SARAH AND MAL­COLM SETTON

What Car? - - Advice -

Age 47 and 46 Job Com­pany direc­tor (Mal­colm) Porsche Ma­can

Sarah: “We need a car that has enough space for the fam­ily and dog but isn’t im­mensely big and still has the in­te­rior qual­ity and spec­i­fi­ca­tion that we’re used to.

“The XC40 ticks all of those boxes. I was con­cerned that it might feel a bit claus­tro­pho­bic in the back seats, be­cause of the kicked-up win­dow­line, but it’s ac­tu­ally fine, with plenty of head and leg room and de­cent vis­i­bil­ity out of the side win­dows.

“The ac­cel­er­a­tion in our Ma­can diesel is re­ally good, but with Volvo’s D4 en­gine, which has 187bhp and 295lb ft of torque,the XC40 should be nearly up to its level.”

Mal­colm: “Com­pared with our Ma­can, the XC40 is very im­pres­sive. The fit and finish of the in­te­rior is great and the seats are very com­fort­able.

“The tech­nol­ogy is just amaz­ing. Fea­tures such as hav­ing set­tings for in­di­vid­ual keys that pre-adjust the seats, steer­ing wheel and ra­dio sta­tion for each driver takes it to a level be­yond what we’ve had be­fore.

“The rear cross-traf­fic alert is a great safety fea­ture be­cause we have to re­verse into a busy road to get out of our drive­way.”

Drive

Sarah was pleas­antly sur­prised by the spa­cious­ness and com­fort of the rear seats

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