Volvo V40 T3 [152] Inscription 5dr [Rear Parking Sensors][Cruise Control][Automatic LED Headlights] 2.0 Hatchback (2018) at Oldham Motors Citroen, Fiat and Jeep

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Our V40 is finished in the sleek Denim Blue Metallic paint, and comes fitted with 17-inch 'Sarpas' Alloy Wheels. The 'Inscription' specification include a more luxurious finish compared to other models within the range, and also includes more comfort focused features too. This includes Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Audible and Visual Alerts and a Colour Rear Camera, Cruise Control with Speed Limiter Assist, LED Headlights with Dusk and Rain Sensors as well as Highbeam Assist. The cargo area of the V40 offers a capacity of 402 litres, which is larger than a Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra. The rear seats can also be lowered, allowing you to accommodate larger loads when required. Into the cabin and adding to the lounge experience, our car is fitted with a Smooth Leather upholstery in Ebony thats looks fantastic and includes a Height Adjustable Drivers Seat. Integrated into the dashboard our model is fitted with the 'Sensus Navigation' system which offers access to AM/FM and DAB radio bands as well as Bluetooth and USB media connectivity. Navigation is also included with a High Performance Sound System included too.




Petrol 47.1 combined MPG

Denim Blue Metallic

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Sit back and relax in our comfortable Volvo V40. The efficient T3 2.0 Petrol Engine delivers smooth performance and is ideal for the commuter, with a claimed efficiency of 39.8MPG.

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Body Glass

Front and rear electric windows, Rain sensor windscreen wipers, Rear wiper


ABS+EBA, DSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, Hill start assist

Driver Aids

Speed limiter, Speed sensitive steering

Driver Information

Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display, Information centre, Intelligent driver information system (IDIS), Sensus navigation system, Service interval indicator

Driving Mirrors

Automatic folding door mirrors with ground lights, Body colour door mirrors, Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors


DAB Digital radio

Exterior Body Features

Body colour bumpers with chrome inserts, Body colour door handles, Chrome side window surrounds, Front grille with chrome insert, Roof spoiler, Twin exhaust tailpipes with chrome finishers, Visible VIN plate

Exterior Lights

Adaptive brake lights, Automatic headlights, Headlamp levelling, High level LED brake light, Home safe and approach lighting, LED daytime running lights, LED Headlights


Electronic climate control (ECC), Pollen filter

Interior Features

12V socket in front + rear tunnel console, Adjustable front centre armrest, Blond headlining, Door sill tread plates, Front cupholders, Front storage box, Height/reach adjustable steering column, Leather steering wheel with chrome inserts, Leather upholstery, Load cover, Lockable glovebox, Rear armrest with cupholder, Steering wheel audio controls, Ticket holder

Interior Lights

Footwell lights, Front door step lamp, Front reading lights, Rear reading lights, Rear theatre lighting, Theatre dimming interior lights


5 x 3 point seatbelts, City safety braking system, Drivers knee airbag, Dual stage driver's airbag, Dual stage passenger airbag, Front/rear seatbelt pre-tensioners, Inflatable curtain, Passenger airbag cut-off device, Pedestrian airbag system, Side airbags, Side curtain airbags, Side impact protection, Tyre pressure monitor, Warning triangle


5 headrests, 60/40 split folding rear seat, Folding front passenger seat with height/lumbar adjust, Isofix attachments on rear seats, WHIPS - Whiplash Protection System


Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensor, Deadlocking system, Key integrated remote control central locking, Locking wheel nuts

Vanity Mirrors

Illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrors


Badge Engine CC: 2.0
Badge Power: 152
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: T3 [152]
Coin Series: Inscription
Generation Mark: 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 24E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 98
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 75
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 88
NCAP Safety Assist %: 100
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 139
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1969
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 47.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 58.9
EC Urban (mpg): 35.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH: 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL: 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH: 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL: 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH: 9.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL: 9.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH: 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL: 6.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH: 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL: 42.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH: 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL: 44.8
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH: 46.3
WLTP - MPG - High - TEL: 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH: 28.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL: 29.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH: 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL: 42.8


0 to 62 mph (secs): 8.9
Engine Power - BHP: 152
Engine Power - KW: 112
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 184
Engine Torque - MKG: 25.5
Engine Torque - NM: 250
Engine Torque - RPM: 1300
Top Speed: 130

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: NEDC Correlated


Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear: 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: SARPAS
Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1439
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 4369
Wheelbase: 2647
Width: 1857
Width (including mirrors): 2041

