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Used Volvo V40

Super safe, well-equipped as standard and efficient powertrains are just a few reasons why you should consider the V40

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Used Volvo V40 for sale

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The Volvo V40 is a premium hatchback that offers excellent safety ratings, bundles of technology and a sleek exterior design. Production ended in 2019, but there's still a range of excellent used examples available that are highly reliable and great used car buys.

Sitting beneath larger Volvo models such as the XC40 SUV and V60 estate, the V40 comes with its own set of features that make it an attractive proposition, including:

  • Well-equipped as standard
  • Efficient powertrains
  • Stylish hatchback and adventurous 'Cross Country' bodystyles
  • Diesel and petrol availability
  • High quality interior

Engines and Driving Experience

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The V40 is a good all-rounder and offers decent levels of comfort and performance. It doesn't excel at either like some rivals, but a nice balance is present. What it does possess though is highly economical engines that reduce the frequency of trips to the fuel station. The most common powertrains include: 


  • 1.5-litre T2: 120bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.2 seconds and circa 50mpg combined
  • 1.5-litre T3: 152bhp, 0 to 62mph in 7.8 seconds and circa 50mpg combined
  • 2.0-litre T2: 120bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.8 seconds and circa 48mpg combined
  • 2.0-litre T3: 152bhp, 0 to 62mph in 8.4 seconds and circa 47mpg combined


  • 2.0-litre D2: 118bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.9 seconds and circa 61mpg combined
  • 2.0-litre D3: 148bhp, 0 to 62mph in 8.1 seconds and circa 59mpg combined
  • 2.0-litre D4: 187bhp, 0 to 62mph in 6.8 seconds and circa 67mpg combined

Practicality and Running Costs

Volvo V40 Boot

Like other cars of this size, head and legroom in the front of the V40 is plentiful but getting three adults in the back may be somewhat of a struggle but children will be more than comfortable. You'll get five doors as standard, making things easier when fitting a child seat to the ISOFIX anchor points mounted in the rear outer seats.

335 litres of boot space is competitive for its class, increasing to around 1,000 litres when folding down the rear seats. The most adventurous individuals may want to opt for the more practical Cross Country variant which offers SUV styling tweaks and a raised ride height to increase overall ruggedness.

Insurance is fairly reasonable, ranging between groups 17 and 35 (out of 50) dependent upon specification. Low cost servicing and maintenance can also be carried out at your local Evans Halshaw dealership.

Interior, Technology, and Safety

Volvo V40 Interior

Overall build quality inside is what you'd expect from a Volvo, with premium yet robust materials enhancing feel. The dashboard design is distinctive with numerous physical buttons and knobs present allowing you to adjust settings on the 5-inch infotainment system by feel; opting for a higher specification gives a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Entry-level examples come well-equipped as standard with features such as LED headlights, satellite navigation and cruise control whilst higher specifications offer the likes of leather seats and a panoramic roof. It does feel slightly dated compared to rivals though, so if you're after the latest technology you may want to look elsewhere.

You can be confident in the case of a collision though thanks to a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating courtesy of available equipment such as:

  • City Safe automatic braking
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Park assist
  • Lane keeping aid
  • BLIS and cross traffic alert

Is a Volvo V40 right for me?

With bundles of equipment as standard, a well-built interior and a range of efficient engines, the Volvo V40 is ideal for those looking for alternatives to mainstream premium hatchbacks.

Rivals such as the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class do have more kerb appeal and a more contemporary interior though. Nonetheless, the V40 is still a strong contender within this segment of the market.

Why purchase a used Volvo V40 through Evans Halshaw?

Find your ideal used car with Evans Halshaw

At Evans Halshaw, we have a variety of used cars for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it's inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted.

All our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer Home Delivery to UK mainland addresses, giving you flexibility when searching for your next car.

We're also able to offer you a tailored Service Plan for your selected car, which allows you to spread the cost of maintenance over an agreed period of time, whilst saving you money in the process.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.