2019 Volvo XC40

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  • All-new vehicle for 2019
  • High-end materials throughout the interior
  • Clever use of small-item storage


  • Limited space for adults in the back
  • Frustrating infotainment system
  • Not much cargo space for a compact SUV

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 31 highway, 26 combined

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This luxury crossover is a joy to drive!

The Volvo XC40 is an entry-level, compact luxury crossover. With an innovative design and loads of cool tech, the XC40 is at home in an urban setting or on a weekend road trip with your friends. Take a look at this cool new crossover and you'll find a lot to like in a small package. This Volvo XC40 research page will give you all the key information on the 2019 version of this popular luxury crossover:

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2019 Volvo XC40 trims

Curious how Volvo XC40 trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

T4 Momentum:

T4 R-Design:

T4 Inscription:

T5 Momentum:

T5 R-Design:

T5 Inscription:

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Volvo XC40

1. Tons of Tech

Volvo XC40 Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

In addition to the large standard nine-inch touchscreen, the 2019 XC40 features a standard 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display directly in front of the driver. It also has the latest smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The cool Sensus Connect Infotainment System helps you manage all of this technology with voice control and optional add-on apps to give you access to the latest music, weather, and navigation. With optional tech like wireless smartphone charging, semi-autonomous drive modes, and a surround-camera system, you can find just the right XC40 no matter how tech-savvy you are.

2. Small Package, Big Fun.

Volvo XC40 Review: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

The compact size of the 2019 XC40 means that you won't have to spend too much driving around the city trying to find a large enough parking spot. It's big in the right places though, with 57.6 cubic feet of cargo space and 8.3 inches of ground clearance. That means you can bring along all of your stuff when looking to escape the city for a long weekend in the wilderness.

3. Multiple Powertrain Options

2019 models offer a choice between front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). The standard T4 FWD XC40 features a 187-hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder or you can upgrade to the T5 AWD XC40 and get a 248-hp version of the same engine. Both come equipped with an eight-speed automatic.

4. Stylish Design

Volvo XC40 Review | CarMax

The XC40 may be Volvo's entry-level crossover, but it's not short on style. LED Headlights  — which sport an automatic high beam feature — come standard across all 2019 models. Add that to the crisp design, sharp lines, and standard 18-inch wheels, and you have an attractive and capable small crossover.

5. Luxury and Comfort

Volvo XC40 Review: Front Seats | CarMax

All 2019 XC40 models come with standard leather seating as well as a leather steering wheel and shift knob. Opt for the R-Design and enjoy perforated fine Nappa and Nubuck leather throughout the upholstery. Options like a panoramic moonroof, genuine driftwood inlays for the dashboard, and even an amazing Orrefors® crystal gearshift knob up the luxury factor to the next level.

Volvo XC40 Review: Backseats | CarMax

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For the 2019 Volvo XC90, even the base AWD models are equipped with four-zone climate control and heated seats, all standard. This and more give this popular SUV a well-deserved reputation for a great drive, especially for families. Want an extraordinarily luxurious ride? You'll love the 2019's Excellence trim, in which every seat includes heat, ventilation, and massaging functions. This three-row vehicle seats up to seven with style and it is versatile enough to meet your needs.

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Volvo XC40 features and specs

T4 Inscription 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.9"/R 36.1"

Head room

F 37.6"/R 38.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



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Color options

Interior colors:

  • Amazon Blue

  • Black Stone

  • Bright Silver Metallic

  • Fusion Red Metallic

  • Ice White

  • Onyx Black Metallic

  • Osmium Grey Metallic

Interior details

The compact Volvo XC40 sits at the entry level for Volvo crossovers. However, that does not mean that it is small on luxury and comfort. With standard leather seating and leather on key touchpoints like the steering wheel and shift knob, the XC40 is built for comfortable cruising. With a range of options across all trim levels, it should be easy to find the right model to suit your discerning taste.

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