The upcoming 2019 Volvo XC40 is a 2-row/5-passenger crossover SUV. This luxurious crossover is the smallest and the least expensive model in the Volvo’s lineup. Slotted under the XC60 and XC90 models, the XC40 comes with beautiful design and modern interior. The SUV is fun to drive, it offers plenty of standard equipment and safety rating is good.
Furthermore, driving manners are great, along with the handling, and the 2019 model is all-new. The 2019 XC40 was presented in a T5 form and we saw how changes this model suffered. Everything from the interior, to driving performances, is changed and improved, so let’s take a look.
2019 Volvo XC40 Exterior dimensions and design look
The good thing about the exterior of the 2019 Volvo XC40 is that the Swedish carmaker didn’t design like that a smaller version of XC60 or XC90. Instead, the upcoming XC40 model features a unique design and it looks gorgeous. As mentioned, this is the smallest crossover SUV in Volvo’s lineup and while it looks rugged, the exterior comes with youthful appearance and elegance. A design is angular and sharp. The dimension of this SUV measures wheelbase of 106.4 inches, length 174.2 inches, width is 73.3 inch and height 65.3. It weighs 3800 lb.
Also, the C-pillar stretches all the way from the rear door windows to the base and the front grille is concave. Distinctive look continues over the new “Thor’s hammer” headlights and the hood that adds more nicely shaped creases. At the rear, a beautiful power tailgate comes as standard and under it, twin exhaust outlets are placed. Momentum trim level includes a white roof, while R-Design models come with the black one. 19-inch wheels are coming as standard on the base model. However, there will be options to upgrade from standard wheels to stylish 21-inch alloy wheels.
2019 Volvo XC40 Interior is more modern and techy
The approaching 2019 Volvo XC40 comes with a very modern and functional interior. The drive position is excellent, along with the visibility. A 12.3-inch driver display is all digital and is placed next to the 9-inch touchscreen. This vertically 9.0-inch touchscreen is also seen in the models XC60 and the XC90.
Rear seats in the 2019 Volvo XC40 are offering good legroom and the cargo space is great. An optional rear-storage solution folds up cargo floor for the additional cargo area. This model comes with a cargo volume of 21 cu ft. However, with all space that gives, the 2019 Volvo XC40 is able to accumulate five passengers. Leather seats are standard, along with the power driver’s seat, automatic climate control, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and new safety features. A panoramic moonroof is optional, just like the wireless phone charger, Harman/Kardon premium audio system, and a crystal shift knob.
There will be also a Premium package that will include semi-autonomous Pilot Assist drive system, hands-free tailgate control, hidden storage that sits under driver`s seat and garage remote control that is universal.
The perfectly crafted SUV 2019 Volvo XC40 will be eqquiped with great packages of safety. In the crash test, this model gain great scores. Thanks to the standard features like Anti-lock brakes, Stability control, Front and side impact airbags, Overhead and knee airbags, Pretensioners, Anti-whiplash and Security system. Furthermore, there will be a big list of additional features that one can get.
2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD and XC40 T4 FWD Engine and Output
There are two available drivetrain options under the hood of 2019 Volvo XC40. It is basically the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but with different specs. A first drivetrain is available on T5 models, it comes with an all-wheel-drive setup and it can produce 248 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. The second unit is featured on T4 models. This one comes with the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. However, this adds front-wheel-drive and it cranks 187 HP and 221 lb-ft of torque.
Generally, T5 models will come with more power, while T4 models will have a better fuel economy. Both engines are coming with an 8-speed automatic transmission. A start/stop system is available too, and Volvo announced a hybrid model in the near future. With the model T5 that accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6,2 sec, one will be able to reach a top speed of 131 mph.
Both engines are a very good performer in this section. The first one that comes with AWD system or T5 model will provide EPA city/highway fuel economy of 23/31 mpg. However, the second one T4 that comes with front-wheel drive system will give the similar numbers like the T5 model 25/33.
2019 Volvo XC40 Price and Release Date
The all-new 2019 Volvo XC40 will cost around #35,000. The T5 model is slightly higher, about $36,500. The R-Design model can top $45,000. Latest Volvo’s crossover SUV will go on sale later this year.
This good-looking SUV 2019 Volvo XC40 comes with great engines that are efficient. With this specs and power, it will compete with Lexus NX, Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1 and many other models in this segment.