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Volvo XC40 Review, For Sale, Interior, Colours & Models in 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.

The base model starts from $54,990, rising to $85,990 for the most expensive version. Since its Australian debut in 2018, the XC40 has been regarded as one of the better small luxury SUVs available, offering solidiity, sophistication, exceptional safety and strong performance from its petrol engine line-up, placing it ahead of most premium competitors. In 2020, a plug-in hybrid electric grade known as Recharge PHEV was announced, joined not long after that by the Pure Electric EV (electric vehicle) version.

Volvo XC40 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Volvo XC40 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $54,990 and going to $85,990 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
2024 SUV 2.0L, —, 8 SP AUTO $54,990 $85,990
2023 SUV 2.0L, —, 8 SP AUTO $50,270 $93,500
2022 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $45,210 $86,130
2021 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $43,450 $81,840
2020 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $41,360 $67,210
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Volvo XC40 Interior

The interior of the Volvo XC40 is design-led with innovations like a portrait screen, carpet-clad door linings, and recycled materials used in some variants. Wheel trim is always leather-appointed, while seat trim is also synthetic-leather appointed on higher variants.

Volvo XC40 Interior
Shown above are interior details for the Volvo XC40 2022.

Volvo XC40 Colours

There is a choice of eight colours in the XC40 range, including, white, two greys, black, blue, red, silver, and green.

All colours aside from the base white carry an extra $1150 cost excluding the top-spec Recharge electric, which lists all colours as a no-cost option.

  • Bright Silver
  • Black Stone
  • Bursting Blue
  • Crystal White
  • Osmium Grey Metallic
  • Fusion Red
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Volvo XC40 2022.

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
2024 SUV 1652x1863x4440 mm 205 mm
2023 SUV 1657x1910x4440 mm 211 mm
2022 SUV 1652x1910x4425 mm 211 mm
2021 SUV 1652x1910x4425 mm 211 mm
2020 SUV 1652x1910x4425 mm 211 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volvo XC40 Dimensions

Volvo XC40 Boot Space

The XC40 has a boot space measuring between 418 and 460-litres (VDA) depending on variant chosen, with the top-spec electric losing boot space and the space-saver spare to underfloor batteries.

Volvo XC40 Boot space Volvo XC40 Boot space
Shown above are boot space details for the Volvo XC40 2022.

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

Standard equipment of the XC40 includes a 9.0-inch portrait-oriented multimedia touchscreen using an android-based Google-service-backed operating system, wheels which measure between 18- and 20-inches, dual-zone climate control, leather or cloth-clad interior, a digital dash cluster, and higher variants can also be equipped with a panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable seats, and heated seats front and rear.

Volvo XC40 Accessories
Shown above are the accessory details for the Volvo XC40 2022.

Volvo XC40 Fuel Consumption

The Volvo XC40 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Electric, —, PULP and Hyb/PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.1L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2024 SUV 7.1L/100km 2.0L 8 SP AUTO
2023 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 6.9L/100km 2.0L 8 SP AUTO
2023 SUV 6.9L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 2.2L/100km 1.5L Hyb/PULP 7 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV Electric 1 SP AUTO
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 7.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volvo XC40 Pricing and Specs for 2024

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
2024 SUV 1500kg 2100kg
2023 SUV 1500kg 2100kg
2022 SUV 1500kg 2100kg
2021 SUV 1500kg 2100kg
2020 SUV 1800kg 2100kg
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Volvo XC40 Seats

The Volvo XC40 has five seats regardless of variant with power adjust for the driver as standard. Cloth trim appears on the entry-level cars, while further adjustability, heating, and synthetic leather trim appears on higher variants.

Volvo XC40 Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Volvo XC40 2022.

Volvo XC40 Speed

The Volvo XC40 will sprint from 0-100km/h in between 8.5 seconds and 4.9 seconds depending on variant, with the purely electric Recharge variant being the fastest.

Volvo XC40 Speed
Shown above are speed details for the Volvo XC40 2022.

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 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
2023 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
2022 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
2021 SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
2020 SUV 235x55 R18 18x8 inches 235x55 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volvo XC40 Wheel Sizes