New Volvo XC40 Model Review

New Volvo XC40 Model Information | The Autobarn Volvo Cars Oak Park

2021 Volvo XC40 at The Autobarn Volvo Cars Oak Park

Take to the streets in the nimble new 2021 Volvo XC40, a compact SUV featuring a unique Scandinavian design and world-class safety technology. Turn heads in the XC40's with its sculpted frame, expressive T-shaped LED lightings, and bold rims. Inside you're greeted by a modern and minimalist cabin loaded with all the latest premium technology, including a 9-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and a Harman Kardon sound system. From its responsive powertrain package to a collection of intuitive and sophisticated features, alongside a highly versatile design, the XC40 is the luxury crossover for you. Check out what XC40 has to offer for your next adventure on the road. Find out more and test drive the all-new 2021 Volvo XC40 at The Autobarn Volvo Cars Oak Park, IL.

Starting at $33,700

New Volvo XC40 Highlights and XC60 Comparisons

  • Price: The XC40 starts at $33,700, compared to the XC60's starting price of $40,150.
  • Size: The XC40 is Volvos compact crossover with a 174.2 inch length and 80.1 inch width, whereas the XC60 is an SUV and is longer at 184.6 inches in length and 83.3 inch width.
  • Fuel Economy MPG: XC40 Momentum offers 23 City / 33 Highway and the XC60 Momentum offers 22 City / 29 Highway.
  • Cargo Capacity: XC40 Momentum has 57.5 cu.ft. of cargo space, compared to the XC60 Momentum's 63.3 cu.ft. of cargo space.
  • Safety: XC40 comes equipped with IntelliSafe technologies, including City Safety Collision Avoidance Technology, Lane Keeping Aid and Road Sign Information.
  • Technology: XC40 comes loaded with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration on a 9-inch Sensus Touchscreen.
  • Premium Comforts: Available laminated panoramic moonroof with power sunshade, 10-way power seats with memory and advanced LED headlights with Auto High Beam.

What's New for the 2021 Model?

The 2021 XC40 expands on its stellar 2020 model year by adding several standard features, including leather upholstery, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, and adaptive headlights. 2021 also saw the debut of a new electric XC40 Recharge, an EV with an impressive range of up to 208 miles.

Exterior and Interior Design

The Volvo XC40 embraces its Swedish design with a contemporary look that combines fun and functional features into a seamless look. The SUV is small and compact, ideal for a versatile and on-the-go lifestyle.

Inside, you'll find plenty of room for up to five passengers and an expansive cargo area that fits shopping trips as easily as it handles camping adventures. The XC40 Momentum has a total 57.5 cu.ft. of cargo space. Cargo area in the new 2021 XC40 vs the Audi Q3 is more impressive with the Q3's offering of only 48 cu.ft. with the rear seats folded down.  Additional luxury features offered throughout the 2021 XC40 lineup includes:

  • Eight-way Power Driver Seat with Driver Seat Memory
  • Power-Operated Tailgate
  • 18" 5-Spoke Silver Alloy wheel
  • LED Headlights with Volo's Signature Thor's Hammer Lights
  • Smart Storage, including a Full-Size Tissue Box and Waste Basket


The 2021 XC40 comes with two available powertrain options that you can choose from. The more powerful choice is included with the all-wheel drive T5 configuration, with an output of 248 horsepower and a maximum of 258 pound-feet of torque. Keep things moving along with the 2021 Volvo XC40.

At 187 horsepower and 26 mpg combined, the new 2021 XC40 offers more standard power and mileage than the Audi Q3 which not only costs more but also only produces 184 horsepower and 25 mpg standard. Additional performance highlights found in the new 2021 XC40 include:

  • Volvo XC40 Recharge model with over 200 mile range and up to 402 horsepower
  • Direct Injected Turbocharged Engine
  • Energy recovering braking and optional Four-C active chassis
  • 3,500 lbs. towing capacity


The new Volvo XC40 offers an impressive package of advanced technology that combines comfort along with convenience and helps you enjoy the ride with top-of-the-line technologies. Experience intuitive technology built around you, access everything from navigation and music to preheat, pre-cool and more from the comfort of your home.

