VOLVO S40 1.6D DRIVe Stop/Start [2010]

  • Used model
  • Diesel, Small family
  • 1560cc (1.6 litre), Manual 5-speed, door
104 g/km
72 mpg
NGC Rating

VOLVO S40 review

NGC verdict 04.05.2011

Engine upgrade and fitting of auto stop-start to cut fuel and emissions in traffic drops Volvo's best selling compact executive S40 model below the 100g/km target bringing lower running costs for both private and business users.

Handling is not as sporty as styling suggests; this model is only available with a manual gearbox. Front seat passengers get the best deal but the boot is big. Inclusion of keyless entry and engine stop-start makes everyday life easier. Elegant styling was refreshed three years ago.

Review by Russell Bray

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Official MPG
72 mpg
3.9 litres/100km
Real MPG
61 mpg
4.6 litres/100km
Fuel cost
9 p/mile
Fuel price
121 p/litre


Official CO2
104 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
4 euro
NOx:164 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
0 least polluting


1st year rate
£0 17/18
Band B
12 month rate
Std rate
£20 17/18
Band B
12 month rate
BIK rate
22% 17/18
24% (18/19)
27% (19/)

VOLVO S40 1.6D DRIVe Stop/Start [2010] key information

  • Practicality
    door, seats
  • Engine Size
    1560cc (1.6 litre)
  • Transmission
    Manual 5-speed
  • Engine Power
    HP / PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
  • Top Speed
    0 mph / 0 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    No Discount

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