Volvo S40 is a very good car
The Volvo S40 is a very good car. Ford-derived diesels may seem humble but the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre units are nothing to be ashamed of. There's also a 2.4-litre diesel five-pot mated to an automatic gearbox, for real compact saloon muscle.
The S40 is a slightly strange car. the Volvo S60! A simple model line-up offers good equipment levels in all guises; it's hard to fault the S40's standard equipment. We particularly like the sporty-look R-Design variants, with unique and racy trim, plus sportier suspension. Owning
The S40's square, clean-cut lines are unmistakably Volvo, while the interior, with its 'floating' centre console, is very impressive indeed. The layout is simple, instrumentation clear and the soft, well-padded driver's seat is widely adjustable. The Swedish company even offers a low-cost Service Plan
Volvo s40 review
German car companies have long been the dominant players in the compact sport sedan market.
Volvo released the improved second-generation S40 midway through 2004. Current Volvo S40
The" Volvo S40 compact sport sedan is available in three trim levels". The front-wheel-drive 2.4i trim comes with a 2.4-liter five-cylinder engine, while those looking for a sportier drive should take a look at the T5 R-Design or T5 R-Design AWD trim, which is powered by a turbocharged 227-hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder. A five-speed automatic is mandatory for all S40 models, and front-wheel drive is standard on all but the T5 R-Design AWD.
Standard features include alloy wheels, a telescoping steering wheel with auxiliary audio controls, a sunroof, Bluetooth and a six-CD changer with satellite radio. Leather seating, premium Dolby ProLogic audio, a navigation system and a Sport package are just some of the optional luxury features that Volvo offers. In reviews, our editors have found the Volvo S40 to be an entertaining car to drive. The chassis and suspension give the car sharp handling attributes. Used Volvo S40 Models
The present second-generation Volvo S40 was introduced midyear as a 2004.5 model. The first-generation Volvo S40 sport sedan debuted for 2000. A four-speed automatic transmission delivered power to the front wheels, and there was no manual transmission or AWD option. Standard features included ABS, automatic climate control, power windows and locks, and heated mirrors, while features like leather upholstery and a power driver seat were optional. For 2003, power was increased to 170 hp, and a CD player became standard.