2021 Volvo XC40 Model Overview at Motorcars Volvo

  Key Features

  • Starting at $34,695 MSRP*
  • Standard T4 FWD turbocharged four-cylinder (187 horsepower / 221 lb-ft of torque) or available T5 AWD four-cylinder (248 horsepower / 258 lb-ft of torque) paired to an 8-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission
  • Optional Perforated Fine Nappa Leather/Nubuck seats
  • Vibrant range of exterior colors and color-contrast roof, providing up to 17 combinations
  • Standard Volvo City Safety technologies -- including Pilot Assist, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with brake support, and 360° Camera
  • Standard 9-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen with Wireless Qi phone charging and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Standard 4-year subscription to Volvo On Call services

About the 2021 Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 is a groundbreaking compact SUV that blends sophisticated style, cutting-edge safety innovations, and connected technology features. Every Volvo XC40 stands out as one of the safest, most well-equipped compact SUVs available thanks to proven, award-winning technology derived from the popular Volvo XC60 and XC90 models. Compact and city-sized, the XC40 is ready to help you take on your next adventure.

The XC40 marks the first model to be built on Volvo Cars' new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform foundation. Drivers will have their choice of a standard T4 powertrain consisting of an efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 187 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque with front-wheel drive. Craving more power? Step up to the T5 powertrain to receive a more potent turbocharged four-cylinder with 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque along with a capable all-wheel drive system. Both powertrains come paired to a responsive 8-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission. No matter what your weekend has in store for you, you'll be ready to take on any challenge with the stylish XC40.

What the Critics Say

"Despite being the least expensive SUV in Volvo's lineup, cost-cutting measures are kept to a minimum. The XC40's large central touchscreen, digital instrument panel and floating air vents are nearly identical to Volvo's pricier offerings, while a robust set of driver aids keeps driver and passengers safe. In short, it's everything you would expect from a small Volvo." -- Edmunds

"The 5-seater XC40 has the right combination of looks, size, and features at a price within the reach of young, affluent buyers. Its broad range of models, generous standard equipment, long list of sophisticated options, and punchy 2.0-liter turbocharged engine make the 2021 XC40 a superb choice." -- Kelley Blue Book

What's New for 2021

Back for 2021, the Volvo XC40 has a variety of newly-standard features that help make it an even more compelling value than last year. These new standard features include blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross-traffic alert, leather seating surfaces, adaptive LED headlights, power-folding exterior mirrors with auto-dimming, rear parking sensors, and two rear-seat USB-C ports. Last year's adaptive suspension system is no longer available. Finally, heated windshield wiper blades and a cargo-area 12-volt outlet are now available in option packages.

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Volvo XC40 Features

2021 Volvo XC40 Exterior Design

Stylish Scandinavian Design

Designed for an active, urban lifestyle -- the Volvo XC40 provides elegant style with functional go-anywhere versatility. It features the same engineering benefits of larger Volvo vehicles, only in a more compact package. Available in a wide array of vibrant expressive colors and two-tone color schemes, the XC40 reflects a personality as unique as your own. Several wheel designs complement the exterior and are offered in styles ranging from 17 to 21 inches in diameter. Drivers will experience a confident stance from the XC40, benefiting from its high ground clearance and athletic handling. Signature Thor's Hammer headlight design perfectly compliments the bold grille design, both of which help announce your arrival in the Volvo XC40.

2021 Volvo XC40 Interior

Inviting Interior

Featuring premium materials and unparalleled Swedish craftsmanship, every aspect of the interior of the XC40 is carefully designed to complement your active lifestyle. Natural lighting from the optional panoramic sunroof or color-matched integrated LED lighting lets you tailor the mood of the interior. Volvo engineers placed a strong emphasis on everyday practicality with clever solutions to life's daily challenges.

Innovative daily use features include integrated bag hooks, customizable cargo area, and large door pockets provide helpful storage solutions for all of your essential items. There's even a dedicated cell phone storage space with Wireless Qi charging capability to help keep your phone easily accessible. A standard 9-inch Sensus Connect touch screen delivers a high-resolution display that's compatible with your smartphone thanks to standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

2021 Volvo XC40 Safety

Advanced Safety

Continuing the legendary Volvo reputation for engineering the safest vehicles on the road, the XC40 prioritizes your safety. Found on every XC40, standard Volvo City Safety technologies provide additional protection from the unexpected on the roadways. City Safety Collision Avoidance technology provides cyclist, vehicle, pedestrian, and large animal detection with emergency autobrake.

Other safety and driver assistance systems offered on the XC40 include Pilot Assist, Cross Traffic Alert with Brake Support, and Run-Off Road protection and mitigation. Driver Alert Control can monitor your steering inputs to evaluate how they compare to your typical driving style. The system will suggest taking a break in the event that you begin to show signs of drowsiness or erratic driving. If you need to apply the brakes in a panic stop, standard emergency brake lights will flash at a rate of four times per second if you need to apply the brakes in a panic stop.

2021 Volvo XC40 Connected Technology

Connectivity and Technology

Optional Sensus Navigation Pro connects seamlessly to Volvo cloud-based services and navigation apps for intuitive guidance behind the wheel of the XC40. Navigate easily, enjoy music, or make calls using the touch screen, steering wheel controls, or voice control thanks to standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Other convenience features found on the XC40 include a hands-free power tailgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and Virtual Park Assist with 360° camera. You'll also enjoy a standard four year subscription to Volvo On Call on the XC40.

Trims & Specs



  • Starting at $34,695 MSRP*
  • Smartphone Integration (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto)
  • 18-inch 5-Spoke Silver Alloy Wheels
  • 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display
  • Power Operated Tailgate
  • LED Headlights with Thor's Hammer Daytime Running Lights & Active High Beam


  • Starting at $39,945 MSRP*
  • R-Design Grille, Mouldings, and Key Fob
  • R-Design Leather / Nubuck Interior Upholstery
  • 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display with Sensus Navigation Pro
  • 19-inch 5-Double Spoke Matte Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  • Keyless Entry w/ Hands-free Power Tailgate Opening


  • Starting at $40,445 MSRP*
  • Orrefors® Crystal Gearshift Knob
  • Driftwood Inlays
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Dynamic Chassis

Available XC40 Packages

2021 Volvo XC40 Advanced Package

Advanced Package (Requires Vision Package) - $1,750

  • Heated Washer Nozzles
  • 360º Surround View Camera
  • LED Headlights w/ Auto-Bending Lights
  • LED Foglights w/Cornering Function
2021 Volvo XC40 Premium Package

Premium Package (Momentum) - $1,900

  • 2-Zone Climate Control + CleanZone + Cooled Glove Box
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Heated Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Power Child Lock, Rear Doors
  • Intellisafe Assist (Pilot Assist Adaptive Cruise Control)
  • Foldable Cargo Floor, Storage / Grocery Bags
  • HomeLink™ + Compass In Inner Rear View Mirror
  • Power Folding Rear Backrest From Tailgate Opening + Power Headrests
  • Interior High Level Illumination
  • Keyless Entry with Hands-free Tailgate Opening
  • Inductive Charging For Smart Phone
  • Storage Box With Lid Under Driver Seat Cushion
2021 Volvo XC40 Multimedia Package

Multimedia Package (Momentum) - $1,850

  • Sensus Navigation Pro
  • Harman Kardon Premium Sound

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price includes destination charge. Excludes tax, title, and license. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your Volvo retailer for details.