UPDATED: November 2, 2021
WHY IS THIS INFORMATION IMPORTANT?
This page will tell you everything that you need to know about this SUV. Buying a vehicle is a huge accomplishment and a large financial outlay. We want you to have as much information as possible, so that you can make the best decision for you.
The Volvo XC40 is a compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by Volvo Cars. It was unveiled on 21 September 2017. Orders started in September of 2017, and manufacturing began in November 2017. It was introduced with conventional petrol and diesel engines, with a plug-in hybrid model being introduced in 2019, and a battery electric vehicle model was released in 2020 as the XC40 Recharge.
The XC40 was given the European Car of the Year Award at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. and the car was named Car of the Year Japan for 2018/2019. The XC40 was awarded Car of the Year by the magazine What Car? in January 2018, also Carsales Car of the Year in 2018, and Irish Car of the Year in 2019. The company plans to increase their production across 2018 to 2019, to meet global demand.
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- Official Page — Volvo XC40 Recharge
- Price: Starts at $59,950 CAD
- Comparable to: Audi E-tron, Tesla X
- Maintenance costs: No data at this time.
REVIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS
We have put together as many reviews and impressions as we could find. Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed. If you are serious about this vehicle then these videos are worth watching. If you have review or first impressions that helped you and that aren’t listed here, please contact us!
There is not enough data available to rank this vehicle
SCORES BY PUBLICATION:
Kelley Blue Book: 4.5 / 5
USNews: no rating
Edmunds: 7.9 / 10
J.D. Power: no rating
Car and Driver: 8 / 10
Motortrend: no rating
CNet: 8.5 / 10
What the critics have to say…
The 2022 Volvo XC40 is a small premium SUV powered entirely by electricity. As Volvo’s first all-electric crossover SUV, the XC40 combines the Swedish brand’s reputation for safety with eco-friendly driving credentials.Kelley Blue Book
As fashionable as it is practical, the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge is another desirable all-electric offering in a growing market segment.— Car and Driver
HOW DOES IT DRIVE?
But in our experience, the XC40 Recharge is the better and more enjoyable SUV to drive. The battery’s weight and positioning give it more stable and smooth handling. Then there’s its acceleration—sports car drivers will be surprised when this cute crossover beats them off the line.Motortrend
IS IT RELIABLE AND HIGH QUALITY?
Is the Volvo XC40 Reliable?
The 2021 Volvo XC40 has a predicted reliability score of 76 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.
Volvo XC40 Warranty
Volvo covers the XC40 with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.
HOW COMFORTABLE IS IT?
The cabin of the XC40 Recharge offers everything we love about the standard XC40, including thoughtful cubby storage, a comfortable driving position, and spacious first and second row seating.Car and Driver
WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIKE?
Volvo’s typical user interface remains, and most controls are accessed through the touchscreen. But the Recharge inherits Google’s new in-car operating system, which includes convenient apps such as Google Maps and Spotify built right into the car. The menus aren’t quite as intuitive to navigate as in the related Polestar 2, but the functionality is just as good.Edmunds
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?
This Volvo looks high-tech and modern thanks to a vertically oriented, tablet-style touch-screen infotainment system. Appearance is the best part of the interface, though it has frustrating controls and a confusing menu layout. Most functions, including climate settings, are adjusted through the touch screen, so physical buttons and knobs on the center stack are sparse. Additionally, the system can occasionally be slow to respond to inputs.USNews
WHAT IS THE CARGO SPACE LIKE?
In the transition to an EV powertrain, the XC40 has lost none of its cargo space, so we expect the Recharge model to hold the same number of carry-on suitcases as the gasoline-powered version. In our testing, the XC40 held 23 carry-on suitcases with its rear seats folded. In addition, the lack of a four-cylinder engine under the hood frees up space for a front-trunk (frunk), which is the ideal space to store the XC40 Recharge’s charging cables.Car and Driver
IS THIS VEHICLE A GOOD VALUE?
While the XC40 Recharge has some attractive qualities, we don’t think it’s one of the better values even if you consider the available $7,500 federal tax credit. It isn’t any less expensive than its larger and more spacious competition — the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y — and offers a lot less range than either. Also, while the XC40 Recharge feels like a solidly built car, the cabin materials aren’t particularly luxurious.Edmunds
IS THE VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE A GOOD SUV?
Yes, the XC40 is a good luxury subcompact SUV. It offers a pleasant ride with fairly spirited handling, and both of its turbocharged engine options deliver solid acceleration. The cabin has quality materials and a sharp design, and passenger space is good for such a small vehicle. The cargo hold is smaller than many rivals’ offerings, but it’s still very serviceable. The biggest issue with the XC40’s cabin is its somewhat convoluted infotainment system.USNews
SHOULD I BUY VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE?
You should buy the XC40 if you’re in the market for a small luxury crossover that provides a lot of bang for the buck. This Volvo has a low base price for the class and comes with an abundance of standard safety and technology features. However, some rivals have easier-to-use infotainment systems.USnews
THE FINAL WORD
The Volvo XC40 Recharge is a wonderful value. It checks most boxes from performance to cabin quality. If you want high tech, snappy infotainment though you might want to look elsewhere.