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Volvo XC40 Australia

The Volvo XC40 is the Swedish brand’s smallest SUV to date – though it offers the smarts of a larger model packaged into its city-friendly compact dimensions.

From its debut in 2018 in Australia the XC40 was regarded as one of the smartest small luxury SUVs ever made, offering sophistication, intelligence, exceptional safety equipment and stronger performance from its petrol engine line-up than many of its competitors

The Volvo XC40 range has been adjusted over the years, but the current XC40 T4 Momentum (fwd) opens the range at $46,990, while the XC40 Recharge Phev (fwd) sets the high-water mark, at $64,990.

Volvo XC40 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Volvo XC40 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $37,300 and going to $66,880 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $37,300 $66,880
2021 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $46,990 $64,990
2020 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $37,300 $66,880
2019 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $34,600 $56,100
2018 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $31,200 $54,340
See All Volvo XC40 Pricing and Specs

Volvo XC40 Interior

The XC40 Recharge's interior is a very nice place to be, with nice materials, plenty of gadgets and lots of storage along with three USB ports and one wireless charging pad.

Volvo XC40 Colours

  • Black Stone
  • Crystal White
  • Onyx Black
  • Maple Brown
  • Denim Blue
  • Pebble Grey
  • Thunder Grey
  • Glacier Silver
  • Bursting Blue
  • Fusion Red
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Volvo XC40 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Volvo XC40 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 SUV 1652x1910x4425 mm 211 mm
2020 SUV 1652x1910x4425 mm 211 mm
2019 SUV 1652x1910x4425 mm 211 mm
2018 SUV 1652x1910x4425 mm 211 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volvo XC40 Dimensions

Volvo XC40 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volvo XC40 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What electric car should I buy?

    We can understand your feelings about the centrally-mounted screen in the Tesla, though you do get used to it surprisingly quickly.

    As for the other models you’ve mentioned, we’ve had to get the crystal ball out to attempt to answer you!

    The Polestar 2 will be on sale by the end of 2020, if all goes to plan. The company will be pushing hard to make that happen. 

    The VW ID3 is likely not going to be here until 2021, likely the mid or latter part of that year. It certainly has a lot of potential, and with pricing set to start below $50,000, it could well be The People’s (Electric) Car. 

    There are other options coming, though it depends on your diary and your budget.

    You could consider the Tesla Model S, which may have been around for a while, but that also means it has a more traceable reliability history. It has a digital instrument cluster in the regular spot as well.

    Have you looked at the Jaguar i-Pace? It has a claimed range of 470 kilometres, though it is on the pricey side of the equation, starting from about $125,000.

    Indeed, a high price tag is a common theme among those EVs with big battery capacity and expansive driving range, because you’re basically covering the cost of the batteries with your money.

    For instance, there’s the Audi e-tron quattro, which is due here in early 2020. That model will have a range of “more than 400 kilometres”, and - we suspect - a price tag above $120,000. 

    The Mercedes EQC is about to go on sale, too. Range for that mid-size SUV is pegged at about 450 kilometres, but again, you can expect a high price tag.

    If 2021 isn’t too long to wait, there’s the Volvo XC40 Recharge coming then. Based on our previous experience with Volvo XC40s, it’ll be a great small SUV, with predicted range of 400km - though we think that’s understating it, because it has a 78kWh battery pack, and it has AWD too.

    At the more affordable end - though admittedly still not quite meeting your expectations for range - there’s the very impressive Hyundai Kona Electric, which has a WLTP range of 449km, and a price tag of around $65k. It isn’t all-wheel drive though.

    And MG is about to launch a real upstart in the segment, with the ZS EV hitting showrooms soon for $46,990 drive-away, albeit with a range of 262km. It’s also FWD only. 

    The Mini Cooper SE will also arrive in mid-2020, with pricing set to be less than $60k. But again, a range of 270km will likely rule it out for your needs, and its 2WD as well.

    Another new small EV due next year is the Mazda MX-30. Pricing is still to be confirmed, and range isn’t great at about 300km. It’s FWD too. 

    In short, at this point in time - and out towards the end of 2020 - it looks like you’ll either need to spend a big amount of money on a premium EV to get the best range possible, or you’ll have to get used to the Model 3’s screen. You could always get an aftermarket head-up display fitted…

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Volvo XC40 Accessories

The XC40 Recharge comes loaded with a 14-speaker stereo featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, built-in sat nav, climate control, electric front seats and a sunroof.

Volvo XC40 Fuel Consumption

The Volvo XC40 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/PULP, PULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 2.2L/100km for SUV /Hyb/PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 SUV 2.2L/100km 1.5L Hyb/PULP 7 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 2.2L/100km 1.5L Hyb/PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volvo XC40 Pricing and Specs for 2021

Volvo XC40 Towing Capacity

The Volvo XC40 has maximum towing capacity of 2100kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 1800kg 2100kg
2020 SUV 1800kg 2100kg
2019 SUV 1800kg 2100kg
2018 SUV 1800kg 2100kg
See All Towing Capacity for Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 Seats

The XC40 is a five-seat compact SUV that isn't very compact, with mid-size SUV interior space and comfort.

Volvo XC40 Seats

Volvo XC40 Speed

The XC40 Recharge combines an electric motor and a petrol engine with a seven-speed twin-clutch transmission to send you to 100km/h in 7.3 seconds.

Volvo XC40 Wheel Size

The Volvo XC40 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x55 R18 for SUV in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
2020 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
2019 SUV 235x55 R18 18x8 inches 235x55 R18 18x8 inches
2018 SUV 235x55 R18 18x8 inches 235x55 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volvo XC40 Wheel Sizes