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The XC40 competes in the entry-level luxury SUV class. The T5 trim we tested comes standard with AWD and a 248-hp turbocharged four-cylinder that packs a decent punch.
Front-wheel-drive T4 versions use a 187-hp, 2.0-liter turbo engine. Like other Volvos, the ride is stiff, and the engine has a coarse growl. Worse, the controls, such as the electronic gear selector and infotainment system, are unintuitive and frustrating to operate. Handling is mundane but secure. The cabin is nicely furnished, and the front seats are very comfortable. Automatic emergency braking is standard, but blind spot warning is optional. Volvo's Pilot Assist driver assistance system, which combines adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance, is available. A plug-in hybrid and an all-electric model are coming soon.
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2019
2019 Redesign Year
The Volvo XC40 joins the growing niche of small luxury SUVs. The T5 trim we tested comes standard with AWD and a 248-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine that packs a decent punch.
Front-wheel-drive T4 versions have a 187-hp turbo engine. Like other Volvos, the ride is stiff, and the engine has a coarse growl. Worse, the controls, such as the electronic gear selector and infotainment system, are unintuitive and frustrating to operate. Handling is mundane but secure. The cabin is nicely furnished and the front seats are very comfortable. Automatic emergency braking is standard. Other available features include rear cross-traffic alert with braking assist, 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. Volvo's Pilot Assist system offers a suite of advanced driver assistance features.
$32,350 - $38,050
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