2021 Volvo XC40 Consumer Reviews

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Better than expected

AndyJ, 04/30/2021
T4 Inscription 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

A really good little crossover, pretty good luxury features for the price, very minimal and quite reliable so far. The infotainment is a bit annoying because it doesn't make android auto full-screen and the seats could be a bit more premium. It's definitely nicer to live and drive than the CX-5 or CX-30, especially when it comes to comfort and features. Also the paint and corrosion protection is top notch, which is primarily the reason I bought it over the Mazdas. My old Mazda 3 undercarriage was nearly completely rusted after a couple of years due to the weather. I heard there were some electronic gremlins, but so far had no issues and stop-start works pretty much like my old mazda (though I disable it most of the time because it does degrade the starter and doesn't help economy that much) CTA and BLIS are awesome, and the driving feel is definitely really good though a bit light steering. Also it saved me from some collisions, so top marks so far Currently 15k miles on the odometer. Great car, maybe a bit expensive but it's definitely worth it for the style, safety and comfort

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Defects from day one and budget level of service

J, 12/07/2020
T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
45 of 52 people found this review helpful

Bought a new 2021 xc40 recently. The car has had numerous dangerous malfunctions including auto start/stop not resuming the engine after a brief stop at a traffic light, and the city safe auto braking going off randomly nearly killing me when traveling at 50mph. Bringing it in for service is a struggle since many Volvo dealers don’t have loaner fleets unlike virtually all other luxury brands. To make matters worse, owner support hotline/Volvo on call doesn’t know ANYTHING about the tech systems in your car. They don’t even know what the system is when you tell them by name using their own lingo. Highly disappointed and heartbroken since I had so much respect for Volvo brand before owning. Now I would advise others to stay away and consider other luxury brands. Volvo is masquerading as a luxury brand but their service has not caught up, at the dealer nor corporate level.

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All the right looks, but poor execution.

WhereHaveTheManualsGone?, 02/16/2021
T4 Momentum 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
19 of 24 people found this review helpful

Took this car out for an hour test drive, right after looking at Mazda's offerings. This car looks great, and the interior is very minimalist. The little SUV drove very well, and the driving experience and power was fairly well implemented. Now this car has some drawbacks. First, the one thing no other review mentions, the HVAC system is the loudest thing I've ever witnessed. From the lowest fan setting and up, it sounds like a server rack. The HVAC controls are also all controlled through the screen on the dash, so changing the settings while driving is a pain, if not dangerous. The tire-on-asphalt noise at above 50mph is worse than all other competitors. And the materials they use in the door panel cubby's feels like bargain-bin RV materials, and will easily get stained do to where its located. After reading the other reviews about electronics issues, and the overall experience during our test drive, $40k or more just does not make sense when Mazda's CX-30 Turbo starts at $30k.

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Luxury car?

2021leaseguy, 02/08/2021
T5 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
14 of 18 people found this review helpful

Drives well- nice performance but man you only get about 50% of the “luxury” of competing brands. Nav is crap, voice control never gets it right, click 5 times to turn on AC fan and the strength of the fan varies wildly. At times it will blow you hair back- other times you will click for minutes to get air to show up. Drives great and has some nice features but the little things are adding up. Prob won’t keep it after lease

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Amazing amount of tech for the price

Chad P, 01/02/2021
T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
11 of 14 people found this review helpful

This little car has amazing amount of safety technology for the price. Some things do require an extra package but many other cars in this price range don’t even have similar options. The engine has a wow factor also, it will push you into the seat a bit. The upgraded stereo is also worth doing if you can. Update: still loving it!

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