2021 Volvo XC40 Model Overview at Volvo Cars Cincinnati North

  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

Setting a new benchmark for safety, design, and technology in the compact SUV segment, Volvo is proud to introduce the 2021 XC40. Engineered with award-winning technology found on the XC90 and XC60 models, the XC40 remains as one of the safest, well-equipped compact SUVs available on the market. With the introduction of the XC40, the Volvo SUV lineup now features three of the most in-demand vehicles in their respective segments. The mid-sized XC60 continues to receive praise, while the larger XC90 remains the most awarded SUV of the century.

The XC40 is the first model on Volvo Cars' new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which will provide the foundation for upcoming vehicles in the 40 series. In terms of performance, you'll have your choice 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 muscle? Step up to the T5 powertrain and you'll receive a more responsive turbocharged four-cylinder with 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque along with a capable all-wheel drive system. Both of these powertrains come mated to a responsive 8-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission. No matter what your weekend agenda looks like, you'll be equipped 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

Returning for 2021, the Volvo XC40 now includes more standard features to make it an even more impressive value than last year. Newly-standard features found on every XC40 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. The XC40 no longer offers the previously-optional adaptive suspension system. Lastly, 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

Featuring SUV styling blended with youthful design, the Volvo XC40 is a truly authentic SUV for the urban environment. A high ground clearance gives the XC40 a commanding presence and excellent visibility from the driver's seat. Available two-tone color schemes along with a wide range of vibrant, contemporary paint options allow the Volvo XC40 to reflect your unique personality. Up front, the signature Thor's Hammer headlights provide a distinctive complement to the bold front grille. Nine different alloy wheel designs are available, ranging from 17 to 21 inches in diameter.

2021 Volvo XC40 Interior

Impressive Interior

The interior of the XC40 represents true Swedish craftsmanship through attention to detail and the use of premium materials. Whether it's natural lighting from the available panoramic sunroof or color-matched integrated LED lighting, the XC40 helps you tailor the interior to suit your mood. Having proper storage space is vital in a compact SUV. That's why the XC40 offers smart daily use features including a customizable cargo area, integrated bag hooks, and large door pockets. A dedicated cell phone storage space frees up cup holders while also doubling as a charge port thanks to Wireless Qi charging compatibility. Located front-and-center, a standard 9-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen eliminates unnecessary clutter on the dashboard, preserving the flowing dash design.

2021 Volvo XC40 Safety

Advanced Safety

As a leading pioneer of automotive safety, Volvo continues their tradition of engineering safe vehicles in the XC40. Every XC40 comes standard with Volvo City Safety technologies. Technologies included in this package are pedestrian, cyclist, vehicle, and large animal detection with emergency autobrake. Other safety and driver assistance features include Cross Traffic alert with brake support, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, and Pilot Assist. 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. Driver Alert Control checks on 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.

2021 Volvo XC40 Sensus Connect Navigation Display

Connectivity and Technology

Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration allows XC40 drivers to make calls, enjoy music and navigate easily using the touch screen, steering wheel controls, or voice control. A four year subscription to Volvo On Call is included as standard along with the ability to share the car with trusted friends and family via a mobile phone app. Other helpful convenience options found on the XC40 include a hands-free power tailgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and Virtual Park Assist with 360° camera. Available Sensus Navigation Pro provides intuitive guidance and connects seamlessly with Volvo cloud-based services and navigation apps featured in 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.