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jamie307
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Any former V40 owners here?

Post by jamie307 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:37 am

How does the XC40 compare to the V40 in terms of cabin noise, ride quality and comfort?

Reviewers always mention these things but it's hard to put them in perspective as I've never owned a SUV before.


senwar
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Re: Any former V40 owners here?

Post by senwar » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:40 am

Not an owner but I’ve had one every time I’ve had my car in with the exception of once (so probably 7 or 8 times).

The v40 is nowhere near a patch on the XC40 both in quality comfort and feel in my opinion. The car feels dated and I always feel great getting back in mine. The tech and driving feel is so much better.

Cabin noise isn’t bad but as I say in my opinion the XC40 is streets above the V40.
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Re: Any former V40 owners here?

Post by kirsty_s2k » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 am

senwar wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:40 am
Not an owner but I’ve had one every time I’ve had my car in with the exception of once (so probably 7 or 8 times).

The v40 is nowhere near a patch on the XC40 both in quality comfort and feel in my opinion. The car feels dated and I always feel great getting back in mine. The tech and driving feel is so much better.

Cabin noise isn’t bad but as I say in my opinion the XC40 is streets above the V40.
Similar here, have had V40 twice now for a day. I'd say it was more like my old focus (top spec) in terms of finish and comfort. The XC is definitely a much nicer feel and finish. Noise wise, I'm not sure as didn't do much motorway in them.
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Re: Any former V40 owners here?

Post by trjim2k5 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:37 am

I upgraded from a V40 to an XC40. Had the V40 for 4 years. Both cars top spec.

The XC40 is clearly ahead in terms of ride quality & feel. It drives like a car which is at least one category up. Less rattles as well. In terms of cabin noise, I'd say the XC40 is a bit better compared to the V40, but the latter was not bad in the first place so the difference is smaller (but noticeable). One thing the V40 was ahead of the XC40 is engine noise. I had the D2 1.6 engine, which was really quiet for a diesel. The D3 I have on the XC40 is noticeably louder, but not loud enough to be annoying.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Any former V40 owners here?

Post by GemBar » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:59 pm

I had a V40 2.0 R-Design for two years before trading up to an XC40, both models are petrol & manual.
The XC40 for me is a much smoother ride and engine noise quieter with a better ride height with greater technology.

I loved my V40 and would still have it if Volvo hadn't brought the XC40 out, differently worth the wait.
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Re: Any former V40 owners here?

Post by Happningj » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:27 pm

I’ve got a V40 T3 inscription which I’m changing for an XC40 T3 inscription. The V40 has been excellent in terms of economy, comfort, practicality but the road noise is bit disappointing. The XC40 is much improved but beware the larger diameter wheels. My advice is to drive a few back to back and see what works for you.

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