2022 Volvo XC40

MSRP $34,495 Est.

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2022 Volvo XC40 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 20, 2021

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In the compact luxury SUV market, the competition is very high with almost all the renowned car manufacturers from around the world offering a ton of options and amongst these, the Volvo XC40 is no exception. In its category, it stands tall against a few. 

Launched in 2019, the XC40 has not received a single update to its looks which is not something to frown upon. The XC40 still looks like a new kid on the block with its funky demeanor and rather a boxy styling. Also, with time, Volvo has implemented a few important additions to it to make it updated with the latest tech and make the car as refined as it gets. The current model year is a testimony to the same. 

The 2022 Volvo XC40 is expected to carry on with similar looks albeit with some tweaks done to enhance the looks. Also expected are some changes in the XC40 Recharge predicted by an announcement made by the company.

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Pros

Unmatched ride quality

Feature-loaded interior

Excellent handling dynamics

Futuristic design language

Cons

Cramped rear seating arrangements

Not an exciting infotainment system

What's New?

A facelift is expected

Newer interior features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$34495

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

horsepower

187 hp @ 4700 rpm

torque

221 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $34,495 Est. onwards

187 hp @ 4700 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Volvo XC40 in Thunder Gray Metallic color 2022 Volvo XC40 in Alfa White color
Thunder Gray Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The XC40 covers almost every aspect of a luxury crossover SUV - it has an impressive road presence, a very upmarket interior, disciplined power delivery, and comfortable ride quality. With the price of the upcoming model expected to have a hike of around $1000 or more, the XC40 will compete with the likes of current-gen Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

2022 Volvo XC40 Features

The Momentum is the base trim and will come at an expected price of $36,345 for the front-wheel-drive option and it packs a lot of standard features. The R-Design is expected to be priced around $40,950 and will come with features like a sporty designed steering wheel, a black colored grille with a mesh-like design, chrome-coated exhaust cutout, and a lot more. Lastly, the Inscription trim is top-of-the-line with a price bump of over $2000 from the R-Design. It comes with new skid plates, chrome accents on the exterior and the list goes on.

Trims

Momentum

R-Design

Inscription

MSRP

$33,700

$38,950

$39,450

Key Features

LED exterior lighting

Adds to Momentum

Adds to R-Design

 

18-inch alloy wheels

Unique grille

Chrome grille

 

Rain-sensing windshield wipers

Gloss black exterior trim

Unique 19-inch wheels

 

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors

Black painted roof

Crystal-trimmed gear shifter knob

 

12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen

Distinctive 19-inch wheels

Interior wood trim

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 

Panoramic moonroof

 

 

Power-adjustable driver's seat

Upgraded leather upholstery

 

 

Keyless ignition

Navigation

 
 

Power liftgate

Power-folding rear headrests

 
 

Leather seats

Power-adjustable passenger seat

 
 

Eight-speaker audio system

Dual-zone climate control

 

Talking of driver-assistance features, all the trims come equipped with blind-spot monitoring, driver attention warning, adaptive headlights, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and forward collision mitigation as standard. Volvo has also given the option to choose from four optional packages namely, Premium, Climate, and Advanced; all of them providing distinctive features packed into the system.

We recommend

Given how well-equipped the Volvo XC40 is from the get-go, we would like to recommend the entry-level Momentum trim. It has all the features that one would expect and need from a car like this. To top it off, we’d opt-in for the T5 to enjoy the more powerful power plant and all-wheel drive.

Price

The 2022 XC40 will see no change in trims on offer - Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. There is an all-electric model of the Volvo XC40 known as the Recharge P8. This model was launched recently for the 2021 model year and will cost around $55,000 for the 2022 iteration.

Release Date

The release date of the 2022 XC40 is not announced by Volvo yet but we can expect the car to be launched maybe at the end of 2021 or at the beginning of 2022.

2022 Volvo XC40 Engine and Performance

The 2022 XC40 is expected to get the same engine options currently available in the 2021 model year - a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. The T4 comes as an FWD and produces 187 horses and quite punchy 221 lb-ft of torque. The other option, the T5, bumps the power to 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft torque and sends it to all four wheels. Both the engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. 

