The vehicle is a highlight in the crossover field
When it comes to crossover vehicles, Volvo has hit the American market hard in recent years.
One of the prime examples of their foray into that specific market is the XC40 model. The T4 Momentum and T4 Inscription models each possess 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engines; front wheel drive drivetrain; 4,700 rpm; 187 horsepower; and 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
Other standard features in the aforementioned models include a 9-inch center display with a touch screen, a 12.3-inch digital driver display, a 12-volt power outlet, and a high-performance audio system.
It is, as Volvo puts it, a vehicle aimed to deliver the good when you design how its daily use is intended. That includes navigating any street, or parking into tight spaces, or making sure your life follows you while you’re on the go.
Layers of good impressions
Tim Plouff, a longtime writer and car reviewer for The Ellsworth American, said this particular model boasts some of the nicest exterior lines in its history of design.
The headlights turn as the steering wheel rolls around at low speeds, while elongated taillights are a visual announcement to others on the road that a Volvo is in the vicinity. But Plouff notes that the car’s exterior — evident by a “taut shape” and “smooth contours” — will make heads spin, making people look twice at what carmaker actually designed this beauty.
He added that all of the XC40’s specs provide a feeling that is “quick, agile and supple” in its intentions.
“This is mirrored inside, where buyers can get contrasting colors on the carpeting, seats, or door accents, like our ruby-colored seats, while subtle detailing on air-vent outlets, the console, and the instrument panel suggest premium even when some materials do not,” he said.
Fuel economy for the T5 model is estimated to produce about 1 less mpg, though warm weather can aid in that cost-saving department.
This vehicle also strays from the norm. The volume knob is the only physical feature that isn’t controlled via the touchscreen. Other changes include the double-tapping of the electric shifter in order to shift to drive or reverse, as well as parking with a tinier, separate button.
“Volvo’s Pilot Assist can deliver certain self-driving performance in traffic, with good signage, road markings, and at least some steering wheel contact by the driver, while the center screen offers up a plethora of entertainment options,” Plouff continued.
The XC40 is a “huge step forward” from its relatives in the crossover field. It can be test driven and purchased at Holmes Volvo Cars today.
About Holmes Volvo Cars
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