FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About the Volvo XC40

Brand-new for 2019, the Volvo XC40 is the latest luxury subcompact SUV to join the ever more competitive market. With more Savannah, Garden City GA, and Richmond Hill drivers trading in their sedans and trucks for SUVs and crossovers, the demand has never been higher for quality options. Volvo has answered the call in the subcompact segment, creating an instant contender for the best luxury subcompact SUV of the year.

If you're thinking about making the jump, here's everything you need to know before making the purchase.

Does the Volvo XC40 need premium gas?

It depends on the trim you've selected, but premium gas is not necessarily a requirement. While Volvo recommends using premium, you can use regular 87 unleaded octane fuel without doing any damage to your engine.

Does the Volvo XC40 have Apple CarPlay?

Yes, the Volvo XC40 has Apple CarPlay. It is supported by iPhone 5 models, with iOS update 8.0 or newer.

Why should I buy the Volvo XC40?

Despite being a brand-new model, the Volvo XC40 has quickly catapulted to the top of the luxury subcompact SUV segment. It combines a capable engine with smooth handling and a solid fuel economy alongside an upscale interior and a wide swathe of standard features.

Can the Volvo XC40 tow?

Yes, the Volvo XC40 can tow. More specifically, it tows up to 3,500 pounds on both its T4 and T5 engine options.

Where is the Volvo XC40 made?

Since its launch, the Volvo XC40 has been produced at the company's plant in Ghent, Belgium. However, due to the high demand, Volvo increased its production by having its plant in Luqiao, China begin construction on them.

Does the Volvo XC40 require a special coolant?

Yes, for the Volvo XC40, you will need to use specialized Volvo-brand coolant. The difference is that Volvo brand coolants feature Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) that better deal with extreme heat in high-performance vehicles.

What is the Volvo XC40 R-Design?

The Volvo XC40 R-Design is a specialized trim level for Brunswick GA and Statesboro drivers who emphasize a sportier experience. The R-Design incorporates more glossy back details into its body and its chassis is exclusively designed to increase the SUV's already responsive handling. The interior is specially designed to match its sporty exterior with perforated Fine Nappa Leather upholstery.

Is the Volvo XC40 affordable?

Compared to its closest competitors, the Volvo XC40 is more affordable than other vehicles in its class. Where it excels is in saving money after purchasing thanks to a stellar fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and up to 33 mpg on the highway.

How can I update the Volvo XC40 navigation?

While most drivers don't normally do this, it is possible to update the Volvo XC40's navigation systems. What you'll need is an empty USB thumb drive with at least 64 GB of free space. Download the update from the main Volvo website into a FAT32, NTFS or exFAT file format. Plug your USB dongle into the charge port in your Volvo XC40 and the data transfer will begin. After the transfer is complete, wait for a few minutes before removing the thumb drive to prevent data corruption.

Is the Volvo XC40 AWD?

In its standard form, the Volvo XC40 is a front-wheel-drive model. All-wheel-drive is available as an optional upgrade.

How can I remote start the Volvo XC40?

Remote start is an optional feature on the Volvo XC40, but one that adds a level of convenience you might not expect. With the key fob Engine Remote Start accessory in hand, quick press down on the Lock button and then hold the Approach Light button for two seconds. Your Volvo XC40 will come to life as if by magic, and you'll be good to go.

The Volvo XC40 is available now at Volvo Cars Savannah. We invite all drivers from around Rincon to make the trip to our dealership and give it a test drive. We're confident that the Volvo XC40 will change everything you know about what an SUV can do.


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