Volvo Cars Hilton Head Answers Your Volvo XC40 Questions

As the newest member of Volvo's phenomenal lineup, the Volvo XC40 has a lot to live up to. So how does it stack up vs its siblings? Volvo Cars Hilton Head will answer that and some other frequently asked questions Bluffton and Beaufort drivers have had about the first Volvo compact crossover below!

What Trim Levels are Available on the Volvo XC40?

With three available trim levels, Hardeeville drivers will have three unique ways to customize your XC40 experience.

The Momentum trim opens up the lineup with striking Thor's Hammer LED headlights and bold 18-inch wheels. The nine-inch Sensus display sits vertically on the center console for easier access and more visibility, while the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that is an upgrade on other models is standard with the XC40.

R Design is Volvo's sporty equivalent, and a slick, two-tone paint option helps you stand out even further. Unique wheels can be sized up to 20 inches, while black grille and trim pieces make the XC40 look even more sleek than it already did. A charcoal interior can be offset with contrast stitching for a striking view inside, and a sport chassis sharpens handling for extra fun through the curves.

Finally, the XC40 Inscription dials up the luxury with features such as a crystal gear shift and a panoramic moonroof. You'll also love the distinct chrome touches both inside and out, while leather upholstery keeps you comfortable on even your longest journeys.

What is the 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display?

Sitting where your instrument cluster should be, the 12.3-inch digital driver display is a whole new approach to vehicle information systems. In its standard view it will look very familiar - a tachometer, speedometer, gear indicator, trip, temperature, and mileage information along with fuel level and fluid temperatures all take their normal positions. But when you switch to navigation mode, your dials shrink and mileage information slides to the bottom to make space for your map in the center. And with the steering wheel mounted controls you can cycle through panes to view infotainment data such as what song is currently playing and who is on the phone, and you'll even get info from your safety systems regarding blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assistance, and forward collision alert.

What Makes the Volvo XC40 Unique to Volvo's Lineup?

The Volvo XC40 is the first ever compact crossover to grace Volvo's family of models. Smaller than the XC60, the XC40 was built for the type of driver who needs an efficient, easy to park vehicle but appreciates the aesthetics and comfort offered by an SUV. The ride height, high seat position, and high roof line of the Volvo XC40 make it supremely comfortable and easy to drive in all types of conditions, while the short wheelbase makes it nimble enough to bomb around the city with ease.

Is the Volvo XC40 All-Wheel Drive?

While the Volvo XC40 is available with all-wheel drive, you'll have to upgrade to the T5 engine to have it. The T4 is a 187-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine focused on increasing efficiency, and therefore all-wheel drive is not available. The more powerful T5 bumps power to 248 horsepower and delivers 258 pound-feet of torque for added capability. This, coupled with the all-wheel drive system will help you get the most out of your biggest adventures.

What is the Fuel Economy of the Volvo XC40?

With the aforementioned T4 engine, the Volvo XC40 achieves up to 36 mpg highway and 25 mpg city for a combined estimate of 29 mpg. Upgrading to the all-wheel drive T5 will give you lots of extra capability, but you will lose fuel economy to get there. Here you'll find up to 31 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg city for a combined 26 mpg estimate. Those figures are great for a compact SUV such as the Volvo XC40, but if fuel economy is a major point for you, the T4 is without a doubt your best option.

Visit Our Dealership to Learn More!

To get your own hands-on experience with the Volvo XC40, visit our dealership today! Serving Hilton Head Island, Port Royal, and Hardeeville, our friendly team will talk you through the finer points of each Volvo XC40 model and let you get behind the wheel for your own personal experience!


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    Bluffton, SC 29910

    • Sales: (843) 815-6400
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