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2014 (64) Volvo V40D3 SE Nav 5dr

Ayr Toyota

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth hands free telephone kitChronograph instrument dials
Easy fuel capless refuelling systemInformation centre
Intelligent driver information system (IDIS)PAS
Sensus navigation systemService interval indicator

Entertainment

DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAutomatic folding door mirrors with ground lights
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsChrome side window trim
Day running lightsDual exhaust pipes
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront and rear electric windows
Headlamp levellingHome safe and approach lighting
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear wiper
Roof spoilerSide marker illumination

Interior Features

12V socket in front + rear tunnel console5 headrests
60/40 split folding rear seatBlond headlining
Electronic climate control (ECC)Floor mats
Footwell lightsForward folding front passenger seat
Front centre armrestFront cupholders
Front reading lightsFront storage box
Height adjustable drivers seat with lumbar supportHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrorsIsofix attachments on rear seats
Leather gear knobLeather steering wheel with chrome inserts
Lockable cooled gloveboxPassenger lumbar support
Pollen filterRear armrest with cupholder
Steering wheel audio controlsTheatre dimming interior lights
Ticket holderWHIPS - Whiplash Protection System

Safety

5 x 3 point seatbeltsABS+EBA
City safety braking systemDrivers knee airbag
DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction ControlDual stage driver's airbag
Dual stage passenger airbagFront/rear seatbelt pre-tensioners
Inflatable curtainPassenger airbag cut-off device
Pedestrian airbag systemRear seatbelt warning indicator
SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)SIPS airbags
Warning triangle 

Security

Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensorDeadlocking system
Key integrated remote control central lockingLocking wheel nuts

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Graphite aluminium trim
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)114Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders5Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves20TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)65.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)53.3

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionD3Coin SeriesSE Nav
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0722ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %98
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %75NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %88NCAP Safety Assist %100
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.6Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed130

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMATRESWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1439Length4369
Wheelbase2647Width1802
Width (including mirrors)1857 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2020
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1021Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)391
Max. Loading Weight565Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked700
Minimum Kerbweight1455No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volvo V40 D3

Volvo's sleek V40 makes most sense with the D3 diesel engine plumbed beneath its bonnet, especially now that the unit is the brand's own. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Volvo V40 D3 is one of those cars where you struggle to find an Achilles heel. It's good-looking, well built, has a 150bhp 'Drive-E' diesel engine with enough torque to give it some zip and returns around 75mpg on the combined fuel consumption test. 99g/km emissions and five-star safety also count in its favour.

Background

What does Volvo mean to you? Quick, come up with some attributes. Off the top of your head, you've probably come up with 'safe', 'environmentally responsible' and 'dull' maybe? Score two out of three for the latest Volvo V40 D3. You only need to clap eyes on it to realise that this might be the sassiest-looking five-door family hatch on sale at the moment. Sit one next to an Alfa Romeo Giulietta and it's hard to escape the conclusion that Sweden has done a number on Italy in quite convincing fashion. So while the V40 might not subscribe to old school setsquare Volvo design values, it proudly maintains a tradition of safety and has some enviable green credentials. The D3 engine is the middleweight of a trio of efficient 'Drive-E' diesel powerplants available, and we think it might just be the sweet spot in the range.

Driving Experience

Need a cast-iron guarantee of how well this car drives? We've got that covered. The underpinnings of the Volvo V40 are shared with those of the Ford Focus, for as long as most can remember the best drivers' car in the family hatch sector. While it's true that Volvo aren't owned by Ford any more, having come under the aegis of Zhejiang Geely since 2010, the V40 D3 nevertheless benefits from that Ford chassis expertise in offering good steering, excellent body control and a decent ride quality. The 150bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine is now Volvo's own 'Drive-E' unit and sits between the 120bhp D2 and the 190bhp D4 and offers excellent refinement at typical motorway speeds. It's a little chattery on cold start ups, but there are very few diesels that aren't. With 320Nm of torque from a mere 1,500rpm, it feels very responsive and a quick prod of the throttle pedal gives a charismatic five-cylinder off-neat thrum. The standard six-speed gearbox feels a little long in the throw but it's hard to wrong slot a gear and the brakes are enormously reassuring. There's also an automatic Geartronic version available should you find the idea of a clutch pedal a bit overwhelming. Performance? The sprint to 62mph comes and goes in 8.4 seconds on the way to a 130mph maximum.

