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Volvo XC40 DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic

Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
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Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic
Volvo XC40 2.0 D3 Momentum Pro 5dr AWD Geartronic

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG55.40
  • 0-62mph10.4 secs
  • Top Speed124 mph
  • C02136 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque236 lbs/f
  • P11D31%

Review

Volvo's XC40 is much more than just a smaller version of the brand's larger SUVs. It gets its own all-new 'CMA' platform and a very distinct design to set itself apart. The result is a slightly unusual alternative to premium-branded compact SUVs like Audi's Q3 and the BMW X1.

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Volvo has never made a small SUV but it needed one. Hence some new beginnings with this XC40. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

Volvo took its time in developing a contender for the industry's fastest-growing market segment, that for compact family hatchback-based SUVs. Unless you count the gussied-up V40 Cross Country model - which we don't - the Swedish brand has never had a car in this class. The XC40 put that right. Under the skin lies a freshly developed 'Compact Modular Architecture' platform that Volvo has created with its Chinese owner Geely. It's a chassis that will in future be used by a whole range of new compact Volvo models, but it's hard to believe that many of them will be much more significant than this one. Established premium brand compact SUV contenders like BMW's X1, Mercedes' GLA and Audi's Q2 and Q3 crossovers are all within this XC40's sights. So it'll have to be good.

Driving Experience

The XC40's 'CMA' platform has been based around provision for a whole range of future cutting-edge Volvo powerplants, including three cylinder engines plus a Plug-in hybrid and a fully-electric version. If you want to fuel from the green pump, the range starts with the three cylnder 1.5-litre 163hp T3 variant, which is only offered with front wheel drive and a choice of either manual or auto transmission. This petrol engine also features in 180hp form mated to an 82hp electric motor in the T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. Further up the petrol range, there's Volvo's 2.0-litre unit which has to be mated to auto transmission. It's available in 190hp form in the T4 derivative (offered with front or four-wheel drive). Or you can have the same engine in 247hp guise in the top T5 variant (which has to have AWD). As for the 2.0-litre diesels, well things kick off with the 150hp D3, which comes with front or four wheel drive and manual or auto transmission. Or there's the 190hp D4, which comes in auto 4WD form only. Available driving systems include the brand's 'Pilot Assist' autonomous set-up which can steer and brake for you on the highway.

Design and Build

It's an interesting combination this. A Swedish-branded product, financed by a Chinese conglomerate, styled by a British designer and built in a Dutch factory. We'll start with the penman, a young Englishman Ian Kettle who says that the look of this car was inspired by robots he'd seen in sci-fi movies. In styling this contender, his brief was to give the XC40 its own identity, rather than simply making it a down-sized XC60. So while this car shares its bigger stablemate's 'Thor's Hammer' LED headlights and clamshell bonnet, it also gets unique touches like an inverted front grille and coupe-like rear styling. To some extent of course, the XC40 had to be different because it rides on quite different underpinnings, a 'CMA' ('Common Modular Architecture') platform that'll be seen on a whole range of future small models from Volvo and its Chinese parent Geely. What it means here is that for the first time, Volvo has a range of three SUVs; other brands have that too of course but in this case, the three products are each quite distinct in character. The Swedish brand hopes that'll be significant.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £30,000 and range up to just over £42,000. There are three main levels of trim - 'Momentum', 'R-Design' and 'Inscription', with plusher 'Pro' variants of each. Every version of the XC40 is very well equipped. As standard, even entry-level 'Momentum' variants come with LED headlights with optional active high beam, two-zone climate control with a 'CleanZone' air-filtration system, rear parking sensors, a 12.3-inch TFT instrument binnacle display and 18" alloy wheels. If you upgrade to sporty 'R-Design' trim, you additionally get gloss black styling details including a contrasting colour black roof, plus diamond-cut or matt black alloy wheels, part-leather seats and aluminium dash inlays. Top-spec 'Inscription' variants meanwhile, enjoy fill-leather upholstery, an electric tailgate, wood detailing and a crystal glass gearlever. As ever with Volvo, a key focus is safety. An autonomous braking system is standard-fit and this system can specifically detect people and animals. There's also an 'Oncoming Lane Mitigation' set-up that not only stops you from pulling out into the path of an oncoming vehicle but can also steer you away from such an impact. Pilot Assist, Volvo's innovative semi-autonomous drive feature, is an optional extra on every XC40, as is 'Run-off Road Protection and Mitigation'. And Cross Traffic Alert with brake support', which warn you of oncoming vehicles when you're reversing out of a space.

