New Volvo XC40Frequently Asked Questions

Get to Know the New Volvo XC40 at Crippen Volvo Cars

If you're searching for a compact luxury crossover, the new Volvo XC40 is probably in the running Our Lansing team understands that you need to do your research before narrowing down your options-to help you figure out if the XC40 is right for your lifestyle, we're answering the most common questions we get from prospective buyers.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Volvo XC40

Does the Volvo XC40 offer all-wheel drive?

The XC40 is available with Volvo's T4 and T5 engines. If you select the T5, all-wheel drive comes standard.

How many people can fit inside the Volvo XC40?

Inside the XC40, you'll find room for five people, including the driver. However, since the middle seat in the back row is narrower than the other seats in the vehicle, it's most comfortable for a child or a small adult.

Does the Volvo XC40 have a backup camera?

No matter which Volvo XC40 trim level you choose to drive around East Lansing, the Rear Park Assist camera comes standard. This camera shows the area directly behind your vehicle. Do you need to park in a tight space at work or at home? You can also upgrade to the surround-view camera, which displays a top-down, 360-degree view of your vehicle. Both camera options display the video feed on the touchscreen in the XC40's dashboard.

Does the Volvo XC40 offer remote start?

Yes. The XC40 comes standard with Volvo On Call; all you need to do is download the app, and you can start your vehicle from your phone.

Is the Volvo XC40 good at driving in the snow?

The XC40 performs best in the snow when you choose the T5 all-wheel-drive power train; it provides the extra traction you need for confident driving in the snow around Dewitt. The T4 engine has front-wheel drive, which is fine for light snow but not advisable for the deep snow we sometimes see in Mason, MI. No matter which option you choose, you'll get a ground clearance of more than 8 inches - that means that you can drive over non-plowed roads or driveways without getting stuck.

Does the Volvo XC40 require special fuel?

No. Whether you choose the T4 or the T5 powertrain, you can fill up your XC40 with standard unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87 or higher. For maximum performance, Volvo recommends that you use premium unleaded gas with a rating of 91 or higher.

How many trim levels does the Volvo XC40 offer?

The XC40 comes in three different trim levels. The Momentum features a streamlined, contemporary look with bold LED headlights and a minimalist Scandinavian interior that our Charlotte, MI drivers enjoy.

The R-Design is the sportiest trim level; the large alloy wheels, bold grille, and glossy black roof and exterior accents make a head-turning statement. You'll also get a sport chassis and leather upholstery. The Inscription is the most luxurious XC40 - it comes with chrome and silver exterior accents, leather upholstery, and an exclusive Orrefors crystal gear knob.

Does the Volvo XC40 have Apple CarPlay?

Every trim level of the Volvo XC40 comes standard with Apple CarPlay. Keep in mind that you'll need a compatible iPhone to connect to the system.

Does the Volvo XC40 have Android Auto?

Yes. All XC40 models come with Android Auto. Before you can connect, be sure that your Android phone is running the 5.0 operating system or higher; you'll also need to download the Android Auto app.

Can the Volvo XC40 be flat towed?

No; the XC40 should not be flat towed; doing so can damage the transmission and the all-wheel-drive system. If you choose a front-wheel-drive model, you can tow it with the front wheels on a dolly. However, Volvo advises you not to exceed speeds of 50 mph using this method. The safest way to tow an XC40 is on a flat-bed trailer.

Learn More About the Volvo XC40

Do you have additional questions about the XC40? Drop by to meet with our dealership staff. They can take you for a test drive and help you decide if the XC40 is the right crossover to elevate your adventures around Lansing.