There’s something to be said about an automotive manufacturer that takes a unique approach to its overall design to avoid replicating what most are accustomed to for specific segments. Volvo has been an automaker that’s always set out on a lone path to be different from the rest of the crowd, and their latest compact crossover, the XC40, delivers on such a theme in a smallish but premium package.

The Volvo XC40 was first introduced as a 2019 model year and since then it has had updates to its list of standard and available equipment but retained the stylish look and classy premium theme since then.

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The Volvo XC40 offers two levels of performance from two different turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines. For the efficient choice, the new 2022 Volvo XC40 T4 trim touts 187 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque in only a front-wheel-drive setup. Moving up to the T5 trim gives you standard all-wheel-drive and more power from a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, 248 horsepower, and 258 lb-ft of torque.

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Both engines send power through an 8-speed automatic transmission that I found in my XC40 T5 AWD inscription test vehicle to be somewhat slow on upshifts leaving a little to be desired for a sporty feel. Though, the larger 21-inch wheels equipped on my test vehicle prove to add some sporty flavor without sacrificing much in the overall ride quality thanks

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By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: 2022 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Inscription Review & Test Drive
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Published Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:10:46 +0000

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