New Volvo XC40 Frequently Asked Questions

The Volvo XC40: Frequently Asked Questions

One of the newest editions to Volvo's lineup, the XC40 delivers the versatility of a crossover in an easy-to-maneuver package. Though small, it maintains the luxury and unparalleled Scandinavian craftsmanship for which Volvo vehicles are known. Here are some answers to common inquiries about the XC40. If you have additional questions or would like more information about available models, options, and finance offers, get in touch with Volvo Cars of Phoenix by phone or via our website. We're always happy to help.


Why should I buy a Volvo XC40?

As a small compact crossover, the XC40 is an excellent fit for discerning Scottsdale drivers seeking the practical convenience of an SUV, but without the expansive space requirements.

Is the Volvo XC40 all-wheel-drive?

When equipped with the T4 engine, the XC40 is front-wheel drive. The T5 engine comes standard with all-wheel drive.

Does the Volvo XC40 require premium fuel?

For the best engine performance, Volvo recommends 91-octane. However, the T4 and T5 engines can run on 87-octane without affecting reliability.

Does the Volvo XC40 need special coolant?


Yes, it is necessary to use original Volvo-brand coolant. Volvo coolant uses Hybrid Organic Acid Technology to handle the extra heat of a high-performance engine.

Do I need to update the navigation system on the Volvo XC40?


While it's not common to update the navigation system, it is possible for 2015 Volvo models and newer to update the latest Sensus Connect maps. This page has links for the map updates and step by step instructions for downloading and installing.

Does the Volvo XC40 have Apple CarPlay?

Yes, the Volvo XC40 comes standard with a nine-inch Sensus touchscreen infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Can the XC40 tow?

The XC40 has a maximum tow rating of 3,500 pounds.

What is the XC40 R-Design?

The XC40 R-Design is a performance-inspired trim with a focus on sporty interior and exterior enhancements like blacked-out trim, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, unique 19-inch wheels, and a sport-tuned suspension.

Where is the Volvo XC40 manufactured?


Due to the model's popularity and high demand, Volvo produces the XC40 in three locations: Ghent, Belgium; Luqiao, China; and Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Does the Volvo XC40 have standard advanced safety features?

The Volvo XC40 offers a full suite of advanced driver-assistance technologies, and many come equipped at the base trim. Standard safety features include:

  • Volvo City Safety (forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking)
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Road Sign Information
  • Automatic high beam

Available technologies include Blind Spot Information System (BLIS™ ) & Cross Traffic Alert and Volvo Pilot Assist with Adaptive Cruise Control.

Experience the XC40 for Yourself near Glendale

If you're in the market for a refined small crossover with big utility and upscale accommodations, the XC40 could be your perfect match. If you'd like a closer look, we invite you to schedule a test drive. Our friendly staff will be happy to give you a tour.