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VOLVO XC40: 2019 MOTOR TREND SUV OF THE YEAR FINALIST

 

     
Volvo's cool XC40 was worth the wait, with fresh and fun styling to appeal to millennials while offering a great package and ride any age can appreciate.

2019 VOLVO XC40 T5 AWD R-DESIGN CRYSTAL WHITE




The familiar 2.0-liter turbo I-4 and eight-speed automatic provides quick acceleration. The suspension delivers a spirited ride and steering without being darty—but was accompanied by squealing tires, body roll, and excessive wind and road noise. "Did they just completely forget sound insulation?" Mark Rechtin asked.

Despite promising entry-level luxury, the XC40 has an impressive array of safety features, including Pilot Assist for autonomous help with steering, acceleration, and braking to avoid collisions. Cruise control held its set speed down long, steep hills.

In a segment of reworked hatchbacks and misshapen lumps, the XC40 is fashionable and unexpected while rocking comfy seats and orange highlights throughout its interior. The integrated trash can is genius, Zach Gale said.

2019 VOLVO XC40 T5 AWD R-DESIGN CRYSTAL WHITE WITH 20 INCH RIMS



Gordon Dickie appreciated the rear legroom and headroom, ski pass-through (thanks, Sweden!), and ability to fold the rear seats from a switch in the trunk. Headrests fold down, the load floor doubles as a divider, and there's a strap to restrain gear.



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