Age 51 Job Company director Drives Audi Q3
“While I like the size of my Q3, it isn’t spacious enough inside for my needs. The XC40, however, is, despite being only a tad longer.
“I’m pleasantly surprised by this car. The functionality and standard equipment are excellent. I’m more than happy with what you get on R-design trim – on top of the expected features, there are memory seats, and a heated steering wheel is only £175.
“The interior is very modern; it’s great, apart from the optional Lava Orange carpet in this car!
“The image of Volvo as a brand has changed in the past few years; indeed, I think the best way to describe the XC40 is quite funky, perhaps even fun.
“My car has a 184bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine; Volvo’s 2.0-litre D4 unit makes 187bhp and has similar torque figures, so is actually a slight step up.
“Volvos have a reputation for being safer than other cars; I’ve always wondered whether that was just good marketing but, having seen the results of the brand’s latest cars in Euro NCAP tests, plus the hightech safety systems fitted to the XC40, I can now see that it’s fact.”
‘The D4 engine is a slight step up from my Audi Q3’s 2.0 TDI’
Harman Kardon stereo with 13 speakers and subwoofer costs £550
Height, tilt and lumbar adjustment are standard on the comfortable driver’s seat