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Black Volvo XC40 from the front

The Volvo XC40 is a compact SUV that fuses Scandinavian design with modern technology and premium safety features. It’s an ideal choice for families and couples looking for a roomy five-seater car that has a reasonably sized boot which can be expanded by folding down the rear seats. Drivers have a lot of choice when it comes to fuel types. Volvo XC40s are available with mild hybrid engines (MHEV), plug-in hybrid engines (PHEV) and traditional petrol and diesel options, making the XC40 a good pick no matter how future proof you want your vehicle to be.

Practicality and style of the car

Black Volvo XC40 from the rear

For drivers who want an SUV that looks great, they don’t come much more attractive than the Volvo XC40. The vehicle offers LED lighting and stylish detailing as standard. We have a range of trims in stock to choose from. The XC40 range is available in solid, metallic and matte colours including Ice White, Black Stone and Fusion Red. Some of our used stock may have a two-tone colour scheme, which would have been an optional extra at the point of production.

Volvo has intentionally designed the XC40 to be a practical family vehicle that can easily handle the school run and daily commute. The interior of the vehicle offers plenty of legroom and headroom for growing families. It is fitted with ISOFIX anchor points to easily fit child car seats in the rear of the SUV.

The Volvo XC40 offers a reasonable amount of boot space compared to many saloons and hatchbacks. It has 460 litres as standard but can be expanded to an impressive 1,336 litres of boot space if you fold the rear seats down.

Black Volvo XC40 from the rear with boot open

The Volvo XC40 provides ample space for small families. There’s plenty of room to stretch your legs in both the front and the rear seats. Little details like a pop-out rubbish bin and door pockets mean there’s no shortage of useful space inside the car, it is roomy whilst being one of the smaller SUVs in its class.

Volvo XC40 interior rear seats

Running costs

The car isn’t expensive to run. Most models of the XC40 sit between insurance groups 22 and 28 out of 50, although EV variants of the model are a little higher in groups 36 to 42. Like most modern family cars, the Volvo XC40 isn’t too expensive to maintain with regular servicing.

How a used Volvo XC40 drives

The performance of the Volvo XC40 depends on which model you choose. The PHEV model comes out on top for both acceleration speed and miles per gallon, though you may want to remember the additional weight of the plug-in hybrid model’s battery if opting for this model. The automatic gearbox of the XC40 is relatively responsive compared to similar vehicles, and all models of the XC40 offer a smooth driving experience.

While electric XC40 models are slightly more expensive to insure, they also offer lower running costs when compared to traditional fuel types. Volvo states that their hybrid EV models can travel 28 miles on electric power alone, which is enough for most short daily journeys to the shops or to school. When it comes to fuel consumption, the XC40 petrol models return around 40 miles per gallon.

There are four engine options in models of the Volvo XC40 for sale, depending on whether you want to opt for an engine with EV capabilities or a traditional petrol or diesel engine. The type of engine that you opt for will also affect the miles per gallon that your vehicle achieves.

The 1.5-litre T3 Petrol engine packs in 161 bhp, taking it from 0 to 62 mph in 9.6 seconds and offering up to 40 mpg when you’re driving efficiently. For drivers wanting more miles, the 2.0-litre D3 Diesel engine boasts 148 bhp, can go from 0 to 62 mph in 9.9 seconds and offers up to 51 mpg.

The 2.0-litre B4 MHEV engine is the entry-level EV option, offering 194 bhp, going from 0 to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds and travelling up to 38 mpg from efficient driving. The 2.0-litre T4 PHEV engine offers 208 bhp and, like the MHEV variant, can go from 0 to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds.

If you’re driving the PHEV XC40 efficiently, you can get between 134 and 141 mpg depending on your choice of transmission. It has a 27-mile EV range when the car’s batteries are fully charged. For buyers wanting to reduce their running costs, the PHEV XC40 is by far the most fuel-efficient, although the price of charging electric vehicles can vary significantly depending on the price of energy.

Engine and official MPG

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

2018 - onwards

Engine Official NEDC MPG Official WLTP MPG
B3 - 42.7 mpg
B4 - 39.2–42.1 mpg
B4 AWD - 36.7 mpg
B5 AWD - 36.7 mpg
D3 57.6–58.9 mpg -
D3 Automatic 55.4–56.5 mpg -
D3 Automatic AWD 53.3–56.5 mpg -
D3 AWD 51.4–52.3 mpg -
D4 Automatic AWD 55.4 mpg -
T2 - 40.9 mpg
T2 Twin Hybrid - 141.5 mpg
T3 42.2–42.8 mpg 41.5 mpg
T3 Automatic - 39.2 mpg
T4 Automatic - 36.7 mpg
T4 Automatic AWD 39.8–40.9 mpg -
T4 Recharge - 134.5 mpg
T5 Automatic - 141.5 mpg
T5 Automatic AWD 38.2 mpg -
T5 Recharge - 134.5 mpg

Features you can expect in a Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 packs in a lot of premium technology and safety features as standard, which makes for a pleasant driving experience and a smooth journey.