On another note, the 2021 XC40 Recharge P8 has been launched with two all-electric motors capable of churning out an impressive 402 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque. The handling dynamics of the Volvo XC40 are excellent with impressive cornering capabilities and minimal body roll. The underlying chassis handles the tasks really well with adequate suspension dampening that even out road bumps, and also offering high-speed stability. Overall, the XC40 is a comfortable ride.

Models

2022 Volvo XC40

2021 Audi Q3

2021 BMW X1

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA

MSRP

$35,000

$34,000

$35,400

$36,230

Engine

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

AWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed Geartronic automatic

8-speed Tiptronic automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed dual-clutch automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

187hp @ 4700rpm

184hp @ 4800rpm

228hp @ 5000rpm

221hp @ 5500rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

221lb-ft @ 1400rpm

221lb-ft @ 3500rpm

258lb-ft @ 1450rpm

258lb-ft @ 1620rpm

The XC40 feels quite sluggish and does not perform close to the competition. It does 0-60 miles per hour in 9.0 seconds which is really slow considering the competition. The more powerful XC40 T5 completes its 0-60mph sprint to 6.7 seconds, making it on par with its rivals.

2022 Volvo XC40 Fuel Economy

The 2022 Volvo XC40 is expected to have a similar fuel economy, given that the engine will be unchanged from the 2021 model year. The current model returns a slightly lower fuel economy than the competition - 23MPG in the city and 32MPG on the highways, for a combined fuel economy of 26MPG. 

These economic figures are from the T4 variant. The T5 variant is expected to deliver a bit lower mileage as it engages all four wheels and provides around a 20% power boost over the T4 variant. The fuel tank capacity stands at 14.2 gallons which is slightly lower than that of the Audi Q3 and BMW X1. 

Models

2022 Volvo XC40

2021 Audi Q3

2021 BMW X1

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA

MPG (City)

23

22

24

25

MPG (Highway)

32

30

33

34

MPG (Combined)

26

25

27

28

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.2

15.9

16.1

13.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

326/454/369

349/477/397

386/531/434

337/459/378

Mercedes-Benz GLA leads the table with an impressive 25MPG in the city, 34MPG on the highways. However, the only caveat is its fuel tank capacity which is the lowest in the competition. BMW X1 is ahead in this aspect with pretty decent mileage figures and its range is class-leading; thanks to a much bigger fuel tank capacity.

2022 Volvo XC40 Interior

The interior of the XC40 is expected to stay similar to the 2021 model year with improvements expected in the rear seating arrangement. The interior is quite stylish with subtle luxury elements embedded across all three trims. The dashboard has a nice texture on it and is not made of cheap plastics. The top-of-the-line Inscription trim gets wooden inserts around the cabin and dashboard which really pushes the overall luxury quotient of the car. The infotainment system on offer is very intuitive. The vehicle comes with the Sensus Connect with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display. Features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard with voice connectivity along with Bluetooth and an Eight-speaker audio system.

The cabin is spacious with a seating capacity of up to 5 people. The seats are very comfortable and come with leather seating across the trims. Both the front and rear seats offer a good amount of headroom and legroom which is surprising for its compact nature. The cargo capacity on offer is decent with 20.7-cubic feet which can be further expanded up to 47-cubic feet. Also, inside the cabin, there are plenty of cubby spaces to keep your essentials which can be accessed easily. 

Models

2022 Volvo XC40

2021 Audi Q3

2021 BMW X1

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.0/56.7/ 40.9

39.6/56.7/ 40.0

41.9/55.6/ 40.4

40.8/55.9/ 41.1

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.1/56.3/ 36.1

37.6/55.1/ 36.1

39.4/55.2/ 37.0

38.1/54.8/ 38.9

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

20.7

23.7

27.1

15.4

In the competition, all four cars mostly have similar interior space with enough headroom and legroom. Although to be accurate, the BMW X1 has more headroom and legroom at both the front and rear with the class-leading cargo capacity. The other three cars including the Volvo XC40 are not as spacious but still are quite comfortable. The Mercedes-Benz GLA offers the least amount of cargo capacity on offer. A few of the interior highlights are as follows:

  • Swedish design.
  • Luxury components on the higher trims.
  • 9-inch touchscreen display.
  • 600 watt Harman Kardon speakers. (Optional)
  • Leather upholstery.
  • 8-way power-adjustability for the driver and the front passenger with memory functions and lumbar adjustments. 
  • Power headrests and power-folding rear backrests. (Optional)
  • Keyless entry.

