2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is no longer being sold as new.

2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Overview

Notable features

  • Five-seat subcompact luxury SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Mild-hybrid turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Digital instrument panel
  • All-electric Recharge version available
What Is the 2023 Volvo XC40?
The pert-looking XC40 is Volvo’s smallest SUV, though it has the same polished driving manners and refined design found in the automaker’s larger offerings. The 2023 XC40 is powered by a mild-hybrid turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which is new for 2023 and available in two forms: a 194-horsepower variant (dubbed B4) and a 247-hp B5 version. Both are coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The B4 powertrain is only available with front-wheel drive, while the B5 gets standard all-wheel drive.

There’s also an XC40 Recharge Pure Electric variant. Its 402-hp EV powertrain comes standard with AWD and delivers an EPA-estimated driving range of 223 miles. XC40 competitors include the Lexus UX, BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. If you’re shopping for pure-electric rivals, consider the Tesla Model Y, Audi Q4 E-Tron and Jaguar I-Pace.

What’s New on the 2023 Volvo XC40?
In addition to its new engine, the XC40 gets new trim-level names for 2023: base Core, mid-range Plus, and range-topping Ultimate. A Google-based infotainment system is newly standard, and a modest exterior refresh includes revised headlights, a redesigned front grille and bumper, and new wheel-design choices.

What Features in the 2023 Volvo XC40 Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory feature
  • 9-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • 12-inch digital gauge cluster
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure steering assist
  • Blind spot warning
  • Rear automatic braking
Available features include:
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Navigation
  • Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-centering steering assist
Should I Buy the 2023 Volvo XC40?
With its new, more efficient mild-hybrid engine lineup, not to mention the available all-electric Recharge model, the Volvo XC40 is a functional and eco-minded pick among small luxury SUVs. The XC40 has a firm but well-controlled ride that pairs nicely with its accurate handling, and its cabin is spacious and attractive. The base B4 powertrain should be peppy enough for many SUV shoppers, but the stronger B5 engine and its standard AWD are worth the $2,000 upgrade. The Recharge model’s driving range is middling, but its 402-hp AWD powertrain turns the XC40 into a hot rod.

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