Used 2009 Volvo S40 2.4i Sedan Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2009 Volvo S40 - Consumer Reviews

2009 Volvo S40 Sedan

Average Consumer Rating

6 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific S40 model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
If you buy an S40 get the Turbo!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By engrgrad
on

Vehicle

2009 Volvo S40 Sedan 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5A)


Review

This is my first Volvo after owning a V6 Honda Accord. I find the non-turbo very underpowered and an overall disappointment. Passing vehicles almost always requires the use of the auto-stick. Seats become uncomfortable after long drives and climate control is very difficult to regulate. I would recommend that you thoroughly investigate performance prior to purchasing


Favorite Features

styling, options available in base model, warranty


Suggested Improvements

improve climate control, relocate inaccessible lumbar adjustment wheel, rethink engine/transmission combination


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Good Solid Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Chuck
on

Vehicle

2009 Volvo S40 Sedan 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5A)


Review

This is our third Volvo. The other two were station wagons (over 15 years ago). Purchased this for my 17 year old daughter as her first car. I am impressed because it is sporty enough for her and it is still a solid little Volvo. I just wish I could drive it sometime.


Favorite Features

design, leather seats (very comfortable), nice sound system, blue tooth etc.


Suggested Improvements

I like the car the way it is.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Good Sturdy Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By MITCHELL
on

Vehicle

2009 Volvo S40 Sedan 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5A)


Review

This the first Volvo I bought, I've wanted one since I was 19 yrs old,mainly because of the safety features and durability. I get about 27/29 MPG which was about the same as my Honda Accord, which was only a 4 cyl engine. The seats are very comfortable,and the standard equip is great. I wanted a sports car, but after driving the S40 it proved to have the tight suspension that I wanted,but the comfort I needed and it had back seat in case we needed it. My husband was a Ford man and after he drove my car home, he wanted one, so 5 days later we went back and bought another one. We are very pleased so far.


Favorite Features

seats, blue tooth,ipod connection,sporty design


Suggested Improvements

A larger trunk


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Good Volvo Starter Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Lee
on

Vehicle

2009 Volvo S40 Sedan 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5A)


Review

I bought this car after recommendations from friends. I previously owned a Passat. My Passat got 37 MPG (Diesel). My Volvo gets 24+/- (Gasoline). The S40 is very comfortable to sit in and I have a bad back. I'm not too thrilled about some of the plastic trim in the interior but overall I like the European attention to detail. There's not a lot of room in the back seat for adult kids but for little ones, it's ok. I like all of the gadgets that come with the purchase price and there's not a lot of options to add on. My Passat lasted 13 years and I fully expect the Volvo to do the same. The dealership is very responsive and attentive. A good car for the money.


Favorite Features

Seats, Blue tooth, Ipod connection, passing ability, fuel economy (for a gasoline engine), European look and styling, sun roof.


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of the plastic trim in the interior and instead go with more durable materials.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Good Car - Thought Not for the New Price
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By EL
on

Vehicle

2009 Volvo S40 Sedan 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5A)


Review

My main beefs with the car is that the base engine is fairly weak for how heavy the car is. Throw that thing in a Honda Civic & it performs quite well. But you buy a Volvo for the solid build & safety ratings & it could afford a slightly more powerful base engine [~ 190hp?]... it shouldn't affect the fuel efficiency that much. The T5 isn't that much worse on the MPG's. Otherwise, I agree with most of the reviews & the main reason I bought this car is because I bought a loaner vehicle from a dealership for a third off the MSRP. And that's a 2009 with 10k miles. Volvos depreciate so much & that makes it worth it. That pretty much sold me. And my wife wanted it. Maybe that was the reason.


Favorite Features

1. Exterior - it's a good looking car. 2. Seats - yes they're comfy. 3. Solid - still feels like a Volvo. 4. Simple Styling 5. Depreciation [if you're a buyer!]


Suggested Improvements

1. Fuel Efficiency 2. Slightly Larger Engine


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411