Cost of Ownership

The 150hp D3 variant most will choose offers WLTP-rated combined fuel consumption of up to 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and NEDC-rated CO2 emissions from around 127g/km - that's in front-driven manual form. If you go for the pokier 190hp D4 AWD auto variant, you'll be looking at up to 44.1mpg and 131g/km. The petrol-powered 163hp T3 offers combined fuel economy of up to 41.5mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions from 142g/km. Go for the top 190hp AWD T5 auto derivative and you can expect the figures to be 34.0mpg and 164g/km. The T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid manages the faintly unbelievable official WLTP reading of 141.1mpg and an NEDC-rated 38g/km of CO2. Maintenance should be relatively affordable for a car of this kind, with three or five year pre-paid servicing packages are available to help you budget ahead. If you pay extra for the useful 'On Call with App' remote connectivity system, this Volvo can be programmed to autonomously realise when a service is due, then automatically book it for you at a dealership of your choice. Finally, we'll tell you that the warranty is the usual three year, 60,000 mile package.

Summary

Volvo clearly felt that to break into the premium brand compact SUV segment, it had to offer something distinctively different to its German rivals, so that's exactly what we've got. Not everyone will like the looks but there's no doubt that they will help the brand to target buyers who would never previously have considered a Volvo. Will these people pass up a premium German-branded alternative to own this car though? Well, the class-leading safety standards may be tempting for some. And the personalisation options a deciding factor for others. Overall, if you're looking for a quality option that's a bit more unique in this segment, Volvo thinks it has a car that'll interest you very much.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control
Power operated tailgate
Rear Park assist
12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display
9" centre console portrait touch screen
Adjustable steering wheel force
Bluetooth hands free telephone kit
Drive mode selector
Lane keep assist with driver alert control
Oncoming Lane Mitigation
Sensus navigation with European mapping and traffic information
Speed limiter
Speed sensitive steering
Voice control system
Volvo on call
Entertainment
Sensus connect with high perfromance sound, USB, 8 Speakers/250W
DAB Digital radio
Steering wheel mounted remote controls
Exterior Features
Body colour door mirrors
Solid paint
Active bending headlights
Adaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lights
Auto dimming interior mirror
Automatic headlamp levelling
Colour coordinated auto folding and heated power door mirrors
Dark grey front grille with chrome surround
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front and rear electric windows
Front tread plates
Headlamp cleaning system
Heated front windscreen
Heated washer nozzles
High Gloss silver front and rear skid plate
Home safe and approach lighting
LED front fog lights with static cornering light function
LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lights
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear wiper
Roof antenna
Roof spoiler
Silver roof rails
Visible VIN plate
Interior Features
Front and rear headrests
Textile/vinyl leather upholstery
12V socket in front tunnel console and cargo compartment
2 zone electronic climate control with Clean zone air quality system + pollen filter + cooled glovebox
3 spoke leather steering wheel with chrome trim
60/40 split folding rear seat
A-pillar parking ticket holder
Centre console cupholders and storage
Driver seat height/tilt/lumbar adjust
Driver's side lower dashboard credit card storage compartment
Extended front seat cushions
Floor mats
Front footwell illumination
Front reading light and theatre lighting
Front tunnel net pocket and integrated waste bin
Glovebox bag hook
Heated front seats
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated luggage compartment
Illuminated vanity mirrors + ticket holder
Isofix attachments on rear seats
Leather gearknob
Load protection net
Lockable/illuminated glovebox
Passenger seat adjustable for lumbar support
Power driver seat with memory + exterior mirrors memory
Rear armrest / integral cup holders / storage tray
Underfloor stowage compartment
Safety
Child proof door locks
City safety
Drivers knee airbag
DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Fasten seatbelt reminder
First aid kit
Hill descent control
Hill start assist
Inflatable curtain
Passenger airbag cut-off device
Road sign information display
Run off Road Mitigation
Run off Road Protection
Seatbelt reminder and pretensioners
SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
SIPS airbags
Slippery road and hazard light alert
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Vehicle deceleration control with Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake Assist
Warning triangle
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front
Security
Keyless Start
Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensor
Fuel flap with deadlocking system
Key integrated remote control central locking
Locking wheel nuts
Private locking for tailgate
Technical
Dynamic chassis
Trim
Urban grid aluminium inlay
Wheels
18" 5 spoke alloy wheels
Tyre sealant kit + 12v compressor
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 141
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1969
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 52.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 58.9
EC Urban (mpg) 44.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 6.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 42.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 44.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 43.5
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 50.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 52.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 34
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 35.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 43.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 45.6
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 150
Coin Description D3 AWD
Coin Series Momentum Pro
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 23E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 97
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 71
NCAP Safety Assist % 76
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.4
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 3750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 236
Engine Torque - MKG 32.6
Engine Torque - NM 320
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 124
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 235/55 R18
Tyre Size Rear 235/55 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 SPOKE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1658
Length 4425
Wheelbase 2702
Width 1910
Width (including mirrors) 2034
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 54
Gross Vehicle Weight 2240
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1336
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 586
Max. Loading Weight 568
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1672
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.4

