The 2023 Volvo XC40 is a stylish and safe SUV that is perfect for families and individuals who are looking for a vehicle that is both fun to drive and practical. I personally use a Volvo as my everyday drive. I find the Volvo to have a solid feel, a powerful engine, tight control of the steering, and overall just a very safe car. The XC40 is available in a variety of trim levels such as the core, the Plus, and the Ultimate, each trim level offers a variety of features and options, so you can choose the model that best suits your needs and budget. The Core trim level is the base model, but it comes standard with a variety of features, including a 12.3-inch digital driver information display, and a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory, a power-adjustable tailgate, and a beautiful Panoramic sunroof. And that is the base model! The Plus trim level adds the following features to the Core trim level. leather steering wheel, heated steering wheel, panoramic sunroof. It also comes in a bright Theme or dark theme exterior package. The Ultimate trim level is the top-of-the-line model. It comes standard with all the features of the Plus trim level, as well as the following features. Harman Kardon sound system, 360-degree camera, and the well-known, Pilot Assist. If that is not enough, you can pay a little extra for All-wheel drive, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, a climate package, a convenience package, and a Protection package. Let me tell you from my daily driving experience with the Volvo brand, that they are built with quality materials, that feel luxurious, comfortable, and solid.
The XC40 has a unique and eye-catching exterior design. The front of the vehicle is dominated by Volvo’s signature grille and headlights. The sides of the vehicle are sleek and aerodynamic, and the rear of the vehicle features a stylish taillight design. I have always felt like I am driving a luxurious car then I am behind the wheel of my Volvo. Of course, it is available in a variety of exterior colors, including Black Stone, Crystal White Pearl, Denim Blue Metallic, Fusion Red Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Osmium Grey Metallic, Pine Grey Metallic, and Thunder Grey Metallic. The interior of the XC40 is just as stylish and spacious as the exterior. The cabin is well-appointed with high-quality materials and finishes. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and the rear seats offer plenty of legroom and headroom for adults. Of course, it has its share of tech on the inside with a 12.3-inch digital driver information display and a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay.
The XC40 is available with two four-cylinder engine options B4 Mild Hybrid which produces 194 horsepower and 219 lb-ft of torque. It is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The B4 Mild Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. B5 Mild Hybrid: This engine produces 247 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It is only available with all-wheel drive. The B5 Mild Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The Volvo brand is widely known for its safety features and solid body structure. The XC40 is one of the safest SUVs on the market. It comes standard with a variety of safety features, including This system automatically brakes the vehicle to avoid a collision with other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. Blind Spot Information System (BLIS): This system alerts you to vehicles in your blind spots. S cross Traffic Alert: This system alerts you to vehicles approaching from the side when you are backing up. Lane Departure Warning (LDW): This system alerts you when you are drifting out of your lane, and the Lane Keeping Aid gently steers the vehicle back into your lane if you drift out.
The bottom line, you are going to get your money’s worth in a Volvo, no matter what version you choose to drive. I have friends that own Volvo’s with over 160 thousand miles and they say it runs like it’s brand new with plenty of get up and go, and with plenty of safety and style to last another 100 thousand miles.