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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

  • Volvo XC40 (2018) front view | The Car Expert
  • Volvo XC40 (2018) rear view | The Car Expert
  • Volvo XC40 dashboard (The Car Expert)

MEDIA REVIEWS

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

The Car Expert

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Autocar

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Carbuyer

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: July 2018

97%

ADULT OCCUPANT

87%

CHILD OCCUPANT

71%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

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

6.8 / 10

CLEAN AIR INDEX

2.3 / 10

ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDEX

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Volvo XC40 has received

2019

  • Business Car Awards – Best Compact SUV
  • 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
  • News UK Motor Awards – Small SUV/Crossover of the Year
  • 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
  • Towcar of the Year Awards – Overall winner + Winner, Caravan Weight 1,350 – 1,500kg category

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
  • Women’s World Car of the Year – Supreme Winner
  • Tow Car Awards – Best Family SUV
  • Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year – Winner, Caravan Weight 1,350 – 1,500kg category

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