2022 Volvo XC40

MSRP $34,495 - $41,850

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2022 Volvo XC40 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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Awarded the prestigious European Car of the Year award, the 2022 Volvo XC40, based on the Compact Modular Architecture, comes with certain feature updates for the year. Along with two new color shades, the trims such as R-Design and Inscription get a wireless device charging pad, while the Momentum trim no longer gets Front foglights. Prices for the 2022 Volvo XC40 starts from an expected MSRP of $36,500.

On the powertrain front, the 2022 Volvo XC40 gets a 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4  engine, that is presented in two states of tune. 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 a rather boxy styling. 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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Unmatched ride quality

Feature-loaded interior

Excellent handling dynamics

Futuristic design language


Cramped rear seats

Noisy cabin

What's New?

R-Design and Inscription trims get a wireless device charging pad

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vehicle bio

base price



4dr SUV

passenger capacity



front wheel drive

engine type


120 cu.in.


187 hp @ 4700 rpm


221 lb.-ft. @ 1400 rpm


8-Speed Automatic


suspension front


suspension rear


brake rotors (f/r)

13.6/11.9 in.



106.4 in.


174.2 in.


73.3 in.


65.3 in.

curb weight

3625 lbs.

ground clearance

8.3 in.


cargo volume

47.2 cu ft.

fuel economy


23/26/23 mpg


roadside assistance


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Momentum$34,495 onwards

  • 18-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 2 - 1st row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Automatic Front air conditioning
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers
  • Rear Fog/driving lights
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

R-Design$39,350 onwards

  • Black-painted roof
  • High-gloss black exterior trim
  • Leather upholstery

Inscription$39,850 onwards

  • Chrome grille
  • Crystal-trimmed gear-shift knob
  • Hands-Free liftgate
  • Self-Parking system

Colors and Styles

2022 Volvo XC40 in Thunder Gray Metallic color
Thunder Gray Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Overall Rating

The 2022 Volvo 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 a youthful presence, both the T4 and T5 models deliver adequate power, whereas the fuel-economy ratings are amongst the best in the segment. With the price of the upcoming model expected to have a hike of around $1000 or more, the 2022 XC40 will compete with the likes of current-gen Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

What is the Price of the 2022 Volvo XC40?

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. The regular 2022 XC40, on the other hand, will cost around an MSRP of $36,500.

What is the Release Date of the 2022 Volvo XC40?

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.


Engine and Performance

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2022 Volvo XC40 Buying Advice

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, for a price point of $36,500, we’d opt-in for the T5 to enjoy the more powerful power plant and all-wheel drive.

2022 Volvo XC40 Features


The 2022 Volvo XC40 comes in over 3 trims, namely Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. The Momentum is the base trim and will come at an expected price of $36,500 for the front-wheel-drive option and it packs a lot of standard features. The R-Design is expected to be priced around $40,000 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 $3500 from the R-Design.









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

Upgraded leather upholstery

Further apart from the prescribed trim levels, the 2022 Volvo XC40 also comes with various other optional packages, namely Premium, Vision, Advanced, and Multimedia, although for a premium. For 2022, Volvo also brings about just one feature addition in the form of a wireless device charging pad, that comes standard with R-Design and Inscription trims.

2022 Volvo XC40 Engine and Performance


The XC40 T4 generally moves well enough, but some competitors ar emore fun - Motortrend

The 2022 Volvo XC40 is expected to get the same engine options currently available in the 2021 model year - a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 unit differentiated to two states of tune. The XC40 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 a slick-shifting 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 offers high-speed stability. Overall, the 2022 XC40 does provide a surprisingly comfortable ride.


