Volvo XC40

Price $46,500 – $74,750
Fuel consumption < 9.9 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 77%(view ratings)
The little XC40 is available either with a conventional engine, namely a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder (247 horsepower) featuring mild hybrid technology, an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, or with a fully electric powertrain. The latter can be specified with a single motor (248 horsepower) or dual motors (402 horsepower). The interior is clean and comfortable, while a smooth ride adds to the experience. Unfortunately, the XC40’s success is compromised by reliability issues.

Detailed ratings

Global rating
The Car Guide rating 77%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 7/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 7/10
Overall 8/10
Subcompact luxury SUVs
The Car Guide rating 76%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 7/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 6/10
Driving 7/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2024

Additional shades to the color palette. Entry-level B4 engine removed. XC40 Recharge: new rear-wheel drive version and increased range.


  • Dynamic driving experience
  • Comfortable ride
  • Clean interior


  • Sometimes complex multimedia system
  • Reliability
  • High maintenance costs