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The 2019 Volvo XC40: Our Flash Review & Photos

2019 Volvo XC4 R-Design | Photo: Volvo
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Karine Lajoie
We explore the popular and award-winning new small SUV
  The new Volvo XC40 is certainly a hot vehicle and a hot topic of discussion, and it’s easy to see why! We outlined for you the positive and negative points of this fresh new small SUV from Volvo:
  What we liked:
  + The power of the T5 engine 
  + Its sporty side
  + Its road handling and drive comfort
  + A multitude of storage spaces throughout the cabin
  + Its streamlined, distinguished styling, both inside and out 
  + Overall comfort and soft-touch materials
  + Impressive interior space 
  + Its massive (deep and spacious) trunk
  + Rear-row legroom 
  + Its sunroof
  + Its reasonable fuel consumption (even if you need to feed it Super)
  + Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  + Its excellent braking system
  + Its very efficient Stop&Go system
  What we liked less:
  - The navigation system that doesn’t provide real-time traffic updates
  - No option for automatic windshield wipers
  - A hesitant transmission
  - Over-zealous drive assist systems 
  - Big price tags on the top-end versions
  - Infotainment system is slightly outdated and complicated to use
  - The gear shifter that doesn’t allow for changing directly from Drive to Reverse
   Want to know more about Volvo’s new subcompact SUV? You can check out our full review of the 2019 XC40 and our photo gallery.
Karine Lajoie
Karine Lajoie
Automotive expert