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2020 Volvo XC40

2020 Volvo XC40

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$31,323 — $48,862 NEW and USED
5 Seats
25-27 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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The Good

  • T5 model’s performance
  • Quiet interior
  • Firm but smooth ride
  • Precise handling
  • Storage space

The Bad

  • Engine noise
  • Low, short backseat cushion
  • Backseat doesn’t recline
  • Rear visibility
  • Multimedia system’s lack of physical controls
2020 Volvo XC40 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Volvo XC40
  • Five-seat subcompact luxury SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of two turbo four-cylinder engines
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Digital instrument panel standard

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2020 Volvo XC40 Review

from the expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 Volvo XC40?

The XC40 is Volvo’s smallest SUV and one of the Swedish automaker’s most impressive efforts. Stylish and nimble, the XC40 is offered with front- or all-wheel drive and a choice of two turbocharged engines: a 187-horsepower, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 248-hp, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

What’s New on the 2020 Volvo XC40?

Fabric upholstery is now standard instead of leather, and the base Momentum trim level gains power child locks, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror and heated windshield wipers.  

What Features in the 2020 Volvo XC40 Are Most Important?

Standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist. Standard convenience features include a 9-inch touchscreen multimedia system, a power liftgate, and power front seats with a driver’s-side memory feature. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Volvo XC40?

The XC40 is an impressive entry in the subcompact luxury SUV class. The T5’s engine is strong, and the SUV handles well. The interior is quiet and offers good storage space. However, rear visibility is limited and the rear-seat cushion is low and not that long. We also wish the multimedia system had more physical controls. 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

43 reviews — Read All reviews
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Very happy!

by Steve’s volvo from Kennett Square on December 24, 2020

This car is all I hoped for and a high quality small SUV. Only had it for a month so we’ll see . Very happy with this car and love driving it. Read full review


I love this car.....

by Volvo Enthusiast from Ocean Shores, WA on November 1, 2020

Exactly what I wanted. Comfortable, reliable, great styling.....I only wish I could have driven more in this first year. I do intend to take more trips, once Covid19 is under control. Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2020 Volvo XC40 currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2020 Volvo XC40 T4 Momentum

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

5 Star
Overall Front
5 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
5 Star
5 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


New car and certified pre-owned programs by Volvo

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The XC40 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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