2019 Volvo XC40 SUV
- Pleasing interior layout with premium materials
- Clever small-item storage and cargo solutions
- Plenty of standard and available safety features
- Rear bench seat isn't comfortable for tall passengers
- Steep learning curve for touchscreen interface
- Cargo area is small for the class
2019 Volvo XC40 SUV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which XC40 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.8 / 10
Volvo has had much success with its five-passenger XC60 and larger three-row XC90 crossover SUVs. In fact, they're the brand's most popular vehicles. So if two is good, three is even better, right? Volvo must think so because the company is rounding out its portfolio with the all-new 2019 XC40. You might agree, too. If those other Volvos seem too big or expensive, this smaller XC40 could be just the thing.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 successfully translates the distinctive look of Volvo's larger SUVs into a smaller package. You'll notice this as soon as you take a seat in the cabin. The steering wheel, touchscreen and center stack design will be immediately familiar to those who have driven an XC60. Numerous cubbies throughout the interior are also suitable for storing small items, and a removable cargo floor partition helps make the most of the smallish cargo area.
There are some shortcomings: In particular, while Volvo has a reputation for exceptional seat ergonomics, the XC40 is a notable exception to the rule. The front headrests are pushed aggressively forward and have only limited vertical adjustment. This means that some drivers will have trouble finding a comfortable seating position.
As expected from a manufacturer whose reputation was built on passenger safety, most of today's advanced driving aids are standard or optional. Every XC40 is equipped with Volvo's City Safety feature, which can warn the driver if it senses an imminent collision with a vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclist or large animal. It'll even apply the brakes if you don't react quickly enough. The optional rear cross-traffic alert system will also hit the brakes if a car is about to collide with you while backing up. Other systems include headlights that turn as you rotate the steering wheel, the semiautomated Pilot Assist function and automated parking.
Not every luxury automaker has been able to package its core strengths in a small, relatively affordable crossover. It's a bit late to the party, but Volvo has done its homework with the 2019 XC40. Even if you get the base model with no add-ons, this subcompact luxury crossover is very competitive against rivals such as the BMW X1, the Jaguar E-Pace and the Lexus NX 300.
2019 Volvo XC40 configurations
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is a compact luxury crossover with seating for five. Three trim levels are available: Momentum, R-Design and Inscription. Every XC40 comes loaded with luxury and safety features, including LED headlights, leather upholstery, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and forward collision warning and mitigation. Upgrading to the R-Design doesn't cost much more and adds exterior styling enhancements and more luxury features. Each is also available with several available features packages and stand-alone options.
The XC40 is sold with two powertrains, both utilizing a turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel-drive T4 produces 187 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. Opting for the all-wheel-drive T5 boosts output to 248 hp and 258 lb-ft.
Selecting either powertrain in the Momentum configuration equips the XC40 with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, automatic high-beam control, roof rails, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, automatic climate control, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable driver seat, driver-seat memory settings, 60/40-split rear seats, leather upholstery and ambient interior lighting.
Also included are three USB ports (two in front, one USB-C in the rear), a configurable gauge cluster display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a 9-inch touchscreen, and an eight-speaker audio system with HD and satellite radio. Standard safety features include Volvo On Call communications, a rearview camera, lane departure warning and mitigation, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
Selecting the R-Design trim adds 19-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, LED foglights and cornering lights, a black roof, black exterior trim, keyless entry, a hands-free tailgate, dual-zone climate control, a cooled glovebox, steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, front-seat extendable thigh cushions, a power passenger seat, leather upholstery with faux suede inserts, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, upgraded ambient lighting, and a navigation system.
The luxe Inscription starts with the Momentum's equipment and adds unique wheels, a panoramic sunroof, chrome roof rails, keyless entry, a hands-free tailgate, wood trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and the R-Design's LED foglights and cornering lights, power passenger seat, dual-zone climate control, cooled glovebox, upgraded ambient lighting and navigation system.
Several packages are available for all trims. The Premium package adds heated wiper blades, adaptive cruise control, power-folding rear seats, a wireless charger, a storage bin under the driver's seat, a removable cargo floor, power-folding rear headrests, and a nifty feature that allows you to remotely control the rear child locks from the driver's seat. Selecting this package on the Momentum also includes the R-Design's features added by the Inscription model.
The Vision package adds power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert with automatic braking, front and rear parking sensors and an automated parking system. The Advanced package builds on top of the Vision pack with a 360-degree parking camera and turn-adaptive headlights and LED foglights. The Momentum-only Multimedia package adds navigation and a 13-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, which is available on the R-Design and Inscription as a stand-alone option.
Other stand-alone features include the panoramic sunroof, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, 20-inch wheels and adaptive suspension dampers.
