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Used Volvo XC40

Coming with a spacious cabin and comfortable ride, the XC40 is a family SUV that will leave very few with complaints

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Used Volvo XC40 for sale

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Introduced in 2017, the Volvo XC40 is a family SUV that's well rated when it comes to build quality and comfort. As one of the smaller SUVs that Volvo have to offer, the XC40 sits beneath the XC60 and XC90 models within the range.

Many families' decision to buy an SUV over a smaller family hatchback has led competition to be fierce, meaning plenty of brands are improving their offering. The XC40 makes for a great used buy thanks to a range of features, including:

  • Excellent safety rating
  • Spacious interior
  • Hybrid and electric powertrain availability
  • Roomy boot
  • Well-equipped as standard

Engines and Driving Experience

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There's a wide range of powertrains to choose from when browsing the XC40 listings, including mild hybrids (MHEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV) as well as traditional petrol and diesel engines. To make things easier, we've listed the most common below:

  • 1.5-litre T3 Petrol: 161bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.6 seconds and up to 40mpg WLTP
  • 2.0-litre D3 Diesel: 148bhp, 0 to 62mph in 9.9 seconds and up to 51mpg WLTP
  • 2.0-litre B4 MHEV: 194bhp, 0 to 62mph in 8.5 seconds and up to 38mpg WLTP
  • 2.0-litre T4 PHEV: 208bhp, 0 to 62mph in 8.5 seconds and up to 141mpg and 27-mile EV range WLTP with the batteries fully charged

There's a number of other engine variants available such as a more powerful T5 PHEV and a punchier B5 petrol MHEV. An emissions-free all-electric (BEV) powertrain can also be found (called the P8), offering up to 260 miles of range.

The XC40 is better suited to driving in a relaxed manner than a spirited one; rivals find it hard to match when it comes to comfort but would pull away and handle better when pushed.

Practicality and Running Costs

Volvo XC40 Boot

The XC40 has been designed with families in mind, offering plenty of head and legroom throughout, even when you choose a model with a panoramic roof. This is also handy when trying to fit child seats to the ISOFIX anchor points in the rear, giving you plenty of room to ensure the little ones are safely secured.

Boot space isn't class-leading (you'll want something like a Skoda Kodiaq for that), but it is respectable, offering 460 litres in its standard setup (452 litres in PHEV and EV variants). Fold the rear seats down, and you'll have access to 1,336 litres of stress-free load space thanks to a flat boot floor and an insignificant boot lip.

Getting insured won't break the bank, with most models residing between groups 18 and 32 (out of 50). Be careful if you opt for the EV variant however, as this will affect your premiums; residing in groups 41 and 42. Affordable servicing can be taken out at any Evans Halshaw dealership.

Interior, Technology, and Safety

Volvo XC40 Interior

Featuring various bits of premium materials and equipment, the interior of the XC40 is a rather nice place to be. Using a minimalist design, the XC40's dashboard is clean and does without physical buttons and knobs, using a large touchscreen system instead.

You won't be disappointed when it comes to standard kit, as even entry-level models come with features such as automatic LED headlights, wireless smartphone integration and Sensus navigation. Opting for a higher specification can unlock gadgets such as heated front seats, Google services (including sat nav and google assistant) and a premium Harman Kardon sound system.

When it underwent Euro NCAP's rigorous crash tests, the XC40 scored well for both adult (97 percent) and child (87 percent) occupant protection, receiving the full five-star safety rating. Available safety kit includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection
  • Run off road mitigation and protection
  • WHIPS whiplash protection system
  • Road sign information display

Is the Volvo XC40 right for me?

If you're looking for a car that offers good levels of comfort and practicality then the XC40 is towards the top of the pile. Each model comes well-equipped as standard, meaning you don't have to spend the big bucks to receive advanced technology.

With the XC40, Volvo are threatening go-to premium alternatives such as the Audi Q3 and BMW X1. If you're working with a smaller budget but still want comfort and advanced technology, the SEAT Ateca or Kia Sportage are great places to start, as both are good value for money.

Why purchase a used Volvo XC40 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.