2020 Volvo XC40

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Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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New for 2020

  • XC40 trims have been upgraded with Panoramic Sunroof, Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Monitor, Automated Parking, Cloth Seats, Leatherette & Cloth, and Leather & Suede Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.

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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
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

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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.



5 reasons to buy the 2020 Volvo XC40

1. Lots of storage space

The 2020 Volvo XC40 is a subcompact SUV, but it has ample storage space that's comparable to that of some larger SUVs. The Volvo XC40 offers 20.7 cu-ft of cargo room in the trunk, which increases to 47.2 cu-ft with the rear seats folded down. In addition to the generous overall cargo volume, there are a couple of handy small-item storage options and various useful features, such as bag hooks on the glove box and a little trash bin in the center console.

2. Refined and roomy interior

The 2020 Volvo XC40 can seat up to five people in supportive and comfortable seats, lined with cloth and synthetic upholstery. Visibility for the driver is excellent, and blind spots are reduced to a minimum thanks to large windows in the back. Front legroom measures 40.9 inches, with second-row passengers getting 36.1 inches—plenty of room even for adults on a short drive. Headroom in the front seats measures 39 inches, and 39.1 inches for passengers in the back seat.

3. Powerful engine options

If you're looking for an SUV that performs well on the open road, the Volvo XC40 is a great choice. The base engine on the 2020 Volvo XC40 is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 187 hp and front-wheel drive, while the available option is a 2.0L four-cylinder that delivers 248 hp with all-wheel drive. They're both paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, offering peppy acceleration and a dynamic, nimble driving experience.

4. High level of connectivity

The connectivity on the 2020 Volvo XC40 is impressive. The XC40 comes standard with Volvo's Sensus Connect infotainment system, which includes a nine-inch touchscreen that's positioned vertically, really drawing the eye to the center of the cabin. The system offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth® connectivity, and three USB ports. 

5. Advanced driver-assistance technology

One thing you can count on when buying a Volvo—especially a more recent model like the 2020 XC40—is that it will have the latest driver-assistance technology. The 2020 Volvo XC40 is equipped with various driver aids that can make it easier for you to handle whatever the day brings. Many of these features are part of the standard equipment, such as the automated emergency braking system with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist, forward collision warning, oncoming collision mitigation, and traffic sign recognition.

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2020 Volvo XC40 trims

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