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The Volvo V40 is a compact hatchback that blends Scandinavian style and handy modern features. Initially launched in 2012, the Volvo V40 is acclaimed for its Drive-E powertrain—Volvo’s own design that delivers intelligent and efficient power to the vehicle’s wheels for a sporty ride. The model has also earned attention for its comparatively lower emissions. If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient and eco-friendly driving experience, a Volvo V40 will fit the bill.

Volvo V40 updates and facelifts

First revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the V40 remained a popular choice of new car until it was discontinued in 2019. Now, used Volvo V40s are a sought-after car option. This five-door hatchback is an efficient alternative to other used vehicles like the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and Volkswagen Golf.

In 2016, the V40 received a significant facelift, updating its exterior design with a refreshed front grille, LED headlights and revised taillights. The interior also received enhancements, with improved materials and updated technology features like expanded upholstery options, varied steering wheel colours and restored interior trim panels.

A used Volvo V40 is available in hatchback and estate body types. Trims include the Momentum, R-design, Inscription, and Cross Country. There are petrol and diesel versions available.

Practicality and style of the car

The Volvo V40 is highly practical, making it a handy and reliable choice for everyday driving. With its spacious interior, efficient performance and advanced safety features, the V40 is well-suited to city commuting and long journeys, ensuring a comfortable and convenient driving experience.

The V40 can carry decent loads, with a boot capacity of 324 litres with the rear seats upright. This expands to an impressive 1,032 litres when the seats are folded flat. Its capacity is close to its competitors. By comparison, the Audi A3 offers 260 litres of boot space with the seats up and 1,100 litres when they’re down. The BMW 1 Series provides a boot capacity of 330 litres with the seats upright and 1,150 litres when they’re folded.

The Volvo V40 has a maximum braked towing capacity of 1,500kg. This makes the car ideal for towing a trailer or compact caravan.

Running costs

The Volvo V40 falls between 17 to 26 on insurance groups, depending on whether you choose an entry-level or flagship trim. Most trims have a standard road tax rate of £180.00 annually, with CO2 emissions ranging from as low as 88g/km to 194g/km.

How a used Volvo V40 drives

The V40 offers petrol (T-) and diesel (D-) engine options, letting you choose between nippy efficiency and power-heavy performance.

The four-cylinder T2 petrol engine, which delivers a robust 118bhp and 220Nm of torque, is available in manual or automatic transmission. The manual version achieves 0-62mph in 10.4 seconds, while the automatic version manages it in 9.8 seconds.

Both the manual and automatic versions of the T3 petrol engine achieve 150bhp and 250Nm of torque. The manual accelerates from 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds, while the automatic is slightly faster at 8.3 seconds, and both can reach a top speed of 130mph.

Both diesel engines harness the strength of a hardy 2.0-litre four-cylinder configuration. The D2 possesses an impressive 118bhp and 280Nm of torque. The automatic option manages 0-62mph in 10.5 seconds, while the manual gearbox can take you from 0-62mph in 10.6 seconds.

The D3 provides a respectable 148hp and 320Nm of torque. Ready to match the performance of the T3, this variant reaches 0-62mph in 8.6 seconds with the manual gearbox and 8.5 seconds with the automatic.

The entry-level T2 petrol and D2 diesel trims deliver ample performance. The Volvo V40 is renowned for its reliability compared to other vehicles in its class, with the D2 diesel engine also displaying a low-emission rate of just 88g/km CO2, which contributes to reducing the vehicle's environmental impact. For comparison, the Audi A3’s emissions are higher at 104g/km CO2.

The V40 achieves an average of 50.6mpg figure in real road tests. The D2 ranked highest at an average of 58.5mpg, while the T5 Geartronic came in last with 31.7MPG on average. The Volvo V40 engines strike a balance between fuel efficiency and thrilling acceleration, making it suitable for a wide range of drivers' needs.

Engines and Official MPG

Please refer to the table below for a comprehensive list of engines and their official MPG figures.

2012 - 2019

Engine Official NEDC MPG Official WLTP MPG
D2 60.1–83.1 mpg 56.5 mpg
D2 Automatic 60.1–61.4 mpg 52.3 mpg
D2 Cross Country 58.9–76.4 mpg -
D2 Cross Country Automatic 58.9–61.4 mpg -
D2 Cross Country Geartronic 72.4 mpg -
D2 Cross Country Powershift 68.9 mpg -
D2 Geartronic 74.3 mpg -
D2 Powershift 72.4 mpg -
D3 60.1–74.3 mpg -
D3 Automatic 58.9–62.8 mpg 52.3–55.4 mpg
D3 Cross Country 58.9–74.3 mpg -
D3 Cross Country Automatic 58.9–60.1 mpg 52.3–55.4 mpg
D3 Cross Country Geartronic 70.6 mpg -
D3 Geartronic 54.3–70.6 mpg -
D4 65.7–74.3 mpg -
D4 Automatic 67.3 mpg -
D4 Cross Country 64.2–70.6 mpg -
D4 Cross Country Automatic 65.7 mpg -
D4 Cross Country Geartronic 54.3–65.7 mpg -
D4 Geartronic 54.3–67.3 mpg -
T2 46.3–53.3 mpg 42.8 mpg
T2 Automatic 48.7–50.4 mpg 41.5 mpg
T2 Geartronic 51.4 mpg -
T3 46.3–53.3 mpg 42.8 mpg
T3 Automatic 47.9–50.4 mpg 40.9 mpg
T3 Cross Country 50.4 mpg -
T3 Cross Country Automatic 47.9–49.6 mpg 42.8 mpg
T3 Geartronic 51.4 mpg -
T4 51.4 mpg -
T4 Cross Country 51.4 mpg -
T4 Cross Country PowerShift 46.3 mpg -
T4 PowerShift 46.3 mpg -
T5 Automatic 47.9 mpg -
T5 Cross Country AWD Automatic 44.1 mpg -
T5 Cross Country AWD Geartronic 34.0–44.1 mpg -
T5 Geartronic 34.9–47.9 mpg -

