Exploring the 2021 Volvo XC40 at Volvo Cars Carlsbad

The new Volvo XC40 is a small premium SUV that can comfortably seat five and offers a plethora of features for you and your passengers to enjoy. The unique Scandinavian design and state-of-the-art features make it an SUV that surpasses its rivals in Carlsbad, CA.

Technology and Connectivity

The Volvo Infotainment System is featured with the XC40. This cutting-edge system has a nine-inch touchscreen that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and you can connect to several applications via this infotainment system. Popular in-vehicle entertainment apps supported by the Volvo Infotainment System include Tunein, Pandora, and Spotify. The portrait-oriented touchscreen display makes it easy to access your favorite apps and features when you're on the go around Oceanside, CA.


The 2021 XC40 features Volvos Drive-E diesel and gas engines, which work with a six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition, Encinitas, CA shoppers can also opt for the T5 twin-engine plug-in hybrid with the XC40.


The new XC40 has impressive driver-assist features when it comes to other vehicles in the small SUV premium segment. The XC40 comes with Volvos Pilot Assist System, which includes a host of features. This system has Run-off Road Protection and Mitigation, a 360-degree camera, and Cross Traffic Alert with Auto Brake. City Safety, which is a combination of collision avoidance systems and automatic braking, is also included with Volvos Pilot Assist System. City Safety is the only driver-assist feature available that detects for large animals, cyclists, and pedestrians.


The interior design of the XC40 offers plenty of interior space and convenience features for Vista, CA drivers. There are numerous storage compartments in the trunk, doors, and under the seats. These storage compartments help keep your items organized and the cabin free of clutter. There's also a removable bin the center console, slots to hold bank cards, and a fold-away hood in the glove compartment.

Get Answers to Your Frequently Asked Volvo XC40 Questions

Stumped by your Volvo XC40 research? Volvo Cars Carlsbad is here to help Vista, CA Volvo owners and potential buyers get answers to their frequently asked questions about this subcompact luxury SUV. If you're considering purchasing a new Volvo XC40, we invite you to our Volvo dealership in Carlsbad, CA for a test drive. Our Volvo Cars Carlsbad sales experts can happily answer any additional questions!

Is the Volvo XC40 Reliable?

The Volvo XC40 earned a below-average reliability rating, but this subcompact SUV is still dependable thanks to well-rounded driving dynamics and an abundance of standard safety features.

Which Luxury Compact SUV Is Better: a Volvo XC40 or XC60?

This depends on what Del Mar drivers crave. Is affordability at the top of your checklist? Go with the Volvo XC40, which has a starting MSRP that's $8,000 more affordable than the Volvo XC60, another compact SUV. The Volvo XC40 earns slightly higher fuel economy ratings of 23/32 (city/highway) miles per gallon compared to the XC60's 20/29 miles per gallon. Each Volvo SUV has a pair of turbocharged inline-4 engine options, with the XC60 offering higher horsepower and torque values. Prioritizing cargo space? The Volvo XC40 offers more storage with 20.7 cubic feet than the XC60's 17.8 cubic feet. When it comes to total cargo capacity with the entire seat area, the XC60 offers more at 63.6 cubic feet than the XC40's 47.2 cubic feet.

The kicker is that the Volvo XC40 has a fully electric option, while the XC60 only offers a plug-in hybrid variant. The Volvo XC40 Recharge is Volvo's first-ever all-electric SUV.

Is a Volvo XC40 Expensive to Maintain?

According to industry averages, when it comes to luxury SUVs, the Volvo XC40 is more affordable to maintain. Like any luxury vehicle, its maintenance affordability largely depends on the ownership and level of care Oceanside, CA drivers provide it. Failure to undergo routine service and maintenance will be more expensive. The Volvo Cars Carlsbad service center is home to well-trained Volvo technicians and affordable service to keep your Volvo and your checkbook smiling.

How Long Will a Volvo XC40 Last?

This also depends on the driving habits and maintenance tendencies of Encinitas, CA drivers. On average, the Volvo XC40 will last you more than 200,00 miles. Taking better care of your Volvo can ensure it reaches this benchmark.

Test Drive a New 2021 Volvo XC40

When you're ready, we invite you to make the short drive from Del Mar to our Volvo dealership and we can set you up with a test drive in the Volvo XC40 today.

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