Compact SUVs offer a perfect balance of versatility and convenience. The Volvo XC40 features plenty of cargo room, comfortable features, and safety and reliability in all sorts of driving conditions. Is it the right ride for you, though? Maguire Volvo can help you decide.

We put this 2021 Volvo XC40 review together to show drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, Binghamton, and Cortland, NY, what it has to offer.

Efficient & Dependable Performance

The 2021 Volvo XC40 offers three exciting powertrains. The base engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 187 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 3,500 pounds and delivers good fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 23 city/32 highway MPG.[i] Front-wheel drive is standard with this powertrain.

A second 2.0L 4-cylinder powertrain is also available. While it can also tow up to 3,500 pounds with the proper equipment, it offers more power and more stability with All Wheel Drive. This engine can deliver up to 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It also complements its sporty performance with an efficient EPA-estimated 22 city/30 highway MPG.[ii]

If you want to stop making trips to the gas station altogether, you'll be interested in the XC40 Recharge. This electric powertrain is easy to charge and offers an EPA-estimated driving range of 208 miles.[iii] It includes All Wheel Drive and can offer up to 402 horsepower and 486 lb-ft of torque.

Roomy & Connected Cabin

With leather upholstery, space to stretch out, and a state-of-the-art infotainment system, the 2021 Volvo XC40 offers an impressive interior. There's seating for five with plenty of room to relax, plus power-adjustable front seats that give you lots of ways to get comfortable.

You'll also have room for all your bags in the back. There's tons of trunk space, as well as a Power Operated Trunk Lid that'll help you pack up when your hands are full. If you need to load more, just fold the backseats down, and you'll have room for more bags, boxes, and a couple of bicycles.

  • Cargo Room: 57.5 cubic feet
  • Headroom (front/rear): 39 inches/39.1 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 40.9 inches/36.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 56.7 inches/56.3 inches

In addition to all the space, the cabin is also home to a 9-inch touchscreen. This display turns your dashboard into a high-tech command center. Not only can you get directions from the navigation system, but you'll also be able to stream music and safely make hands-free calls with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

Safety Features

The Volvo XC40 also gives you peace of mind. It's equipped with driver-assistance technology that can help prevent accidents before they occur. From helping you be more aware of what's around you to keeping an eye on the road, some of the smart safety features include:

  • BLIS™ blind spot information with Steer Assist and Cross Traffic Alert with auto-brake
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Fog lights with cornering function

You'll also be well protected if you're ever in an accident. The XC40 features the SIPS™ Side Impact Protection System and lots of airbags, including a driver's knee airbag and an Inflatable Curtain that covers both rows of seats.

Test Drive the Volvo XC40

From its cargo room to its safety and capability, the Volvo XC40 is a great choice for drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, Binghamton, and Cortland, NY. Visit Maguire Volvo to learn more about our 2021 Volvo XC40 review and get behind the wheel. Contact us to schedule your test drive or stop by our showroom to get a closer look.


[i] Estimated city and highway mpg. See for fuel economy combinations. Estimated city/highway mpg based on base engine and transmission combinations. Your actual mileage will vary.

[ii] Estimated city and highway mpg. See for fuel economy combinations. Estimated city/highway mpg based on base engine and transmission combinations. Your actual mileage will vary.

[iii] Since electricity is not measured in gallons, a conversion factor is used to translate the fuel economy into miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe will vary for many reasons, including but not limited to, driving conditions, how and where you drive, how you maintain your vehicle battery-package/condition, and other factors. For more information, including information on MPGe, see

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