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Used 2022 Volvo XC40 Consumer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Better than expected

AndyJ, 04/30/2021
2021 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
46 of 47 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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4 out of 5 stars

Not Perfect, But Close Enough

YVR59, 12/01/2021
2022 Volvo XC40 T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
42 of 44 people found this review helpful

Mine's a Momentum T5 AWD. Not sure about the earlier review that XC40 is comparable to Mazda or BMW X1. If you want performance, you’ve got to get the T5 (248 hp). With premium gas, I can do 0-60 in 5 sec. Interior wise, very Scandinavian. Clean lines, solid, utilitarian design. Heating gets a little noisy and transmission could be a little hesitant. Safety features saved me from close calls with pedestrians and cyclists on busy city streets. Not perfect, but close enough.

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5 out of 5 stars

My Sporty XC40

Ms. Chez, 07/24/2021
2021 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
17 of 17 people found this review helpful

Loving my 2021 T5 R Design XC40. I owned the XC60 for 12 years, and loved it, and fell in love with this new little gem. Please note that the cargo area is a bit smaller than the XC60, but my husband can still fit his golf clubs and 2 large pieces of luggage in the car with ease so according to him all is right with the world. I have read complaints about the interactive system in the car, so I immediately read the short portion of how to use it and the general commands to ease the learning curve and I have loved it. I also read that others felt like it's not as luxurious as it could be, but I chose the R Design because I wanted a sportier look both in and out. I did look at the XC40 Momentum and Inscription and found them to be up to the standard of Volvo luxury if that is what you are looking for but want a smaller SUV. So far I have been completely happy with my new toy, and hope it gives me another 12 years of joy like my XC60 did. I am confident it will.

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2 out of 5 stars

Too many problems for this level vehicle

Dan R, 02/13/2023
2021 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
14 of 14 people found this review helpful

PROBLEMS I HAVE/HAD IN 18 MONTHS: I had a rumbling kind of noise from the sunroof during rain. Service at my local dealership said they never heard of such a noise. I looked it up online, and there are numerous people complaining about this same noise. Service said because there is no history of the problem, there was not anything they could do about it. I told them I had read online about a fix. The service manager basically shamed me about believing what I read online. I persisted so they finally got it in to check it out. They ended up doing EXACTLY what I had read online to fix it. No noise since. The car has a pull to the right for no reason. I have not hit or ran over anything to cause it, and tire pressure is good in all 4. The dealership can not get me in for almost a month to even diagnose. I had a vibration while braking. I had to wait 3 weeks for an appointment. When I finally got it in, they told me the rotors were warped, but they did not have them in stock. They said they would call me. 3 weeks later, no call. I called the parts department anonymously and asked if they had the rotors in stock. Of course they did. I called service back and they said, “We were just going to call you”. Ummm, ok. I have a driving light out in the front. AGAIN, they can’t get me in for a month, and they said they could not tell me whether or not it is covered under warranty until they have it in. I paid $3k for 100k bumper to bumper warranty. This is BS! The tailgate is supposed to open when I swipe my foot under it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Service told me that’s just how the Volvos are. There’s nothing they can do to make it more consistent. For $50k I didn’t expect these little problems, and I certainly expected Volvo service to care more about the problems I am having!!! DISLIKES I DID NOT EXPECT FROM A $50 K LUXORY VEHICLE: Having the temperature/AC/heat settings available ONLY through the touchscreen is super inconvenient, if not a safety hazard. The slowest setting of the Heat/AC fan makes noise. Seriously, even on the lowest setting it is loud. The push button controls available for window defrost on/off are set to max and work fast, but once activated I can't make minor adjustments to their levels unless I use the touchscreen. These adjustments take too much attention from my driving. When using the raise/lower speed buttons on the steering wheel to change cruise control speed, it changes in increments of 5 mph, not 1. So if I am set at 60 and want to raise to 63, I have to turn it off, get my speed to 63, then turn it back on. The wiper washer system is horrible. The washer fluid goes onto the blade itself instead of spraying on the window. It never spreads evenly.

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1 out of 5 stars

Volvo xc40 is total class

Miguel , 11/04/2021
updated 02/26/2024
2022 Volvo XC40 T5 Momentum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
22 of 23 people found this review helpful

I love my new xc40 for its superb design, turbo engine, and especially sophisticated interior. This is my second Volvo and they just keep getting better and better now that Ford sold its stake in the company and they can freely create some of the best cars on the planet. Attention to detail and incredible reliability make these models top selling for Volvo. UPDATE: I have had three Volvos and loved them all for many reasons including a beautiful design, good peppy engine…. But it was always safety at the top of my list since we have young children. That all went down the tube when my latest new xc40 had multiple incidents where the anti collision feature activated and we went into emergency braking. Any one of these could have caused à serious accident. Luckily I could regain control of the car but in all incidents there was nothing in the road and no danger. It was so bad my kids refused to get into the car. After multiple visits to the Volvo dealer it became clear they didn’t know how to prevent it from happening a 9th or 10th time. In contacting Volvo customer service I thought maybe they could help with a trade assist or do something helpful. They made it so much worse - and never let you speak with “non human facing technicians “. Their name for them not mine. It made me go from being a huge brand supporter to really despising the manufacturer. It’s so sad but I just had to sell the car and purchase a competing luxury brand. And of all reasons - because the vehicle wasn’t safe and volvo wouldn’t share any information or help find a solution.

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