Volvo XC40 Model Overview at Motorcars Volvo

  Key Features

  • Starting at $37,645 MSRP*
  • Standard B4 FWD turbocharged four-cylinder (194 horsepower / 221 lb-ft of torque) or available B5 AWD four-cylinder (247 horsepower / 258 lb-ft of torque) paired to a mild hybrid system and an 8-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission
  • Choice of animal-free cloth/suede or leather upholstery
  • Built-in Google infotainment operating system, with Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
  • 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 touchscreen with Wireless Qi phone charging and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Vibrant range of nine different exterior colors
  • Standard 4-year subscription to Volvo On Call services

About the 2023 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 B4 powertrain consisting of an efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engine and mild hybrid system producing 194 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque with front-wheel drive. Craving more power? Step up to the B5 powertrain to receive a more potent turbocharged four-cylinder and mild hybrid system with 247 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

We were taken by this small SUV's hip, modern, and undeniably cool styling. That's not just outside; the art-deco cabin and unusual trim selections look great. It functions well, too, with numerous storage compartments (check out the built-in trash can) and a spacious, versatile cargo area. - Motor Trend

What's New for 2023

While 2023 didn't bring in an official new generation of the XC40, there are a number of changes. The first is that all of the trim levels have been changed around, with new names and different equipment packages. The exterior styling has been changed a bit, specifically the grille, headlights, and bumpers. The roof is also now body-colored. Both engine options now come with a mild hybrid system. This delivers improved fuel economy and a bit more horsepower from the base engine. Lastly, the infotainment operating system has been replaced with a built-in Google-powered OS similar to Android Auto. But for Apple users, there is still the option of Apple CarPlay.

Volvo XC40 Features

Volvo XC40

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, the XC40 reflects a personality as unique as your own. Several wheel designs complement the exterior and are offered in styles ranging from 18 to 20 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.

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 touch screen delivers a high-resolution display that's compatible with your smartphone thanks to standard built-in Google and Apple CarPlay integration.

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.

Volvo XC40 Infotainment

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 with either the built-in Google or the standard Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Other convenience features found on the XC40 include rain-sensing windshield wipers and Virtual Park Assist with 360° camera. A hands-free power tailgate is available as an option on all models. You'll also enjoy a standard four year subscription to Volvo On Call on the XC40.

Trims & Specs

Volvo XC40 Core


  • Starting at $37,645 MSRP*
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Choice of animal-free cloth/suede or leather upholstery
  • Google built-in infotainment with one year of Digital Services
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
Volvo XC40 Plus


  • Starting at $42,045 MSRP*
  • LED foglights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power-folding rear headrests
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Front parking sensors
Volvo XC40 Ultimate


  • Starting at $46,490 MSRP*
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Air purification filter
  • Harman Kardon premium audio
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Pilot Assist

Available XC40 Packages

Volvo XC40 Trunk Space

Protection Package Premier - $590

  • Rubber Floor Mats
  • Plastic Luggage Mat
  • First Aid Kit
  • Wheel Locks
Volvo XC40 Keyless Entry

Convenience (Core) - $800

  • HomeLink® and automatically dimmed inner rearview mirror with compass
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Keyless entry
Volvo XC40 360° camera

Driver Assist (Plus) - $1,800

  • 360° camera
  • Driver assistance
Volvo XC40 Climate Package

Climate Package - $550

  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Heated Rear Seats - Headlight High Pressure Cleaning

*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.