This Volvo competes with a burgeoning crowd of designer-label small SUVs from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz. But it lacks the polish found in some of its key rivals. The XC40’s upscale interior and comfortable front seats make the grade, but our testers found the controls cumbersome and maddening to use. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine packs a decent punch. We measured a 7.3-second 0-60 mph sprint.
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Volvo XC40 Road Test

This Volvo competes with a burgeoning crowd of designer-label small SUVs from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz. But it lacks the polish found in some of its key rivals.

The XC40’s upscale interior and comfortable front seats make the grade, but our testers found the controls cumbersome and maddening to use.

The turbocharged four-cylinder engine packs a decent punch. We measured a 7.3-second 0-60 mph sprint. It’s too bad that the engine sound is coarse and that the stop/start system, designed to save fuel, restarts with an unpleasant jolt at every launch. The powertrain combination returned a reasonable 24 mpg overall in our tests on premium fuel.

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Go for the Momentum model and opt for blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard. Heated front seats and steering wheel are available on all trims. The Pilot Assist II feature combines steering assistance and adaptive c...
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