Used Volvo XC40 Recharge PHEV Review

Smart, swish and very Swedish, the XC40 Plug-In is an excellent small SUV. Just make sure it’s for you though as it’s pricey.

Watch Tom's in-depth road test video here. 

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  • Battery size: 10.7 kWh
  • Miles per £: 15.4
  • Battery warranty: 8 years / 100,000 mi
  • Emissions: 47g/km
  • Range: 27 miles
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8/10

“A lovely car this: looks great, a very useful size, a decent powertrain. But it does feel like a bit of a halfway house when you know that the full BEV XC40 Recharge Pure electric is on the way. The Goldilocks in the range, or for those who fear going fully electric? Mind you, it’s £10k cheaper…”

Ginny Says

8/10

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“The XC40 is stylish, safe and sophisticated small SUV and the PHEV version is surprisingly fast too. It makes enormous sense for company car drivers, but unless you really need the back up of the petrol engine I'd be tempted to hold out for the full electric version.”

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The XC40 Plug-In Hybrid is a very new car so buying a secondhand one will be tricky

  • Prices from:£37,500

The XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid has only been on sale since the start of 2020 so secondhand examples are very few and far between. If the £40,095 asking price is a little too steep for you then the other alternative is to go for a dealer demonstrator or a pre-registered example. These start at around £37,500 and can be a good option as they’re effectively brand new cars with low mileage and quite often come with a high specification. 

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