Design and Build

Aim directly at Audi's A3 and BMW's 1 Series and you've got to come equipped with quite some hardware. The Volvo V40 has the showroom appeal to meet and beat both of these vehicles. We recently had the opportunity to compare the interiors of these three cars back to back. The latest A3 shades the 1 Series in terms of interior look and feel but the V40 aces them both - and by quite some margin. Some serious styling has gone into the V40's interior. The floating centre console houses a button-dense centre stack, and the eye is drawn to slick detailing such as the frameless rear view mirror and the optional translucent gear selector. It's not perfect. Some of the stalks feel a little cheap and headroom is a little pinched in the rear with narrow rear door apertures, but features such as the rubberised microswitch tailgate release, the optional full TFT graphic instrument panel and the deft piano black framed door mirrors keep the design balance well into credit. The boot is a decent size at 335-litres and features a hidden underfloor section to keep documents and valuables out of sight. The exterior is also a clever piece of design, with a rear end reminiscent of the XC60, featuring a complex, curved tailgate section which melds into a subtler interpretation of Volvo's signature 'shoulders' that run forward towards the headlamps. The aggressive wedge shape of this car has been created courtesy of a low bonnet, lower in fact than any of its rivals have managed due to pedestrian impact legislation. So how have Volvo got away with it? It's done by fitting a pyrotechnic airbag under the bonnet that fires when a pedestrian impact is detected, keeping any unfortunate's head well away from the V40's potentially injurious cylinder head.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £24,000, which represents a £1,000 premium over the 120bhp D2 variant. As with any car in this class, Volvo has striven to offer as many high-tech options as possible, integrating the sort of features that not so long ago were the preserve of some seriously high-end vehicles. We've got used to features such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot assistance and lane keeping assistance and the V40 offers all of these things. Reducing personal injury claims, especially around town, is a growing concern for both manufacturers and insurers alike and Volvo's City Safety function now functions at up to 31mph rather than the original version's 19mph limit. City Safety keeps an eye on traffic in front using a laser sensor integrated into the top of the windscreen at the height of the rear-view mirror. The V40 automatically brakes if the driver fails to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops - or if the car is approaching a stationary vehicle too fast. There's also Driver Alert system and a revised knee airbag design. 'Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake' is a technology that sees its debut in this class of vehicle. It can detect if a pedestrian steps out into the road in front of the car. If the driver does not respond in time, the car can warn and automatically activate the brakes. 'Pedestrian Detection with full auto brake' consists of a radar unit integrated into the car's grille, a camera fitted in front of the interior rear-view mirror and a central control unit. The radar's task is to detect a pedestrian or vehicle in front of the car and to determine the distance to it while the camera determines what type of object it is. It works at speeds of up to 21mph.

Cost of Ownership

A combined fuel economy figure of 65.7mpg seems scarcely credible for a car with this amount of verve when you floor the loud pedal. Obviously, that number takes a tumble if this Volvo is driven in a spirited fashion, but even then, it requires some quite determined hoonage to drop it below 40mpg. The Swedish brand quotes an extra urban figure of 74.3mpg and an urban showing of 53.3mpg, which is all extremely encouraging reading for those with an aversion to filling stations. Emissions are 99g/km for the manual car, with the combined cycle fuel figure rated at 74.3nmpg. That's a big improvement over the previous 1.6-litre Ford engine that was used in this derivative. An engine stop/start system is of course standard. The public has taken to the V40 and the D3 is one of the most popular versions. As such, it commands excellent residual values, with the entry level car still being worth 50 per cent of its original price after three years and 30,000 miles. That's better than all of the mainstream marques and nearly on a par with BMW's 118d five-door.

Summary

Most cars are good. Or they're original. Rarely both. Here's an exception. The Volvo V40's excellence is, to a certain degree, down to the spadework done by Ford's chassis engineers, but credit must go to Volvo in creating a body and interior that lift the V40 way beyond the mainstream. It looks a genuinely class act. It also looks at its most attractive with the D3 engine. Yes, you could fork out another £1,200 and get the more powerful D4 powerplant, but if you're honest with yourself, do you really need the additional horsepower? Probably not. In this market sector, paying more usually means incurring more in the way of depreciation. For that reason as much as any, the Volvo V40 D3 looks to be where the smart money goes.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
90%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

** 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.

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