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2009 Volvo

$13,499* 67K miles
CarMax Frederick
Free Transfer to your store - MD to VA
Free Transfer to your store - MD to VA
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Location: CarMax Frederick in Frederick, Maryland 21704
Description: Used 2009 Volvo S40 T5 R for sale - $13,499, 67,961 miles with 4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Leather Seats, Front Seat Heaters, Sunroof(s), Memory Seat(s)
Transmission: Automatic Color:Gray Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (3.667 reviews) It's been good to me overall, despite what others warned me about previously. Everyone told me that it would be expensive to own a Volvo and that I'd experience problems. My experience has not borne that out at all. The only expenses I've had have been routine maintenance (brakes, a headlight, new belt at 120K, etc). The styling is super cute and expensive looking. I get asked all the time about my "expensive" Volvo. So, it's definitely been worth it for the professional image that I like to project. :-) The car is small which makes it easy to get around town in, and easy to park.

2010 Volvo

$9,998* 87K miles
CarMax Greensboro
Available in Greensboro, NC
Available in Greensboro, NC
Key Features
Location: CarMax Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
Description: Used 2010 Volvo S40 2.4i for sale - $9,998, 87,144 miles with Front Seat Heaters, Sunroof(s), Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, ABS Brakes, Alloy Wheels
Transmission: Automatic Color:Blue Interior Color: Gray Average Vehicle Review: (5 reviews) I am totally satisfied with my purchase of 2010 Volvo S40. This car handles amazingly smooth. Volvo's are known for reliability and value, the S40 is no exception. Great investment at a great price!

About the Volvo S40


If you're looking for a small car that packs a big punch under the hood, the Volvo S40 may be right for you. This five-passenger subcompact luxury sedan has a lot to offer both inside and out, including a powerful turbocharged inline-five engine, elegant Dalaro upholstery, and automatic climate control on its 2011 model. Through 2010, the S40 is also available with all-wheel drive for added confidence behind the wheel. 

While production of the S40 ceased after the 2011 model year, there are still plenty of used S40s available, so be sure to check one out for yourself if you're looking for a stylish and luxurious subcompact sedan. 

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Q: Does Volvo still make the S40?

A: No, the S40 was discontinued after the 2011 model year. 

Q: Is the Volvo S40 all-wheel drive?

A: Front-wheel drive is standard on most S40 models, although the T5 R-Design trim was offered exclusively with all-wheel drive. 

Q: What engine is in a Volvo S40?

A: Engine offerings on the S40 vary by model year. For example, the 2011 model is equipped with a turbocharged 2.5L five-cylinder engine at 227 hp, whereas the 2010 S40 has a 2.4L five-cylinder rated at 168 hp. 

Q: Does the Volvo S40 come in a diesel?

A: Yes, the S40 is outfitted with an inline-five (five-cylinder) diesel engine.

Volvo S40 Trim Configurations

There are three main trim configurations offered on the S40, including the new top-tier T5 R-Design trim for 2009. A 2.4L five-cylinder engine at 168 hp was standard through the 2010 model year, although production switched to a more powerful turbocharged 2.5L five-cylinder engine at 227 hp in 2011. 

All-wheel drive was also available through the 2010 model year (and was standard on the T5 R-Design trim)—but for 2011, front-wheel drive was the exclusive offering. 

Unless otherwise noted, the following trim features are specific to the 2011 model year. 

2.4i (2004-2010)

The base 2.4i trim was discontinued after 2010, so these features are based on the 2019 S40 model: 

  • 17-inch alloy wheels 
  • Dalaro upholstery 
  • Automatic climate control 
  • Fog lights 
  • Eight-way power driver seat 

T5 (2004-2011)

  • Heated side mirrors 
  • Driver seat memory settings 
  • Bluetooth® connectivity 
  • Eight-speaker sound system 
  • HD radio 

T5 R-Design (2009-2011)

  • Sport steering wheel 
  • Aluminum pedals 
  • Front and rear spoiler 
  • Exterior side skirts 

Reliability Research

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Volvo S40 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Volvo S40 3rd out of 17 among luxury compact cars.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Volvo S40 is $693, compared to an average of $765 for luxury compact cars and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Volvo S40 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.5 times per year, compared to an average of 0.7 times for luxury compact cars and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 9% for the Volvo S40, compared to an average of 12% for luxury compact cars and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/31/2018. Learn more.


Reviews for Volvo S40

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5(67 reviews)

Love my car

Runs well, drives well, a pleasure to ride in.

- Gaynor Watts, 2007 Volvo S40


I liked the styling of the Volvo and some of the prestige that it carried. But from the time I drove it home it made a strange noise that was never able to be diagnosed. The car sat very low to the ground and became increasingly difficult in getting in and out of the automobile for a tall person. The seating was also a bit cramped. I found that the entire car would fog up within seconds of entering it after a work-out. This made driving home from the gym very difficult. On the positive side: The dash board was very clean, modern and simple. Trunk space is very large for a small car. Gas milage is pretty good.

- Sport Tech, 2006 Volvo S40

Great service, fair price& wonderful car

The car gets great mileage and has a nice look. It is also very safe.

- Constance, 2011 Volvo S40

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