2018 Volvo XC40 review: All-round excellent

Introduction

The XC40 is Volvo’s first foray into the small SUV segment, but you wouldn’t know it given that it’s gone straight to the top of the ever-growing array of competitors. Electric and plug-in hybrid models are to come, but even without the eco-champions of the range, the Volvo XC40 is the best premium small SUV going.

Body Style: 5 door SUV

Seats: 5

 MRP from £28,750-£40,055

Did you know? The Volvo XC40 is offered with a ‘Care by Volvo’ monthly payment scheme, which includes all the costs of running the car and 14 days’ use of a different Volvo model each year, should you need it. So all you need to budget for is fuel. 

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict 9.0 / 10

The Volvo XC40 is the ideal blend of comfort, luxury, practicality and style. It won’t beat a Range Rover Evoque off road, and the infotainment system is a way off the benchmark set by BMW in that area, but as an overall ownership prospect the XC40 sets the standard in this class.

Design & Exterior ...