The 2010 Volvo S40 is the Swedish automaker's smallest 5 passenger sedan but offers a sporty ride, plenty of value and lots of safety. The base trim starts off with a 2.4-liter 170 hp I-5, 5-speed Geartronic Automatic transmission, front wheel drive and up to 20/31 mpg city/hwy. Check the box marked "R Design" and you get a 2.5-liter 236 hp turbo I-5, front-wheel or optional all-wheel drive and a choice of 5-speed auto or 6-speed manual gearboxes which achieve up to 20/27 mpg city/hwy. With an ergonomically designed cabin, floating center stack, front, side and curtain airbags, Blind Spot Information System and Dynamic Stability Control combined with sleek styling and low entry price make this Volvo worth a second look.Read more Read less
The Volvo S40 sedan and its V50 wagon counterpart get few changes for 2010, the most notable being the reintroduction of a 5-speed manual transmission as standard on S40 2.4i, while the T5 AWD gets a new 6-speed manual. The T5 FWD continues to come with a 5-speed automatic as standard.
Stylish interior; comfortable front seats; V50's cargo versatility; R-Design performance
The 2010 Volvo S40 and V50 are stylish, attractive small-car alternatives. Especially notable is the distinctive interior with its ?floating' center-stack design which brings an airier feel to the instrument panel. The T5 R-Design's more powerful engine brings impressive acceleration. Include Volvo's reputation for safety and the S40/V50 are well-rounded values.