Review: 2019 Volvo XC40

Review: 2019 Volvo XC40

Drivers in the greater Kansas City area want to know more about the all-new 2019 Volvo XC40, the Swedish automaker’s recently introduced compact SUV that sets new standards for luxury crossovers.

Below, we’ll give you all the details you need on what each trim level offers so you can make an informed decision. Read on, then visit us in Overland Park for a test drive of the all-new XC40.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2019 XC40 trims include T5 Momentum and T5 R-Design. The Momentum comes standard equipped with a power driver’s seat with memory and lumbar support, power-folding headrests, Urban Grid Aluminum Inlays, a three-spoke leather steering wheel with Deco Inlay, leather gearshift knob, and steering wheel-mounted controls.

Available features on this lower trim include two-zone climate control with CleanZone, a folding second row, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Interior High-Level Illumination, Driver and Passenger Seat Extensions, and a Storage Box with lid under the driver's seat cushion.

The R-Design trim comes standard equipped with an R-Design Steering Wheel and gear shift knob, Cutting Edge Aluminum Inlays, two-zone climate control, a charcoal headliner, Interior High-Level Illumination, Sport Pedals, and R-Design interior styling. Options that are exclusive to this upper trim include Lava Floor Carpet, Tunnel Console, and Door Panels.

Safety and Technology

The 2018 XC40 T5 AWD Momentum includes standard 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display, Rear Park Assist Camera, Rain Sensor, Sensus Connect with a complimentary subscription, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Options on the lower trim include Visual Park Assist with 360-degree Camera, Auto-Dimming Exterior and Interior Mirrors, Sensus Navigation Pro, Park Assist Pilot, and Front and Rear Park Assist. Additionally, it comes available with Inductive Charging for Smart Phones and Keyless Entry & Drive with Hands-Free Power Tailgate.

The R-Design trim includes all the Momentum’s standard features and options, plus a standard Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror, Keyless Entry & Drive, Hands-Free Power Tailgate, and Sensus Navigation Pro. Exclusive options include roof rails and the R-Design Premium Package.

Both trims of the all-new XC40 include a High-Performance Audio System or the option for Harman Kardon Premium Sound system.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 XC40 is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine mated to an 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with all-wheel drive. Both trims feature Drive Mode Settings, Electrical Power Steering Personalization, cap-less fuel filling, and Start/Stop Technology. The R-Design adds a Sport Chassis and paddle shifters.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the 2019 XC40 gets 23 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, and 26 MPG combined.

The XC40 offers more than meets the eye, so visit us in Overland Park, Kansas to get the full thrilling experience of Volvo’s new compact SUV.

Pricing

Starting at $35,200 MSRP

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