2022 Volvo XC40 Exterior

The XC40 looks stunning. We are, however, expecting a slight change in the exterior looks for the 2022 model year. As for the 2021 model year, the looks of the car are futuristic and look stunning from the get-go. However, each trim gets its distinctive exterior styling with some added features and materials. The front of the car has Thor’s hammer-styled LED DRLs which look stunning and instantly recognizable with the chrome grille. 

With the R-Design, the XC40 gets a black glossy roof and a few other chrome elements at the door handle and black skid plates, etc. The car comes equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels which are stunning in their appeal. At the rear, the LED taillights with the beautifully designed tail section are always something to consider if you are a true art fan. 

Models

2022 Volvo XC40

2021 Audi Q3

2021 BMW X1

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Curb Weight (lbs)

3574

3902

3554

3384

Length (inches)

174.2

176.6

175.5

173.6

Width (inches)

73.3

72.8

71.7

72.2

Height (inches)

65.3

62.9

62.9

63.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.3

7.5

7.2

7.2

Wheelbase (inches)

106.4

105.5

105.1

107.4

The XC40 is quite compact at 174.2 inches which makes it a perfect crossover SUV. The ground clearance is best in class at 8.3 inches which makes it very practical, but it is not intended to go off-road. But given the higher ground clearance, it can handle bad patches with no difficulty whatsoever. A few of the exterior features which are worth taking note of are as follows:

  • LED headlights and taillights.
  • 19-inch 5 spoke design alloy wheels.
  • Chrome elements around the car.
  • Electronic liftgate control.
  • Tinted windows.

2022 Volvo XC40 Safety

The safety quotient of the Volvo XC40 is very impressive, much credit to the good build quality. The 2021 model year received “Good” ratings from IIHS and even bagged the “Top Safety Pick+” which is again a tremendous feat. 

The 2022 model year is expected to carry the baton. Apart from the impressive safety ratings, the XC40 is equipped with several modern safety and driver-assistance features as standard. A few of these features are:

  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Driver attention warning
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Post-collision braking system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Run-off road mitigation
  • Whiplash injury prevention system
  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Semi-autonomous driving
  • Emergency crash notification

2022 Volvo XC40 Competition

2022 Volvo XC40 vs 2021 Audi Q3

The Volvo XC40 and the Audi Q3 have similar cabin space and overall exterior dimensions but the Q3 wins to take the lead in terms of cargo capacity. The XC40 has the edge in other areas like the interior due to the use of premium materials and soft-touch surfaces, unlike the Q3’s rather plastic-like materials. The XC40 leads the Q3 in terms of performance and fuel economy as well. Talking about the value, the XC40 is a better deal overall.

2022 Volvo XC40 vs 2021 BMW X1

With the BMW X1, the Volvo XC40 goes head-to-head. X1 seems like a beast in terms of performance with impressive fuel efficiency whereas the XC40 looks aesthetically pleasing with better interior design and quality. Not only that, the XC40 is also priced lower than the X1, making it a better proposition for first-time buyers.

2022 Volvo XC40 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA

The Mercedes-Benz GLA offers best-in-class mileage and performance. However, the boot space is rather small making the GLA less practical for daily driving. The XC40 is superior in overall cabin luxuries and the tech it offers along with the number of standard features on offer.

2022 Volvo XC40 Final Verdict

The 2022 Volvo XC40 will be a great buy for a person who wants a luxurious crossover SUV at a price that will not break his/her bank. It will offer the same amount of luxury, features, safety, and overall quality as the current model year and on top of that, it’ll also make some improvements which are much requested from the owners.

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