Explore great upgradable features including dual-zone automatic climate control, 13-speaker premium Harmon Kardon speaker system, and wireless charging. Features several competitors lack being able to even offer.

  • 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display
  • 250-watt High-Performance Audio with Eight Speakers
  • Smartphone Integration from Apple and Android
  • Volvo On-Call App


Keep an extra pair of eyes on the roads around you with cutting-edge safety features that have your back. Features that competitors lack or only offer for more money, like the standard lane keep assist on the new XC40 that cost more on the new BMW X3. Don't compromise your safety, explore all of the latest standard and available safety features found on the new 2021 XC40 including:

  • Automatic Braking After Collision
  • Collision Avoidance by City Safety
  • Driver Alert Control
  • Lane Departure Warning/Lane-Keeping Aid
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation

Trim Options

XC40 Momentum

XC40 Momentum

Starting at $33,700

  • 18" 5-Spoke Silver Alloy wheel
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Urban Grid decor inlays
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • 12.3" Digital Driver Display
XC40 R-Design

XC40 R-Design

Starting at $38,950

  • 19" 5-Double Spoke Matt Black Diamond-cut Alloy wheel
  • Nappa Leather & Nubuck Upholstery
  • Cutting Edge Decor Inlays
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Sport Chassis
XC40 Inscription

XC40 R-Design

Starting at $39,450

  • 18" 6-Spoke Black Diamond-cut Alloy wheel
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Driftwood Inlays
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Dynamic Chassis


Output is 187 hp on the FWD XC40 T4 or 248 hp in the XC40 T5 model, which has AWD as standard. The new all-electric XC40 P8 Recharge is the most powerful model at an estimated 402 hp.

The new 2021 XC40 dimensions are from 174.2” L x 80.1” x 65.3” H.

The new XC40 offers an impressive 3,500 lbs. towing capacity, perfect for towing anything from boats to campers.

The rear seats offer plenty of space for all passengers to stretch out and relax with an impressive 39.1” of head room, 56.3” of shoulder room, and 36.1” of leg room.

The new 2021 XC40 offers both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, unlocking seamless control of integrated entertainment options.

The new 2021 Volvo XC40 comes with a 250-watt High-Performance Audio with eight speakers standard and can be upgraded to Harman Kardon premium sound with 13-speakers.

Size, the XC40 is a compact crossover with a 174.2 inch length and 80.1 inch width, whereas the XC60 is an SUV and is longer at 184.6 inches in length and 83.3 inch width.

There are a lot of great options that can help make the new XC40 perfect for you, from the exterior styling kit that enhances the front and rear skid plate, door mouldings, and adds 21-inch wheels for a more robust look; to an available aluminum bicycle holder and protective steel grill cargo fence for added versatility.

Yes, the new 2021 XC40 offers an impressive 23 city and 33 highway. In addition to the standard gas model, the new XC40 also comes in an electric model called the Volvo XC40 Recharge which can offer over 200 mpge.

Yes! Not only does the new 2021 Volvo XC40 have an innovative blind spot information system (BLIS™) with steer assist, the new XC40 also comes equipped with a suite of driver assistant features including 360° bird's eye parking view, cross traffic alert, and more.


  1. The Autobarn Volvo Cars Oak Park

    1140 Garfield Street
    Oak Park, IL 60304

    • Sales: 708-848-8500
Loading Map...

Visit Our Team

  • Contact our Sales Department at: 708-848-8500
  • Monday9am - 8pm
  • Tuesday9am - 8pm
  • Wednesday9am - 8pm
  • Thursday9am - 8pm
  • Friday9am - 8pm
  • Saturday9am - 6pm
  • SundayClosed