 Volvo XC40 close up of interior stitching with embellished Swedish flag

The interior of the Volvo XC40 prioritises passenger experience over speed with a vehicle that is designed for safe and steady daily driving. The comfortable seats offer plenty of legroom and the high-speed cruise driving options make this an excellent vehicle for families who regularly take long journeys. Lumbar support in both the front and back seats prevent back pain and muscle aches even on long trips.


 Volvo XC40 interior front seats, dashboard, infotainment screen and steering wheel

The XC40 sports a large digital touchscreen dashboard. This provides the driver control of the vehicle’s: lights, sound system, sat nav and other features. Standard XC40 models come fully equipped with LED headlights, wireless smartphone integration and Sensus navigation. Heated front seats, Google Services and Harman Kardon sound system are all notable popular upgrade option.


 Volvo XC40 interior infotainment screen showing parking sensors

The Volvo XC40 scored 97% for adult safety in the Euro NCAP crash test and 87% for child safety in the same test. Built with safety in mind the car has received the top five-star safety rating and comes with safety features including: autonomous emergency braking; run-off-road mitigation and protection; pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection system; road sign information display; and WHIPS whiplash protection system.

Trims available on the Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 Core

The Volvo XC40 Core is the basic trim that’s available with the most recent 2023 model of the XC40. Standard features included are a memory-powered driver’s seat and mirror, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, built-in access to Google, LED headlights and 18” alloy wheels. Core seats are upholstered in an easy-clean textile, perfect for families, but can be upgraded to leather as an option.

Volvo XC40 Plus

The Plus is the mid-range trim of the 2023 XC40, it offers more luxury features when compared to the Core. It comes equipped with LED fog lights, front parking sensors and a panoramic sunroof, as well as an ambient interior lighting system.

Volvo XC40 Ultimate

Buyers looking to splash out on the top-level trim will be looking at the Ultimate trim. This builds on those features already included in the Plus trim and adds a 360-degree camera for parking and tight manoeuvres, adaptive cruise control and 20” alloy wheels.

Volvo XC40 Momentum

The basic trim available with older models of the Volvo XC40 is Momentum. Momentum comes with a gloss black 3D mesh front grille, 18-inch silver alloy wheels, cloth interior seats and park distance control only when reversing.

Volvo XC40 Momentum Pro

Momentum Pro, released around a year later, offers some basic upgrades on the original Momentum model. LED headlights, an electric memory driver’s seat, power door mirrors and heated front seats.

Volvo XC40 Inscription

The Inscription is the second-tier trim available with the original 2018 Volvo XC40. It adds bright artwork around the windows on the exterior of the vehicle, as well as leather interior seats and driftwood inlays. The Inscription model also offers park distance control on the front and rear of the vehicle, as well as wireless smartphone charging.

Volvo XC40 Inscription Pro

The Inscription Pro offers similar upgrades on the Inscription trim to those included in the Momentum Pro, such as 19” alloy wheels, LED headlights, heated front seats and an electric memory driver’s seat. These come packaged with everything offered in the original Inscription model.

Volvo XC40 R-Design

The R-Design is the top-of-the-range trim for older models of the Volvo XC40. Featuring an exterior grille with high-gloss black vertical slats and Nubuck leather upholstery and a charcoal-coloured headline and features wireless smartphone charging.

Volvo XC40 R-Design Pro

The R-Design trim also received an upgrade in 2018 with the release of R-Design Pro. It includes everything from the basic R-Design trim as well as 20” alloy wheels, LED headlights, electric memory driver’s seat and mirrors and heated front seats.

Volvo XC40 First Edition

Finally, some drivers may find a used First Edition Volvo XC40, which represent the first-ever Volvo XC40 model released to the public market. The First Edition Volvo XC40 packs in even more additional features than the R-Design Pro, including Pilot Assist, a Harman Kardon sound system and heated rear seats as standard.

A modern and spacious family SUV, there’s a trim level to suit all budgets. Search our selection of used Volvo XC40 cars for sale.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does a used Volvo XC40 cost?

A. We have 118 used Volvo XC40 cars in stock ranging from £17,498 to £41,998.

Q. How many MPG does the Volvo XC40 get?

A. The Volvo XC40 MPG varies from 41 mpg to 59 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used Volvo XC40?

A. The Volvo XC40 car tax ranges from free to £600 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used Volvo XC40?

A. The average mileage on a used Volvo XC40 in stock is 26593 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the Volvo XC40?

A. Currently in stock, the Volvo XC40 is available in Automatic, Manual.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the Volvo XC40?

A. Of the Volvo XC40 used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Diesel, Electric, Petrol, Petrol/Electric Hybrid, Petrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the Volvo XC40?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the Volvo XC40 we have in stock are 1.5 litres, 2.0 litres, .

Q. What are the most popular colours in the Volvo XC40 range?

A. The Volvo XC40 is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are Black, Grey, Red

Q. Is the Volvo XC40 a good car?

A. Car & Driving rate the Volvo XC40 3.5 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.