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 62
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1965
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1021
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 391
Max. Loading Weight: 572
Max. Roof Load: 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 700
Minimum Kerbweight: 1393
No. of Seats: 5


By Jonathan Crouch


As with most things in life, the best products take what seems a complicated bunch of requirements and reduce them to something very simple and elegant. Take this car, the Volvo V40, originally launched in 2012 but examined here in the improved form that debuted in 2016. The Swedish brand has a history of building premium compact models that dates all the way back to their PV51 model of 1936 and in this case, they rejuvenated what became a very strong contender in this segment thanks to the installation of powerfully efficient 'Drive-E' engine technology.


5dr Hatchback (2.0 petrol / 2.0 Diesel)


The V40 was the car that turned around Volvo's fortunes in the modern era. It was launched back in 2012 but it took Volvo until 2016 to really get the engineering of this car right - and it's that later version of this model that we concentrate on here, complete with what the brand called its 'Drive-E' technology. A bit of V40 history before we get into that. There was a prior Volvo V40 before this one - a compact estate that sold between 1996 and 2004. This second generation V40 though was a family hatchback, so its lineage relates more directly to Volvo family hatchback models over the decades, cars that to be frank were generally pretty unremarkable aside from their safety stats. Through the 340/360 models of the late '70's, the 440/460 series of the late '80's and even the two generations of S40 saloon that then followed them, compact Volvo models sold steadily to virtuous Volvo people - but not really to anyone else. The brand's Chinese owners, Zhejiang Geely, who took over from Ford in 2010, needed more. A range of future models that kept the old qualities, but redefined them in a more dynamic, interesting, lifestyle-orientated and forward-thinking way. This MK2 model V40 , launched initially in 2012, was the first of these. Despite the 'V' designation, traditionally used by the brand to reference estate cars, this was a Focus-sized family hatch - but a rather posh one, aimed at the top end of this segment where you'll find premium models like BMW's 1 Series, Audi's A3 and the Mercedes A-Class. Its job was to take on these elite rivals and play a major part in doubling the company's worldwide sales by 2020. Hence a major investment in engineering that eventually saw fruition with the launch of the facelifted V40 model we look at here. This updated model was introduced in 2016, based around new generation 2.0-litre petrol and diesel 'Drive-E' units that offered a huge step forward in performance and efficiency over the aging Ford-derived powerplants they replaced. The first signs of this had previously arrived in 2014, with the arrival for V40 buyers of a diesel D4 variant that gave us a taste of what was to come. Here was a car that could sprint to 62mph in less than 7.5s, yet could return a combined cycle average of nearly 75mpg, with CO2 returns below 100g/km (both NEDC figures). Two years on in this facelifted line-up, the D4 engine was joined by other 'Drive-E' derivatives offering an even greater emphasis on frugality, notably a D2 model capable of nearly 80mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 94g/km (again, NEDC figures). It was readings like these that really got this car's German rivals worried in the period this updated car was on sale (2016-2020). So can the complete package on offer here make equal sense as a used buy? Let's find out.

What You Get

The safer a car is, the safer will be its approach to exterior design. That was once true of small Volvos - but it isn't any more. In fact, it's precisely because this V40 is good in an accident that it looks so smart. We'll explain. Almost all cars have relatively high bonnet lines, so as to leave an under-bonnet void to meet pedestrian impact legislation. But, thanks to a unique under-bonnet airbag, this car doesn't need to allow for that, so its bonnet line can be much lower, part of a lean, wide coupe-like stance in a shape very slightly longer and wider than rival BMW 1 Series or Audi A3 models. In short, it's all pleasantly different, an observation equally applicable in the cabin. The inside of this car needed to be good if sales were to be stolen from the likes of the Mercedes A-Class and the Audi A3, a tough assignment tackled with an unpretentious 'Designed Around You' philosophy. The idea was that, like IKEA furniture, this cabin should be typically Scandinavian, comfortable, simple, intuitive and visually pleasing. And broadly it is. Courtesy of a curve on the doorsill, access into the back isn't quite as easy as with some rivals, but once you're inside, leg, shoulder and kneeroom are quite good for two adults, courtesy of the way that the seats were angled slightly inwards to give rear occupants more space and a better view forward. And luggage room? Overall, the total space provided is significantly more than you'd get in a Ford Focus, about the same as you'd get in a more comparable Mercedes A-Class and about 10% less than you'd get in rivals like Audi's A3 and BMW's 1 Series from this era.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Our ownership survey revealed plenty of door lock issues (a known problem), so check these work as they should. Some buyers also commented upon issues with bodywork and trim, so check the panel fits. As usual with a used car, check that all the electrical items work properly and look out for error messages popping up on the driver information screen in the middle of the speedometer. We've also come across issues with the adaptive cruise control. Check for warning messages on this in the driver's information display. Just after the end of the V40's production run, Volvo had to recall around 70,000 cars in the UK fitted with a 2.0-litre diesel engine, over potential engine fires. With regard for this, look out for any unusual smells coming into the interior and be concerned if the engine warning light illuminates. There was a product recall relating to airbags that might not deploy correctly in a collision and applies to V40s made between April 2016 and October 2016.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2016 Volvo V40 D4 ex VAT) An oil filter is in the £10-£13 bracket. An pollen filter is in the £12-£21 bracket. A wiper blade will cost you about £11-£147. Front brake pads sit in the £20-£59 bracket; rears will sit in the £17-£31 bracket. Front brake discs sit in the £44-£190 bracket; rear discs are about £67. A water pump is in the £50 bracket.

