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Volvo XC40 2021

The 2021 Volvo XC40 range of configurations is currently priced from $47,490. Our most recent review of the 2021 Volvo XC40 resulted in a score of 7.6 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Contributing journalist Peter Anderson had this to say at the time: The Volvo XC40 Recharge packages up the kinds of things I reckon Volvo buyers want - style, safety and advanced technology. The XC40's thrifty fuel use coupled with a useful if not astonishing EV range means you can run this car almost literally on the smell of an oily rag if you're a suburban or urban dweller.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Peter Anderson liked most about this particular version of the Volvo XC40: Super stylish, Well equipped, Fun to drive

The Volvo XC40 SUV competes with similar models like the Toyota RAV4, Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe in the Under $50k category category.

The 2021 Volvo XC40 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2100 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Volvo XC40 2021 Price and Specs

The Volvo XC40 2021 is currently available from $47,490 for the XC40 T4 Momentum (fwd) up to $76,990 for the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric (awd).

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Volvo XC40 Model Body Type Specs Price
Recharge Phev (fwd) SUV 1.5L Hyb/PULP 7 SP AUTO $64,990
Recharge Pure Electric (awd) SUV — Electric 1 SP AUTO $76,990
T4 Inscription (awd) SUV 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO $52,990
T4 Momentum (fwd) SUV 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO $47,490
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Volvo XC40 2021 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 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Volvo XC40 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1910mm x 1658mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volvo XC40 2021 Dimensions  include 1658mm height, 1910mm width, 4425mm length.
Volvo XC40 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
T4 Momentum (fwd) SUV 1652x1910x4425 mm 211 mm
T4 Inscription (awd) SUV 1652x1910x4425 mm 211 mm
T5 R-Design (awd) SUV 1652x1910x4425 mm 211 mm
Recharge Phev (fwd) SUV 1658x1910x4425 mm 211 mm
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Volvo XC40 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Volvo XC40 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volvo XC40 is available with the following fuel types: Hyb/PULP, Electric and PULP.

Volvo XC40 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Recharge Phev (fwd) SUV 1.5L,Hyb/PULP,7 SP AUTO 2.2L/100km
Recharge Pure Electric (awd) SUV Electric,1 SP AUTO
T4 Inscription (awd) SUV 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 8L/100km
T4 Momentum (fwd) SUV 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 7.9L/100km
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Volvo XC40 2021 Towing capacity

The Volvo XC40’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg to 2100kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volvo XC40 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
T4 Momentum (fwd) SUV 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 1800kg
T4 Inscription (awd) SUV 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 2100kg
T5 R-Design (awd) SUV 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 2100kg
Recharge Phev (fwd) SUV 1.5L,Hyb/PULP,7 SP AUTO 1800kg
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Volvo XC40 2021 Seats

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

Volvo XC40 2021 Seats

Volvo XC40 2021 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 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Volvo XC40 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Volvo XC40 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
T4 Momentum (fwd) SUV 235x55 R18 235x55 R18
T4 Inscription (awd) SUV 235x50 R19 235x50 R19
T5 R-Design (awd) SUV 245x45 R20 245x45 R20
Recharge Phev (fwd) SUV 245x45 R20 245x45 R20
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