If you're looking for a subcompact crossover, the Volvo XC40 is for you. It's decked out with the latest in technology and safety, and with its modern look was designed for Dayton's young professionals. The redesigned XC40 exterior still has the look of a Volvo, but with an edgier feel, an upswept rear fender, and sculpted doors-"tough little robot" is how Volvo characterizes the styling.

State-Of-The-Art Cabin

Volvo stuck with its uncluttered minimalist cabin design and added a variety of posh accents, such as diamond-cut details and unique inlays, and an assortment of color options. The 9" Sensus Touchscreen infotainment give you easy access to music, navigation, and apps. It's voice activated and includes steering wheel controls for additional safety.

The 12.3" Digital Driver Display puts all requested information, such as phone calls, temperature, and drive modes, directly in from of the driver helping her stay focused on the road ahead. The display automatically adjusts to ambient light so it isn't distracting in bright daylight, or on dark nights.

The panoramic moonroof is large enough that it gives all five passengers a view of the sky. On hot sunny days, Dayton owners can simply close the power operated sunshade to regulate the temperature.

The XC40 is loaded with storage. Ladies, you'll be happy to find a hook to hang your purse-no more leaving it lying on the passenger seat or on the floor of your vehicle. There's a drawer under the driver's seat to store your tablet, a cubbyhole below the armrest, a removable wastebasket under the shifter, and a door bin large enough for your laptop.

There's a removable floor in the rear compartment that integrates grocery-bag holders, and a power-operated tailgate-opened with a wave of your foot-giving you easy access when your hands are full. The rear seats fold down and have a small pass-through.

Safety & Performance

The XC40 is rated one of the best SUVs in its class in terms of performance, technology, and luxury. Under its clamshell hood is Volvo's turbocharged 2.0-liter eight-speed automatic inline-four with 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard. The XC40 does zero-to-60-mph in 6.2 seconds. It's estimated that the EPA's ratings will be approximately 24 mpg city and 31 highway.

The Volvo XC40 comes standard with Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Rear Park Assist Camera, Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Climate Control, and Power Driver Seat with Memory Function.

Is It For You?

The all-new Volvo XC40 is an outstanding option for a compact crossover vehicle given its powerful engine, smooth ride, quick handling, luxury interior, and ample storage space. It's a class leader in small SUVs and costs about the same as its contenders, making it the best option for the value. We invite you to get in touch about trying the XC40 for yourself. We look forward to seeing you here at Volvo of Dayton.