Volvo XC40 Model Overview at Volvo Cars Cincinnati

  Key Features

  • Starting at $36,350 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
  • Vibrant range of nine different exterior colors
  • 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
  • Built-in Google infotainment operating system, with Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
  • Standard 4-year subscription to Volvo On Call services

About the 2023 Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 sets the standard for a compact luxury SUV, highlighted by a striking design, advanced safety innovations, and cutting-edge technology. The XC40 arrived in the US as one of the safest, well-equipped compact SUVs available on the market thanks to award-winning technology already found on the XC90 and XC60 models. With the addition of the XC40, the Volvo SUV lineup features three of the most cutting-edge vehicles in each of their respective segments. The larger 7-Passenger XC90 remains the most awarded SUV of the century while the mid-sized XC60 remains Volvo's most popular SUV.

Providing the foundation for upcoming vehicles in the Volvo 40 series, the XC40 is the first model on Volvo Cars' Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform. XC40 shoppers will have their selection of a standard B4 powertrain featuring an efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engine and mild hybrid system producing 194 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque with front-wheel drive. Searching for more power? Step up to the B5 powertrain and you'll enjoy 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. Each of these powertrains comes paired to a responsive 8-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission. No matter what your weekend agenda looks like, you'll be prepared to take on any challenge with the stylish XC40.

What the Critics Say

"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." -- MotorTrend

"Dripping with personality, the Volvo XC40 is the antidote to anodyne compact luxury SUVs. Its fun style outside is paired with impressive practicality, and price tags that can stay reasonable with optional extras." -- Autoblog

What's New for 2023

The big news for 2023 is that all forms of the gasoline-powered XC40 now also have a mild hybrid system. This means improved fuel economy and a horsepower bump for the base engine. Exterior styling has been tweaked, but not much. The roof is now body-colored with all paint options, and there is a new grille, headlights, and bumpers. The trim levels have been completely reworked, although there are still three of them, and the options for interior colors have been changed. The infotainment system has been changed as well, and is now powered by a Google-based operating system similar to Android Auto. But Volvo hasn't forgotten Apple users, CarPlay is still standard.


Volvo XC40 Features

Volvo XC40

Scandinavian Design

Featuring SUV styling blended with youthful design, the Volvo XC40 is a truly authentic SUV for the urban environment. A high ground clearance gives the XC40 a commanding presence and excellent visibility from the driver's seat. A wide range of vibrant, contemporary paint options allow the Volvo XC40 to reflect your unique personality. Up front, signature Thor's Hammer headlights provide a distinctive complement to the bold front grille. Inside and out, the purposeful looks and clean lines give the XC40 a distinctly Scandanavian design in a segment saturated with German look-alikes.

Volvo XC40 Interior

Inviting Interior

Blending contemporary Scandinavian design with premium materials, the interior of the XC40 is thoughtfully designed to fit your active lifestyle. Tailor the interior to suit your mood, either with natural lighting from the available panoramic sunroof or color-matched integrated LED lighting for added ambiance. Every aspect of the interior has been designed with strong emphasis on everyday practicality.

Smart daily use features including a customizable cargo area, integrated bag hooks, and large door pockets offer convenient storage for all of your essential items. A Wireless Qi charging compatible dedicated cell phone storage space eliminates clutter and keeps your phone easily accessible. A standard 9-inch touchscreen offers a high-resolution display that's as easy to use as your smartphone thanks to standard built-in Google and Apple CarPlay integration.

Volvo XC40 Safety

Advanced Safety

Volvo continues their legendary reputation for engineering some of the safest vehicles on the road with the XC40. Standard Volvo City Safety technologies found on every XC40 provide added protection from the unexpected on the roadways. City Safety Collision Avoidance technology offers pedestrian, cyclist, vehicle, and large animal detection with emergency autobrake.

Additional safety and driver assistance systems found on the XC40 are Pilot Assist, Cross Traffic Alert with brake support, and Run-off Road protection and mitigation. Driver Alert Control monitors your steering inputs to see how they compare to your regular driving style, and the system will suggest taking a break should you begin to show signs of drowsiness or erratic driving. 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, minimizing the likelihood of a rear-end collision.

Volvo XC40 Infotainment

Connectivity and Technology

Available Sensus Navigation Pro provides intuitive guidance and connects seamlessly with Volvo cloud-based services and navigation apps featured in the XC40. Make calls, enjoy music, and navigate easily using the touch screen, steering wheel controls, or voice control with either the built-in Google or the standard Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Virtual Park Assist with 360° camera, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a hands-free power tailgate each offer added convenience to XC40 drivers. The Volvo Cars App connects your Volvo to your smartphone and is your digital key to a range of convenient services. A four year subscription to Volvo Digital Services comes standard on the XC40.

Volvo XC40 Specs & Trims

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 fog lights
  • 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

*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.