2021 Volvo XC40 Model Overview at Volvo Cars Cincinnati East

  Key Features

  • Starting at $34,695 MSRP*
  • Standard T4 FWD turbocharged four-cylinder (187 horsepower / 221 lb-ft of torque) or available T5 AWD four-cylinder (248 horsepower / 258 lb-ft of torque) paired to an 8-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission
  • Optional Perforated Fine Nappa Leather/Nubuck seats
  • Vibrant range of exterior colors and color-contrast roof, providing up to 17 combinations
  • Standard Volvo City Safety technologies -- including Pilot Assist, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with brake support, and 360° Camera
  • Standard 9-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen with Wireless Qi phone charging and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Standard 4-year subscription to Volvo On Call services

About the 2021 Volvo XC40

The 2021 Volvo XC40 sets the standard for a compact SUV, highlighted by a striking design, advanced safety innovations, and cutting-edge technology. The XC40 arrived in the US as one of the safest, well-equipped compact SUVs available on the market thanks to award-winning technology already found on the XC90 and XC60 models. With the addition of the XC40, the Volvo SUV lineup now features three of the newest vehicles in each of their respective segments. The larger 7-Passenger XC90 remains the most awarded SUV of the century while the mid-sized XC60 remains Volvo's most popular SUV.

Providing the foundation for upcoming vehicles in the Volvo 40 series, the new XC40 is the first model on Volvo Cars' new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform. XC40 shoppers will have their selection of a standard T4 powertrain featuring an efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 187 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque with front-wheel drive. Searching for more power? Step up to the T5 powertrain and you'll enjoy a more potent turbocharged four-cylinder with 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque along with a capable all-wheel drive system. Each of these powertrains comes paired to a responsive 8-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission. No matter what your weekend agenda looks like, you'll be prepared to take on any challenge with the stylish XC40.

What the Critics Say

"Despite being the least expensive SUV in Volvo's lineup, cost-cutting measures are kept to a minimum. The XC40's large central touchscreen, digital instrument panel and floating air vents are nearly identical to Volvo's pricier offerings, while a robust set of driver aids keeps driver and passengers safe. In short, it's everything you would expect from a small Volvo." -- Edmunds

"The 5-seater XC40 has the right combination of looks, size, and features at a price within the reach of young, affluent buyers. Its broad range of models, generous standard equipment, long list of sophisticated options, and punchy 2.0-liter turbocharged engine make the 2021 XC40 a superb choice." -- Kelley Blue Book

What's New for 2021

For the 2021 model year, the Volvo XC40 returns with an even longer list of standard features to help it remain the most compelling choice in the compact luxury SUV segment. Examples of newly-standard amenities include blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross-traffic alert, leather seating surfaces, adaptive LED headlights, power-folding exterior mirrors with auto-dimming, rear parking sensors, and two rear-seat USB-C ports. Last year's optional adaptive suspension system has been discontinued for the 2021 model year. Finally, a cargo-area 12-volt power outlet and heated windshield wiper blades are now found in option packages.

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Volvo XC40 Features

2021 Volvo XC40 Exterior Styling

Scandinavian Design

The XC40 has its own unique character along with tailored innovations designed for an active urban lifestyle. It offers the same engineering benefits of our larger cars, only in a more compact package. Two-tone color schemes available in a variety of vibrant, contemporary colors allow the XC40 to reflect your unique personality. A total of nine different alloy wheel designs ranging from 17 to 21 inches in diameter will be offered. From behind the wheel, drivers can experience the commanding presence of the XC40 thanks to its high ground clearance and athletic stance. The signature Thor's Hammer headlight design complements the bold grille design while announcing your arrival in the XC40.

2021 Volvo XC40 Interior

Inviting Interior

Blending contemporary Scandinavian design with premium materials, the interior of the XC40 is thoughtfully designed to fit your active lifestyle. Tailor the interior to suit your mood, either with natural lighting from the available panoramic sunroof or color-matched integrated LED lighting for added ambiance. Every aspect of the interior has been designed with strong emphasis on everyday practicality.

Smart daily use features including a customizable cargo area, integrated bag hooks, and large door pockets offer convenient storage for all of your essential items. A Wireless Qi charging compatible dedicated cell phone storage space eliminates clutter and keeps your phone easily accessible. A standard 9-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen offers a high-resolution display that's as easy to use as your smartphone thanks to standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

2021 Volvo XC40 Safety

Advanced Safety

Volvo continues their legendary reputation for engineering some of the safest vehicles on the road with the XC40. Standard Volvo City Safety technologies found on every XC40 provide added protection from the unexpected on the roadways. City Safety Collision Avoidance technology offers pedestrian, cyclist, vehicle, and large animal detection with emergency autobrake.

Additional safety and driver assistance systems found on the XC40 are Pilot Assist, Cross Traffic alert with brake support, and Run-off Road protection and mitigation. Driver Alert Control monitors your steering inputs to see how they compare to your regular driving style, and the system will suggest taking a break should you begin to show signs of drowsiness or erratic driving. Standard emergency brake lights will flash at a rate of four times per second if you need to apply the brakes in a panic stop, minimizing the likelihood of a rear-end collision.

2021 Volvo XC40 Sensus Connect Navigation Display

Connectivity and Technology

Available Sensus Navigation Pro provides intuitive guidance and connects seamlessly with Volvo cloud-based services and navigation apps featured in the XC40. Make calls, enjoy music, and navigate easily using the touch screen, steering wheel controls, or voice control thanks to standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Virtual Park Assist with 360° camera, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a hands-free power tailgate each offer added convenience to XC40 drivers. Volvo On Call connects your Volvo to your smartphone and is your digital key to a range of convenient services. A four year subscription to Volvo On Call comes standard on the XC40.

Volvo XC40 Specs & Trims



  • Starting at $34,695 MSRP*
  • LED Headlights with Thor's Hammer Daytime Running Lights & Active High Beam
  • Smartphone Integration (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto)
  • Power Operated Tailgate
  • 12.3" Digital Driver Display
  • 18" 5-Spoke Silver Alloy Wheels


  • Starting at $39,945 MSRP*
  • R-Design Grille, Mouldings, and Key Fob
  • R-Design Leather / Nubuck Interior Upholstery
  • Keyless Entry w/ Hands-free Power Tailgate Opening
  • 12.3" Digital Driver Display with Sensus Navigation Pro
  • 19" 5-Double Spoke Matte Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels


  • Starting at $40,445 MSRP*
  • Orrefors® Crystal Gearshift Knob
  • Driftwood Inlays
  • Laminated Panoramic Moonroof
  • Sensus Navigation Pro
  • Available 20" 5-Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price includes destination charge. Excludes tax, title, and license. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your Volvo retailer for details.