On the Road

Thanks to its Ford Focus-derived underpinnings, the V40 drives better than you might expect a Volvo to - which is important given that buyers in the premium compact hatch class tend to hold great store in driving dynamics. The steering isn't especially feelsome, but the 'Dynamic' chassis and suspension set-up - standard on most models - offers a decent blend of well-controlled body roll and rough road suppleness. The key changes made to later versions of this car lay beneath the bonnet, where by 2016, Volvo had completed the installation of its efficient 'Drive-E' engine technology across the range. The units in question are nearly all 2.0-litre petrol and diesel powerplants. Most will want one of the diesels - there are three; the base 120bhp D2, the 150bhp D3 or the 190bhp D4. The D2 is class-leadingly efficient for its era, in manual form managing up to 84.1mpg on the combined cycle and 89g/km of CO2 (NEDC figures). If you prefer the idea of petrol power, there's again a three-way choice of units; the 122bhp T2, the 152bhp T3 or the rare 245bhp T5. That T5 offers an AWD option if you choose the SUV-like 'Cross Country' body style, but there's no ride height increase for this variant, so light field tracks will be about its limit when it comes to off road excursions.


We think that used car buyers ought to take a fresh look at this Volvo V40, especially in this last-of the-line 2016-2020-era form. Not because of the subtle exterior changes the Swedish maker made to the final version of this-era model - those were pretty minor. No, what mattered here was what lay beneath the bonnet. With 'Drive-E' engine technology installed across the range, this Swedish contender could, back in 2016, properly meet the best of its premium rivals head-on. This was the missing piece of the jigsaw with the original version of this car, a model based around fashionable styling clothing some serious safety in a very assured piece of design. True, BMW and Mercedes alternatives in this sector are probably better choices if you really want to drive on your door handles, but they're set up in a way that Volvo thinks is better suited to Silverstone than Surbiton. Many will agree that this model does perhaps offer a better all-round handling compromise. Certainly, careful development of this car's dynamic Focus-inspired underpinnings has left us with a car an enthusiast might still enjoy. Of course, there are things we would change. The boot's rather small and the steering could be more feelsome. Otherwise though, there's really not a lot wrong here. As a result, this efficient yet characterful, stylish yet sensible car ought to appeal far beyond Volvo's core customer base. It ought to, but it may not. BMW, Audi, Mercedes - even Alfa Romeo customers: they're all pretty parochial. They shouldn't be. A drive in one of these could blow away quite a few prejudices. Whoever would have thought it?

Volvo V40 average rating: 4.5/5 (57 reviews)

Capt. D Weir - 29/01/20, owner of a Volvo V40 HATCHBACK T3 [152] Inscription Edition 5dr Geartronic

User rating: 4/5

User comment:
Yes, very nice car to drive, The more I drive it, the more I like it. The time I come to change it, I will not want to give it up!

Mr I Barham - 25/06/20, owner of a Volvo V40 HATCHBACK T3 [152] Cross Country Pro 5dr Geartronic

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
Volvo V40 very comfortable drive . Engine responsive and enjoyable to Drive.

Mr J Wadd - 02/01/20, owner of a Volvo V40 R-Design Edition T2

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
Really happy with the new car. Runs like a dream.

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