and very peppy . My 2 problems with the car-- #1-only a 14 gallon gas tank( should be 16 gallons or more) # 2-- no dome light in the rear passenger area( makes it tough to see packages at night ). I have owned a Volvo since 2007 and love their cars.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volvo
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
5 years/unlimited miles , upgradeable up to 10 years
Dealer certification required
170- plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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