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Volvo XC40 Mild Hybrid B4 Plus (A) Facelift Review
04 Oct 2022  |  Volvo Reviews
The Volvo XC40 B4 comes with a new mild hybrid drivetrain, which works with its isolated cabin to deliver on relaxing drives.
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Facelift (What's New)
2.0-litre mild hybrid drivetrain
Redesigned head lights
9.0-inch infotainment system equipped with Google Assistant
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   Consumer Reviews of Volvo XC40 Mild Hybrid
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3.5
 
5 Consumer Reviews
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Comfort
4.0 Reliability
3.5
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Handling
3.5 Features
3.5
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Exterior Styling
3.5 Interior Design
3.0
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Value for money
3.0 Engine Performance
4.0

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corproral
Neutral Newbie
52 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
Small but precious  Posted on 17 Dec 2023
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 5.0
Handling 4.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 3.0 Interior Design 3.0
Value for money 4.0 Engine Performance 4.0
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The XC40 may be Volvo's junior crossover, but its built like a proper tank. IF you're after something that inspires confidence when on the road, this is it.

What I like
Build quality overall. Only BMW comes close - everything feels really well put together. And those doors are properly weighty. Very nice.

New mild hybrid engine is just about all right. It's powerful and pulls the XC40 with minimal effort - only issue is that it doesn't sound like it enjoys being pushed.

What I do not like
Interior needs a splash of colour, or something to ease the overbearing dark black materials.


Yangster
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
0 points
3 forum posts Joined on 23-Feb-2005
Very decent car but questionable quality control  Posted on 22 Nov 2023
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 2.0
Handling 3.0 Features 3.0
Exterior Styling 4.0 Interior Design 3.0
Value for money 2.0 Engine Performance 3.0
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Review
Bought the car in SG after driving a rental XC40 B5 when overseas.
We enjoyed the drive doing mainly long distance cross country drives at cruise speeds.

What I like
What we liked most is the pilot assist cruise control. The car steers by itself at the designated speed and will break according to obstacles in front automatically. A great safety feature especially when doing long drives.

The engine accelerates well and is quiet at cruise speeds.
Petrol consumption is acceptable. With 30% city driving and 70% highway, I am getting average 8.5L/100km on a 2L engine.
Wind noise is acceptable. Road noise can be better.
Generally a decent car.

What I do not like
However the devil is in the details after driving it for a few months.
For a new car, there are many nuances that I have to tolerate.

1) Suspension is creaky when going over bumps and humps.
2) Weird chirping sound from engine when idling.
3) Have to top up engine oil after 5000km.
4) Creaky noises when steering is turned.
5) Software bugs in infotainment system. eg no sound, noise interferences etc. solvable by a system reset when car is stationary.

Sent back to agent but they say its normal. Nothing wrong with the car. The car does its job. It starts everyday and gets you from point A to B with alot of safety features.


Mervynwm
1st Gear
142 reviews
76 points
65 forum posts Joined on 15-Mar-2009
The Mild Hybrid XC40 B4 PLUS  Posted on 09 Dec 2022
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 3.0
Handling 4.0 Features 3.0
Exterior Styling 4.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 2.0 Engine Performance 3.0
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Went by to see the XC40 B4 variant recently.

First looks, its well built of a typical Volvo where B4 is the petrol mild hybrid variant of the model.

Interior furnishing is a posh style in a Volvo, equipped with the small gearbox knob which is nice to look and engage. The standard large screen that controls practically everything in a car is fitted too.

One of the drawback that does not come with panaromic sunroof as standard which you need to top up and wait for it, whereas other variant and models are of standard.

Another of the drawback is the push start button is a conventional one than the radical design diamond shaped one seen in other models, making it like a low variant Volvo that you are getting as XC40 series.

The drive, is a good pairing with hybrid which the car determines which to use during the drive and speds off easily. Manuvering this vehicle is a breeze as its a small and compact SUV, compare to the elder siblings like XC60 or XC90.

With many features like the usual blind spot detection, it shows brightly litted than soft litted in other brands. Lane departure assist with pull back steering is well used when tried where you just keep in lane for few seconds, no signal and change lane, steering vibrates and draws the vehicle back in lane, tried subsequent left and right and works well too.

Adaptive cruise control with pilot assist is where you set a designated speed and let off throttle and brake, the vehicle will be intelligent to control and stop accordingly, somewhat like a partial autonomous driving.

Back to the showroom, only notice that the vehicle does not come with 360 body sensors from the rest, only front and rear sensors which also makes it somewhat a lower Volvo range that you are getting.

Overall, its a sizeable SUV to consider for its known safety features in this brand to consider.

What I like
Well built from Volvo
Lane departure Assist
Blind spot detection
Hey Google
Quiet drive
Auto Hold button (to engage when need)

What I do not like
No consistency of diamond shape START button.
No sunroof as standard in B4
No 360 body sensors as standard in B4
Price (as of Dec 2022)


aerolith
Neutral Newbie
62 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
Power-packed crossover in a tight spot  Posted on 18 Nov 2022
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Comfort 3.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 4.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 4.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 3.0 Engine Performance 5.0
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402bhp in a Volvo, and a small and tall one at that. If that idea does not excite you very little probably will.

What I like
Volvo's first ground-up all-electric car shows just what the brand can achieve with electric power. 402bhp. That means you'll be able to keep up not just with the regular hot hatches, but even ones that have 45 and M badges. At least on the straights that is. And because this C40 is electric, you'll be able to deploy more of this power more of the time in traffic and public roads.

Elsewhere, everything that is great about the XC40 is still here. Ok, so maybe space at the rear is compromised, but the upshot is your C40 looks far more interesting from the rear, thanks to those staggered taillights. And there's also the car's astounding build quality to enjoy. With everything stuffed into that infotainment screen, the dash is not only free of clutter, its also less likely to creak or rattle down the years of ownership.

What I do not like
The ride here however, can be a little firm. If you're looking for softer springs, maybe the EQA would be what you're looking for. But that Mercedes does not come with 402bhp.


supresass
Neutral Newbie
56 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
Solid compact Volvo machine  Posted on 18 Nov 2022
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 4.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 4.0 Interior Design 3.0
Value for money 4.0 Engine Performance 5.0
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Volvo little crossover has been with us forever. So just why should you get this when there's a new GLA, or a new X1 on the horizon?

What I like
In short, because the Volvo already give you everything you really need. The 2.0-litre unit is peppy, and the cabin in completely quiet. It doesn't sound great from the outside, but from behind the wheel, you really don't hear anything.

And everything feels so well built inside. You don't get the showy surfaces of rivals here, but it feels all the better for it. The plastic surfaces feel like they have been designed to take a good amount of wear, and the doors and switches all have a good weight to them.

There's ok space at the back and boot, the ride is comfortable, and its still quite the looker as well.

What I do not like
Nil.

Volvo XC40 Mild Hybrid
3.5 stars - based on 5 reviews