Volvo V40

The Volvo V40 is a small family sedan available in the UK and Europe. This four-door, five-passenger car is noted for its high safety ratings and comfortable interior for its size. It was named the "Car of the Year" in 2013 by the UK motoring website "Carsite". The V40 is available in four models--the V40 Inscription, the V40 Momentum, the V40 R-Design and the V40 Cross Country. The V40 is fairly priced with many optional features that allow buyers to customize their cars without having to purchase a lot of items that they won't really use.


What type of engine does the V40 have?

V40 buyers have a choice of a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, a 2.0L four-cylinder gasoline engine or a 1.5L four-cylinder direct injection gasoline engine. The V40 is offered with a choice of a six-speed manual transmission, a six-speed automatic transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission.


What are a few of the V40's specs?

The V40 is 170" long, 73" wide and 56" high. The car weighs 2,822 pounds, has a wheelbase of 104" and sits 5.19" from the ground. It can safely haul up to 2,000 pounds. The trunk capacity is rather small, with a little less than 12 cubic feet of cargo space.


What are some of the safety features on the V40?

The V40 comes with dual front airbags, a driver knee airbag, antilock brakes, electronic brake distribution, Volvo's patented rollover protection system, electronic stability control, and Volvo's patented City Safety automatic braking system. This car even has an airbag that deploys from under the hood to cushion the impact should you hit a pedestrian. The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) gave the V40 a safety score of 36.67 out of 37.00. It also performed well in the Euro NCAP crash tests, with a near-perfect 98% rating.


How much does the V40 cost?

The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the V40 starts at $39,900. Volvo offers a five year, 60,000 warranty and maintenance plan. They also offer an extended maintenance plan for an additional amount.


What are a few of the interior features on the V40?

In addition to the information and entertainment features, the V40 features cruise control, a frameless rearview mirror, tinted windows, mud flaps, optional leather seats, an automatic climate control system, milled aluminum door and dashboard trim, an optional sunroof, and optional heated seats.


What are a few of the exterior features on the V40?

On the outside, the V40 features LED daytime running lights, an optional rear spoiler, optional sport tailpipes, a fixed towbar, choice of 12 different wheel designs in black and metal alloy, a roof box for storage, an optional bike bracket, an optional kayak cradle, and an optional ski and snowboard rack.

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