Noise & vibration7.0
Ease of use6.0
Getting in/getting out7.5
Child safety seat accommodation7.0
Audio & navigation8.0
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2019 Volvo XC40 videos
SPEAKER 1: This is the Volvo XC40 and I've been really looking forward to driving this vehicle, because it looks like this. It's a very dynamic-appearing, interesting car, inside and out. And now we get to take it for a lap or two around our test track. The first thing we do is put it in drive and we're in neutral. So in order to get to drive, I have to tap down on this shifter twice. That's stupid. But let's continue. We've got turbo-charged four-cylinder under the hood, making about 250 horsepower. It's a pretty quiet engine, and that's nice. But it is moving up to speed nicely. We've just hit 60 miles an hour. If you were to really hit the gas pedal hard and muster everything you've got to get the best acceleration possible, like maybe on a freeway on-ramp, this thing will do 60 in about six and a half, a little bit higher than that, seconds. Under seven seconds, let's say. I can tell you that I feel like I'm sitting very upright, and that's giving me a great outward view. This windshield feels very tall. The hood feels short. And I feel like I can see a lot. That's important when it comes to SUVs. That's why a lot of people feel more secure in these things, is because of that tall view. Power train feels very smooth. And in terms of acceleration and shifting, I'm not perceiving a great deal of shifts, except for that downshift right there. But as it upshifts, it's very quiet and seamless would probably be a good way to describe it. Steering wheel is very light, a little bit too light for my tastes. But it is getting this thing around this track with no problems. We get to see how the stability control and all that stuff feels if you were to drive this car down an actual mountain road. I've got to say, it's pretty solid. Steering, the lightness is kind of what's going to hurt the overall experience, but not dramatically so. That's the only real negative that I think is going to stick out here. Also, there's not a lot of seat bolstering, but you can't really expect that with a compact SUV or subcompact SUV. More so, we can enjoy the interior appointments, which look really nice, given that the price of this thing's probably going to be in the $40,000 to $45,000 range. And it is a different design than the established, like Mercedes, BMWs, and Audis of the world. I like that. I like that it's different. It stands out. It's not the established German luxury group. It's something different. I think that's going to be appealing to a lot of other people too, who buy this vehicle. And generally I can say this thing drives just fine. The power is adequate for most of your daily commuting duties. Steering will get you where you're going. Braking power, there's enough. We've been using these brakes pretty hard at the test track today, and there's a little shudder, but that's going to happen because there's a lot of heat in them. But generally, the first impressions of this vehicle are pretty nice. I'm looking forward to exploring the interior; the entertainment system; the gauge cluster, which is all digital and looks very good; how the interior utility works. But at first blush, if you were to take this on a test drive, I feel like you'd be pretty impressed. That's going to wrap up this quick test track test drive of the Volvo XC40. Look forward to a full review at edmunds.com. And if you like what you saw here, be sure to subscribe to this YouTube channel.
2019 Volvo XC40 Test Track
Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel of the new 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design for the first time at the Edmunds test track. What is it? This sharp-looking subcompact luxury SUV packs a lot of charm into a tight package, including a spunky turbo engine, a comfortable ride, and a strong suite of technology features. It's obviously not intended for the high-speed cornering implied by a track, and that's why we treat this testing surface like the curvy road you might have nearby.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite XC40 safety features:
- City Safety with Auto Braking
- Warns the driver and automatically applies the brakes if a forward collision is imminent. Can detect vehicles, pedestrians and animals.
- Lane Keeping Aid
- Alerts the driver if the vehicle begins drifting out of the lane, then applies steering and braking force to guide it back.
- Park Assist Pilot
- Guides the XC40 into an adjacent parking spot with minimal driver assistance.
2019 Volvo XC40 SUV for Sale
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is the newest entry in the growing subcompact luxury crossover class. Although it's slightly more expensive than competing vehicles, it comes standard with many features that are optional on other cars. The XC40 is sold in two trims, with a number of available packages and stand-alone features.
The XC40 is offered in two trim levels: the Momentum and the R-Design. The base Momentum model comes with a robust list of standard features, including LED headlights, a power tailgate, leather upholstery, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a large central touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. You also get advanced safety features, including a rearview camera, lane departure warning and mitigation, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
The R-Design costs just a bit more and adds larger wheels, black exterior styling elements, a sport-tuned suspension, a hands-free tailgate, paddle shifters and a navigation system among other upgrades.
A Premium package gives the XC40 even more of a luxury edge, with adaptive cruise control, power-folding rear seats and a wireless charger. It also includes some of the R-Design's add-ons to the Momentum trim. The Vision and Advanced packages bolster the XC40's safety cred with additional driver aids.
Under the XC40's hood is a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine paired to an eight-speed automatic. In the T5 all-wheel-drive model, it produces 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. These figures are near the top of the class, and the XC40 feels appropriately smooth and powerful in everyday driving. A front-wheel-drive powertrain, dubbed the T4, will be released later in the model year at a lower price and with slightly less power.
Though it starts slightly higher than rivals, the XC40 justifies the cost with tons of standard features. When it's fully loaded, the XC40 costs thousands less than its competitors. If you're seeking value in this relatively affordable luxury segment, the smallest Volvo crossover might be right up your alley. If your car-buying search leads to the 2019 Volvo XC40, be sure to use Edmunds' superlative pricing and inventory tools to find your perfect car.
2019 Volvo XC40 SUV Overview
The 2019 Volvo XC40 SUV is offered in the following styles: T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), T5 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), T5 Inscription 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), T4 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), T4 Inscription 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and T4 R-Design 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).
What do people think of the 2019 Volvo XC40 SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Volvo XC40 SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 XC40 SUV 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 XC40 SUV.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Volvo XC40 SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 XC40 SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including T5 Momentum, T5 R-Design, T5 Inscription, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Volvo XC40 SUV here.
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2019 Volvo XC40 SUV T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2019 Volvo XC40 SUV T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,850. The average price paid for a new 2019 Volvo XC40 SUV T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,003 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 Volvo XC40 SUV T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is5.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Volvo XC40 SUV T4 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2019 Volvo XC40 SUV T4 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,195. The average price paid for a new 2019 Volvo XC40 SUV T4 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $537 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 Volvo XC40 SUV T4 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is1.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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