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Volvo XC40

(2018 - present)

The Volvo XC40 is a small SUV/crossover, and the first generation of its kind from Volvo. It has won several awards, including European Car of the Year in 2018.

The XC40 has received mostly good and very good reviews from the UK media. It has received particular praise for its quality, refinement, styling and safety. The main criticisms have related to its fairly average driving dynamics and some underpowered engine options.

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Body style: Compact SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £28,965 on-road

Launched: Winter 2017/18
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

Volvo XC40 1

The Executivecondominium

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Volvo XC40 2

Autocar

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Volvo XC40 3

Carbuyer

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Volvo XC40 4

Honest John

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Volvo XC40 5

The Sun

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Volvo XC40 6

The Sunday Times

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Volvo XC40 7

The Telegraph

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Volvo XC40 8

Top Gear

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Volvo XC40 9

What Car?

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Volvo XC40 10

Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: July 2018

Volvo XC40 12

97%

ADULT OCCUPANT

Volvo XC40 13

87%

CHILD OCCUPANT

Volvo XC40 14

71%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Volvo XC40 15

76%

SAFETY ASSIST

More safety recognition

ECO RATING

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: T5 2.0 4×4 Auto
Date tested: February 2019

Volvo XC40 17

6.8 / 10

CLEAN AIR INDEX

Volvo XC40 18

2.3 / 10

ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDEX

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Volvo XC40 has received

2019

  • Honest John Awards – Car of the Year + Premium Crossover of the Year
  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Small Hatch
  • What Car? Awards – Best Family SUV
  • Fleet News Awards – New Company Car of the Year
  • Company Car Today CCT100 Awards – Premium Crossover of the Year
  • Motor Trader Awards – New Car of the Year

2018

  • European Car of the Year
  • Car of the Year Japan
  • What Car? Awards – Car of the Year + Best Family SUV
  • Auto Express Awards – Small Premium SUV of the Year
  • Autocar Awards – Game Changer
  • BBC Top Gear Magazine Awards – Sensible SUV of the Year
  • DieselCar and EcoCar Top 50 Awards – Car of the Year + Best Medium SUV
  • BusinessCar Awards – New Company Car of the Year + Best Compact SUV
  • Tow Car Awards – Best Family SUV
  • Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year 2019 Competition – Best Towcar, 1,350 – 1,500kg caravan weight category

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