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Why buy a used Volvo XC40?

If you're in the market for a car that's built to be reliable, excels in safety standards and remains practical, then a used Volvo XC40 is a great choice. As Volvo's most compact SUV model, the XC40 is economical and easy to drive but has a spacious interior and a decent-sized boot at the same time.

Latest used Volvo XC40

Volvo, XC40

- Volvo XC40

 - Volvo XC406

£43,035

  • 2L
  • 0.0

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Estate

Marshall Volvo Cambridge

01223080677 *

Volvo, XC40

2021 - Volvo XC40

2021 - Volvo XC4012

£24,998

  • 1.5L
  • 43.4K

    Miles
  • Hybrid - Petrol/Electric
  • Automatic
  • Estate

Arnold Clark Nottingham Motorstore / Vanstore

01158281336 *

Volvo, XC40

2021 - Volvo XC40

2021 - Volvo XC4031

Low Mileage

£24,500

  • 1.5L
  • 21.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Estate

Pentagon Vauxhall (Loughborough)

03301629622 *

3.4/5 Stars

Volvo, XC40

2021 - Volvo XC40

2021 - Volvo XC4037

Low Mileage

£29,700

Finance available £589 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 18.3K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Semi Auto
  • Estate

Waylands Volvo Reading

01182170249 *

Volvo, XC40

2021 - Volvo XC40

2021 - Volvo XC4028

£30,697

Finance available £650 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 41.1K

    Miles
  • Hybrid - Petrol/Electric
  • Automatic
  • Estate

CarSupermarket.com Hessle

01482272156 *

4.5/5 Stars

Volvo, XC40

2020 - Volvo XC40

2020 - Volvo XC4047

£24,288

Finance available £489 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 37.2K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Estate

Carsa Bradford

01274051151 *

4.5/5 Stars

Volvo, XC40

2019 - Volvo XC40

2019 - Volvo XC4010

£16,995

Finance available £357 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 100.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Semi Auto
  • Estate

Lakeland Cars (NI) Ltd

02866480007 *

Volvo, XC40

2020 - Volvo XC40

2020 - Volvo XC4043

£24,630

Finance available £485 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 43.5K

    Miles
  • Hybrid - Petrol/Electric
  • Automatic
  • Estate

Minster Car Co

01482904756 *

0/5 Stars

Volvo XC40 snapshot review

Pros

  • Excellent safety kit
  • Stylish design
  • Superb build quality

Cons

  • Touchscreen can be fiddly
  • Thirsty petrol engines
  • Not the most spacious car in its class

Volvo XC40 by type

Automatic
Diesel
Petrol
4 Door

Used Volvo XC40 information

Engines and transmissions

The Volvo XC40 has been available with petrol and diesel engines, as well as hybrid powertrains. There is a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes, along with front-, rear- or all-wheel drive.

Petrol
  • 2.0-litre turbo-four mild hybrid (B3) generates 160bhp, hitting 60mph in 8.3 seconds.
  • B4 increases output to 194bhp, reducing the 0-60mph time to 7.4 seconds with a seven-speed dual-clutch.
  • Older and more affordable T2 produces 127bhp with a 1.5-litre engine and the only manual gearbox.
  • T5 four-wheel drive creates 243bhp with a top rating of 34mpg.
Diesel
  • Diesel engines are available with a 2.0-litre engine that created 147bhp (D3) or 187bhp (D4).

Practicality

The Volvo XC40 isn't a full-size SUV, but it still provides plenty of space for everyday motoring, with a cabin that is well-configured for adult comfort.

Interior space
  • Front seats are supportive and comfortable.
  • Headroom is ample, even with the panoramic sunroof.
  • Rear seats hold two adults, with ISOFIX mounts for child seats.
Boot space
  • 452-litre boot is bigger than the Audi Q3.
  • 1,328 litres of space available with the back seats folded down.
  • More storage found under the boot floor.
  • Power tailgate can be configured with hands-free opening and closing.

Safety

  • Five-star rating from Euro NCAP.
  • Adult occupant rating is 97%, while the child occupant rating sits at 87%.
  • City Safety is an autonomous emergency braking system detecting animals, pedestrians and cyclists.

Technology

  • 9.0-inch touchscreen display configured in portrait style.
  • Compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone pairing.
  • 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is a big upgrade from older configurations.

Volvo XC40 generations

Volvo launched the XC40 in 2017 with a similar look to the larger XC60. As a highly customisable car, used examples can be found with bold colours and a wide range of add-ons. Currently in its first generation, Volvo continues to refresh the petrol powertrains of the XC40. The XC40 Recharge, which is the plug-in hybrid variant of the compact SUV, has been rebranded as the EX40 to reflect its similarities to the XC40 and highlight its electrified status.

First Generation (2018 to Present)

First Generation (2018 to Present)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Full Electric / Not Supplied / Petrol
Engine Size:
2
MPG:
39 - 58
Acceleration:
4.8 - 10.9 seconds
Boot space:
443 - 586 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    170kW Recharge Pro 69kWh 5dr Auto

  • Cheapest

    1.5 T2 Momentum Core 5dr

  • Fastest

    300kW Recharge Twin Plus 82kWh 5dr AWD Auto

Used Volvo XC40 information

Used Volvo XC40 FAQ's

Which is the most popular engine in the Volvo XC40?

Petrol engines are the most popular among XC40 drivers, and they are cheaper to buy on the used market. Diesel engines had a lot of benefits, including efficiency, making them highly desirable as used cars. However, many buyers are now choosing to switch to the XC40 Recharge with the plug-in hybrid configuration.

What are the most popular trim levels?

Newer XC40 models come in three trims: Core, Plus and Ultra. The Plus is a top choice, offering a good balance between the value of the base model and the luxury of the Ultra. Both options offer 3x3 alloy wheels, cloth trims and extra lumbar support. The Plus also offers cruise control as a standard feature, whereas the Ultra doesn't.

What optional extras should I look out for?

A panoramic roof is available with some XC40 models, allowing for a brighter cabin and unique appearance. There's also a premium Harman Kardon sound system that comes highly recommended as is the enhanced Pilot Assist safety system.

Is the Volvo XC40 a good family car?

Despite its smaller size compared to other Volvo SUVs, the Volvo XC40 is a decent family vehicle. This compact SUV has ample seating room, even for taller adults and its boot size is larger than that of the Audi Q3.

Is there a hybrid version of the Volvo XC40?

The newest lineup of XC40 models features mild hybrid technology for added efficiency. If you want a plug-in hybrid, consider the XC40 Recharge model instead, which was introduced in 2019, although this has been rebranded as the EX40.

Is the Volvo XC40 available as an automatic?

Depending on the engine, the Volvo XC40 has either an automatic or manual gearbox. The automatic transmission is far more popular among used XC40 SUVs, but it isn't difficult to find a manual either.

Is there a four-wheel drive version available?

The majority of XC40 models come standard with all-wheel drive. This added capability increases traction on slippery surfaces and inspires more driving confidence. You can also find rear- and front-wheel drive variants, but these are less popular.

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