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
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24 months 10,000 miles p/a £548.99 p/m £25.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £586.99 p/m £51.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £613.99 p/m £83.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £443.99 p/m £35.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £505.99 p/m £59.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £550.99 p/m £96.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £408.99 p/m £45.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £462.99 p/m £66.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £497.99 p/m £106.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
360 degree surround view parking camera £700.00
Front park assist £325.00
Rear park assist camera £375.00
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto + 2 USB £300.00
Wireless/Inductive Mobile Phone Charging £175.00
Entertainment
Sensus Connect with Premium Sound by Harman Kardon, Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound, Dirac Unsion,13 speakers/600W and subwoofer £550.00
Exterior Features
Dark tinted glass for rear windows + rear screen + side luggage area window £350.00
Ice white roof £375.00
Metallic paint £575.00
Power glass tilt and slide panoramic sunroof with sun curtain £1,000.00
Retractable towbar £1,075.00
Interior Features
Leather faced upholstery £900.00
Power passenger seat £300.00
Packs
Convenience Pack - XC40 £650.00
ICE White Pack - XC40 £700.00
Intellisafe Pro Pack - XC40 £1,500.00
Intellisafe surround pack - XC40 £600.00
Winter plus pack - XC40 £300.00
Xenium Pack - XC40 £1,600.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Fusion red £575.00
Metallic - Glacier Silver £575.00
Metallic - Onyx black £575.00
Metallic - Thunder grey £575.00
Solid - Black Stone FOC
Solid - Ice white FOC
Safety
Power child locks on rear doors £85.00
Technical
Active four-C chassis + four corner adaptive damper £750.00
Trim
City map inlay FOC
Leather - Amber £900.00
Leather - Blond £900.00
Leather - Charcoal £900.00
Leather - Oxide red £900.00
Textile/vinyl leather - Charcoal FOC
Textile/vinyl leather - Modern Concrete FOC
Wheels
19" 5 spoke diamond cut /matt black alloy wheels £525.00
20" 5 spoke diamond cut/black alloy wheels £1,375.00
21" 5 triple spoke diamond cut/ matt black alloy wheels £2,025.00
Tempa spare wheel and jack £150.00
* option prices shown are estimated