2022 Volvo XC40

2022 Audi Q3

2022 BMW X1

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA







2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4







8-speed Geartronic automatic

8-speed Tiptronic automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed dual-clutch automatic


248 hp @ 4700 RPM

228 hp @ 4800 RPM

228 hp @ 5000 RPM

221 hp @ 5500 RPM


258 lb-ft @ 1400 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1450 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1620 RPM

0-60 MPH 6.0 secs 7.4 secs 6.6 secs 6.8 secs
Quarter Mile 14.5 secs 15.7 secs 14.9 secs 14.9 secs

The 2022 XC40 feels quite sluggish and does not perform close to the competition. The 2022 XC60 is able to sprint from 0-60 MPH in just 7.8 seconds, which is really slow considering the competition. Whereas the more powerful T5 variant is able to do the same in just 6.0 seconds, bringing 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 - 23 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highways, for a combined fuel economy of 26 MPG. 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. 22 MPG in the city and 30 MIles to the gallon out on the highway is what the T5 delivers. The fuel tank capacity stands at 14.2 gallons which is slightly lower than that of the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.


2022 Volvo XC40

2022 Audi Q3

2022 BMW X1

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA

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MPG (Highway)





MPG (Combined)





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Mercedes-Benz GLA leads the table with an impressive 25 MPG in the city, 34 MPG 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


It's cabin is thoughtfully designed with clever storage opportunities, and its cargo area is generously sized - Car and Driver

The interior of the 2022 Volvo 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.

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. 


2022 Volvo XC40

2022 Audi Q3

2022 BMW X1

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Seating Capacity





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)





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:

  • 9-inch touchscreen display
  • 600 watt Harman Kardon speakers (Optional)
  • Leather upholstery
  • 8-way power-adjustability with memory functions and lumbar adjustments
  • Power headrests and power-folding rear backrests (Optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

2022 Volvo XC40 Exterior


The 2022 Volvo 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 its renowned Thor’s hammer-styled LED DRLs which look stunning and instantly recognizable with the chrome grille. 

With the R-Design, the 2022 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. 


2022 Volvo XC40

2022 Audi Q3

2022 BMW X1

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA

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Ground Clearance (inches)





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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
  • Electronic liftgate control
  • Dual tailpipes
  • Tinted windows
  • Roof rails

2022 Volvo XC40 Safety


To put things into perspective, Volvo is the only automaker out there, whose whole lineup has at some point got the "Top Safety Pick+" rating from IIHS. The safety quotient of the Volvo XC40 is also very impressive, with 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 the latest Volvo's City Safety technology, which keeps you safe from a number of potential accident scenarios. Several modern safety and driver-assistance features are offered as standard.

A few of these safety 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

2022 Volvo XC40 Competition


2022 Volvo XC40 vs 2022 Audi Q3

The 2022 Volvo XC40 and the Audi Q3 have a similarly sized cabin space and overall exterior dimensions but the Q3 wins to take the lead in terms of cargo capacity. The XC40 has the Q3 beat 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 2022 XC40 also leads the Q3 in terms of performance and fuel economy as well. Talking about the value, the XC40 is definitely a better deal overall.

2022 Volvo XC40 vs 2022 BMW X1

With the BMW X1, the Volvo XC40 goes head-to-head in a number of areas. The BMW 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. Moreover, the XC40 is superior in overall cabin luxuries and the tech it offers along with the number of standard features on offer. Not only that but the XC40 is also priced lower than the X1, making it a better proposition for first-time buyers.

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. The 2022 MY 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 required if it has to sustain in this segment.

2022 Volvo XC40 FAQs

How fast is the 2022 Volvo XC40 from 0-60 MPH?

The 2022 Volvo XC40, with its 187 hp T4 engine, is able to sprint from 0-60 MPH in about 7.8 seconds, while the 248 hp T5 model is able to do the same in just about 6.0 seconds.

What are the exterior color shades available with the 2022 Volvo XC40?

The 2022 Volvo XC40 comes with over 8 exterior color shades, namely Black Stone, Thunder Grey Metallic, Fusion Red Metallic, Onyx Black, Crystal White, Glacier Silver, Denim Blue, and Pebble Grey.

What are the warranty packages offered with the 2022 XC40?

Similar to the competition, the 2022 Volvo XC40 comes with a comprehensive warranty package. A basic Limited warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles is offered, apart from a Powertrain warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles.

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