Volvo S40 Models and S40 History

The S40 was introduced in 2000 by Volvo, offering a newentry-level sedan with a long list of standard and safety features. In 2001,updated safety was the theme, with new dual-stage front airbags, newhead-protection airbags, and a new child seat-safety system. The engine got apower boost with reduced emissions, and an updated center stack graced thecabin, alongside new headlights, updated bumpers and fenders. Updates to theupper trim levels were the only changes for 2002. But in 2003, Volvo boostedthe hp on the 1.9-liter turbocharged engine to 170 hp, an increase of 10.

 

A CDplayer was also added, as well as new front fascias, colored side-molding, a newsteering wheel and a new instrument cluster. In 2004, a half-year model update offered a longerwheelbase, more interior room, two new engines and three new transmissions.Model years 2005-2006 only featured upper trim level and optional packageupdates. For 2007, stability control was added as a standard feature. The 2008S40 featured a new center console, an input jack on the audio system andupdates to improve power to all engines. In 2009, the manual transmission modelwas discontinued, and new standard features were added that included: Bluetoothintegration, 17 wheels, fog lights, sunroof, powered driver seat and aneight-speaker audio system. Model years 2010-2011 only featured minor updatesto the upper trim levels and options.

New and Used S40 Prices, Volvo S40 Model Years and History

An entry-level luxury sedan, the 2011 Volvo S40 is a safe and practical ride that exudes class.
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 5.0
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 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
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 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

With numerous design updates in 2008, the 2010 Volvo S40 is a compact sport sedan with plenty of refinement, safety and value.
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 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

A small four-door sedan seating five, the 2009 Volvo S40 retains the style and safety for which it is known.
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 3 / 5
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 2 / 5
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A premium sporty sedan, the 2008 Volvo S40 available with FWD or AWD, and a choice between a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic which Volvo calls its Geartronic transmission.
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 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A sporty sedan, the 2007 Volvo S40 now comes standard with Dynamic Stability Traction Control.
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 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

A premium mid-size sports sedan with seating for five, the 2006 Volvo S40 offers a range of trims yet all of them are fully-equipped with the best safety features.
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 3 / 5
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 2 / 5
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 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.7

Totally updated for the new year, the 2005 Volvo S40 is a compact sports sedan that is well equipped and loaded with lots of standard safety equipment.
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 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 3.7
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.3

A premium compact sports sedan, the 2004 Volvo S40 has a mid-year refresh which removes the 1.9L engine in favor of a choice between a 2.4L or 2.5L five-cylinder engine.
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Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 3.7
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 3.3

The 2003 Volvo S40 is a compact four-door sedan that seats five passengers comfortably and safely thanks to all the standard safety equipment.
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 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 3.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

The 2002 Volvo S40 is a compact and sporty five-passenger sedan that is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produces 160 hp.
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 5.0
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 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
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 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2001 Volvo S40 is a compact, five-passenger sedan with upscale amenities and a long list of standard safety equipment.
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A brand-new premium compact sedan with seating for five, the 2000 Volvo S40 offers great standard features including a long list of standard safety items.
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 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

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Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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