2022 Volvo XC40: A Trim Comparison
The Volvo XC40 returns this year almost the same as the previous year but there’s definitely some noticeable reshuffling of features among the vehicle’s various trims. Nevertheless, it still boasts a powerful engine and a luxurious cabin.
Comparing the 2022 Volvo XC40 Trim Levels
With three different trim levels to choose from, there are luxury and safety features for any potential price point. The XC40 has been racking up just as many awards as its larger siblings.
In fact, the XC40 had been named the European Car of the Year, in part, because of its unique interior features. While it may slot into the compact segment, it has the storage capabilities of a much larger vehicle. Some of the most lauded ingenious details include foldout hooks for purses or bags on the glove compartment and in the rear trunk, a removable trash bin in the center console, hidden pullout storage under the front seats, and side door pockets large enough to hold a full-size laptop.
Packages & Options
Before we get into the 2022 Volvo XC40 trim levels, it’s important to talk about the packages offered. These are offered in the very first trim and adding them all will easily hike up the price. But how much?
First off, the Climate Package is easily the cheapest available at $750. This package adds just heated steering wheel and heated seats. For $2,400, you can get the Premium package that offers a navigation system, dual-zone automatic climate control, front parking sensors and wireless device charging. There’s also a power-adjustable front passenger seat, a removable load floor, and adaptive headlights as part of that package. Another option is the Advanced package for $4,050. This package includes everything in the Premium package along with adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera, and Volvo’s Pilot Assist program.
Standalone features are available too. The Polestar Performance ($1,295), for instance, provides an optimized gearshift, powertrain, and throttle response. A power liftgate ($200), panoramic moonroof ($1,475), and 13-speaker Harman Kardon audio system ($800) are just some of the standalone options available.
So what’s actually included with the base Momentum trim? Actually, it’s a good number of things for the $34,100 MSRP that it costs! The base T4 engine provides 187 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a front-wheel-drive powertrain. Buyers can upgrade (for an additional $2,000) to the T5 engine that has 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. With the T5, they’ll also get an all-wheel-drive powertrain. Interior standard features include a 12.3″ digital driver display, a 9-inch touchscreen, and an eight-speaker audio system. Additionally, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio and HD radio are all integrated, Bluetooth and USB ports are standard as well.
As for interior luxury, you get leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and automatic climate control are included.
The exterior features 18″ alloy wheels, aluminum roof rails, and cap-less fuel filling. Instead, a seal opens when a fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closes when it’s removed. There’s no cap to unscrew open or screw back closed. On the safety front, the 2022 Volvo XC40 offers forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and rear parking sensors among other things.
The 2022 Volvo XC40 R-Design is the sport-inspired trim. It starts at $39,350. The R-Design features a sport chassis and paddle shifters on the steering wheel for a more racing feel. The vehicle sits atop 19″ alloy wheels and has a specific R-Design front grille along with glossy black integrated roof rails. A panoramic moonroof, eight-way power-adjustable seats and ambient interior lighting are also included. Seats are made on Nappa leather.
It should also be noted that this trim features the contents of the Premium Package.
The 2022 Volvo XC40 Inscription trim is the brand’s most luxurious offering. Like the previous two trims, there are two engine and drivetrain options. The vehicle starts at $39,850. The luxurious features of the Inscription trim are mostly like the R-Design but aesthetically, there are certainly differences.
Inside, the gearshift features a lavish Orrefors brand genuine solid crystal inlay. Additionally, genuine driftwood inlays along the door panels and the dash provide unique texture and natural-feel materials. The driver display also provides road sign information such as speed limits and no passing signs thanks to a forward-facing camera. That way, drivers always know what type of driving zone they are in at any given moment.