All new 2019 Volvo XC40 is the least expensive and smallest crossover SUV from the Swedish manufacturer. This 2-row compact-luxury SUV is placed under the XC60 and XC90 in the Volvo lineup, but the 2019 XC40 is cut from its own mold with a distinctive design and a fun, modern flair. Although it takes time for Volvo to introduce this small SUV to a segment that is already crowded with competitors such as the Audi Q3, Lexus NX and BMW X1, they hit the target with the XC40. This handsome little Volvo SUV is packed with style, technology, and robust driving manners, all with star value. If you are considering buying a small luxury SUV, the 2019 Volvo XC40 should be on the list.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is available in two variants: T4 or T5, which reflect their engine power and drive configuration. Both available in three trims: Momentum, R-Design and Inscription. The base Momentum trim is nicely equipped. Standard features include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, power tailgate, leather seating, automatic climate control, power driver seat with memory, a 12.3-inch digital dash display, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot, two USB ports and a USB-C connector and and an 8-speaker/250-watt AM/FM/HD Radio audio system.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 safety features include road-sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist.
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is available in two variant, T4 and T5. Both use a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a choice of two outputs or drive configurations. The front-wheel-drive T4 produces 187 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The T5, which the engine is tuned to 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque comes standard with AWD. All are mated to a well-functioning 8-speed automatic transmission. Like any other new cars, the XC40 features an automatic start/stop system that cuts engine power at idle, such as at stoplights. However, the system can be deactivated via a menu on the screen.
2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 8-speed automatic (T4 FWD)
187 horsepower @ 4,700 rpm
221 lb-ft of torque @ 1,400 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 23/33 mpg
2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 8-speed automatic (T5 AWD)
248 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
258 lb-ft of torque @ 1,800 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 23/31 mpg
The 2019 Volvo XC40 is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. The FWD T4 variant has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts at $34,195 (all prices include the $995 destination fee). The T5 variant, which has a more powerful engine and standard AWD starts at $36,195 for a Momentum trim. The T4 R-Design models start at $36,695, while the T5 variant at $38,695. The highest XC40 trim, the Inscription, starts at $39,750.