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Volvo XC40 Momentum 2018 review: snapshot

The entry point to the Volvo XC40 2018 range is Momentum model.

The entry point to the Volvo XC40 2018 range is Momentum model.

There are two drivetrains available. The T5 petrol model has a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 185kW/350Nm. The D4 has a 2.0-litre twin-turbo engine with 140kW/400Nm.

The T5 petrol Momentum opens the range at $47,990 (plus on-road costs), while the D4 diesel Momentum attracts a bit of a premium, listing at $50,990.

Like most Euro manufacturers, the standard spec is better than it once was - but there are still plenty of options available.

The Momentum grade has standard equipment including push-button start, dual-zone climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED 'Thor's Hammer' headlights with automatic high-beam, auto-dimming mirrors (inside and out), a 12.3-inch digital driver information display, 9.0-inch touchscreen media system with sat nav, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, eight speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Qi wireless phone charging.

The Momentum models have part-cloth/part-faux leather seat upholstery, along with an electronically-adjustable driver's seat and four-way lumbar support.

Safety is covered with seven airbags, a reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors, auto emergency braking (AEB) front and rear, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keeping assistance, and a system called “run-off road protection and mitigation” that can detect if you veer off the tarmac unintentionally.

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Range and Specs

D4 R-Design Launch EDT (awd) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $42,500 – 54,340 2018 Volvo XC40 2018 D4 R-Design Launch EDT (awd) Pricing and Specs
D4 Momentum (awd) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $35,900 – 46,420 2018 Volvo XC40 2018 D4 Momentum (awd) Pricing and Specs
D4 Momentum Launch EDT (awd) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $39,800 – 50,930 2018 Volvo XC40 2018 D4 Momentum Launch EDT (awd) Pricing and Specs
T5 Momentum (awd) 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $33,300 – 43,670 2018 Volvo XC40 2018 T5 Momentum (awd) Pricing and Specs
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