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.
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.
Standard active safety systems include FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, BSW, and rear cross traffic warning.
Volvo's optional driver assistance system combines adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance.
For 2021, an all-electric Recharge model is available.