Features you can expect in a Volvo V40


The V40 offers some of the most comfortable seats in its class, making it the perfect choice for long-distance touring. Precisely designed suspension and bodywork effectively reduce noise levels within the car, making sure every drive is quiet. In addition, the Volvo V40's steering is easy to control and well-balanced.

With bold lines, the Volvo V40’s front design is sporty and close to the ground. Its LED lights play a key role in its luxury design, elevating the car's appearance with a high-tech aesthetic.

Many used models also feature a fixed panoramic glass roof that spans from the front windscreen to the rear seat backrest. This panoramic addition enhances the interior's sense of space, elevating the overall driving experience.

There are many practical features within the interior, such as a storage compartment below the armrest that’s a convenient space to keep small items like sunglasses and other essentials. A connector for either USB, iPhone or AUX allows passengers to enjoy their favourite music and media on the road, while a console in front of the armrest with two cup-holders can store beverages securely during travel. The 12V power outlet keeps electronic devices powered and ready for use throughout the trip.

The Volvo V40 makes it easy to increase boot capacity. The back seats have a two-piece, 40/60 design that allows the rear seats to fold into two separate sections to accommodate cargo and passenger space. There’s the regular boot space as well as additional storage space concealed below, giving extra capacity for longer trips or equipment-heavy daily commutes.


Used Volvo V40 trims include the Cross Country and R-Design variants, both of which have an array of cutting-edge features. The V40 protects its occupants well. It also protects those in the world around you thanks to Pedestrian Airbag Technology. Automatic Road Sign Information catches street signs you may have missed, helping you spot sudden changes to the speed limit or unexpected one-way streets. It also features Active High Beam and a rear Cross Traffic Alert radar system for added safety.

Lane Keeping Aid actively helps drivers to stay in their intended lane by applying additional steering torque to the steering column, making for a more confident and secure journey on the road. Park Assist Pilot ensures effortless and precise parallel parking. This intelligent system focuses on handling the gearbox and controlling the car's speed for smooth and accurate parking.


The V40 is well respected for its safety standards and equipment. It received five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test. It has an adult-occupant protection score of 98% and a child-occupant protection score of 75%. When it was released in 2012, the car achieved the highest adult-occupant protection score of any car tested by Euro NCAP that year and was awarded Best in Class Car 2012.

Trims available on the Volvo V40

Volvo V40 Momentum

The Momentum is the ideal entry-level option, presenting a well-equipped package that prioritises safety and essential features. Enjoy the comfort of climate control, refined alloy wheels and a comprehensive array of advanced safety systems. This includes lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring and collision avoidance technology, ensuring your peace of mind at every turn. Many used trims come with T2 and T3 petrol-powered engines and D2, D3, and D4 diesel-powered engines.

Volvo V40 R-Design

The R-design emphasises sportiness and aesthetics. It has a low, athletic stance, making it one of the most visually striking Volvos to date. Despite its sporty visuals, this five-door, five-seat hatchback maintains the functionality and practicality of any other Volvo trim. Many used trims come with T2, T3 and T5 petrol-powered engines and D2, D3, and D4 diesel-powered engines.

Volvo V40 Inscription

The Inscription trim focuses on luxury and sophistication, offering a premium experience compared to its entry-level counterpart. It provides a higher quality cabin than the Momentum, and most used options include added features like cruise control, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and authentic textured wood trim accents.

Volvo V40 Cross Country

The Cross-Country is stylishly rugged, with its lifted ride height, protective body cladding, and off-road-inspired styling. It has the driving position of an SUV but showcases some impressive off-road capabilities when in action. The standard kit includes cruise control, LED headlights, a multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth, and a DAB radio. This trim includes all the aforementioned safety systems with added City Safety collision avoidance and Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does a used Volvo V40 cost?

A. We have 17 used Volvo V40 cars in stock ranging from £8798 to £16,498.

Q. How many MPG does the Volvo V40 get?

A. The Volvo V40 MPG varies from 46 mpg to 74 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used Volvo V40?

A. The Volvo V40 car tax ranges from free to £190 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used Volvo V40?

A. The average mileage on a used Volvo V40 in stock is 40921 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the Volvo V40?

A. Currently in stock, the Volvo V40 is available in Automatic, Manual.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the Volvo V40?

A. Of the Volvo V40 used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Diesel, Petrol.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the Volvo V40?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the Volvo V40 we have in stock are 2.0 litres, 1.5 litres, 1.6 litres.

Q. What are the most popular colours in the Volvo V40 range?

A. The Volvo V40 is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are Silver, White, Red

Q. Is the Volvo V40 a good car?

A. Car & Driving rate the Volvo V40 3.82 stars (out of 5).

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* MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they’re not intended to represent real world efficiency.