Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Volvo XC40 by Euro NCAP

Results
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6.2 10 Clean Air Index
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4.0 10 Energy Efficiency Index
2.3 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory Tests NMHC NOX NH3 CO PN
5.510 Cold Test
7.410 Warm Test
5.710 Highway
Cold Ambient Test Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
Road Test
7.010 On-Road Drive
2.85 On-Road Short Trip
On-Road Heavy Load Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
On-Road Light Load Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
Congestion Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Volvo XC40 performs above average when it comes to emissions aftertreatment. The particle filter is effective in reducing particle emissions, but the potential for improvement is still identified, especially during cold powertrain starts and high load driving in the Highway Test. The control of the unregulated NH3 is a challenge for most petrol engine vehicles and leads to negative points in two out of three tests in the lab. The Volvo handles both CO and NOx emissions well, even during the challenging BAB130 Highway cycle.

Laboratory Tests Energy
5.010 Cold Test
5.010 Warm Test
2.210 Highway
Cold Ambient Test Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
Consumption Driving Range
Average 7.1l100 km 772km
Worst-Case 8.6l100 km 628km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The lowest consumption measured in the tests is 6.1 l/100 km in the real-world driving test with a cold engine start. The worst performance is revealed in the highway driving test BAB130 in the lab with 8.6 l/100 km. With 6.4 l/100 km, the figures in the Cold and Warm Lab Tests are lower than the officially declared WLTP value of 6.7 l/100 km, although Green NCAP tests the cars with active cabin climatisation. The consumption figures are not unusual for a SUV of almost 1.700 kg kerb weight but do not help the XC40 get more than 4 out of 10 points in the Energy Efficiency Index.

Greenhouse Gases CO2 N2O CH4
3.510 Cold Test
3.510 Warm Test
0.010 Highway
Cold Ambient Test Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Greenhouse Gas Index is the XC40's weakest category. Due to its relatively high consumption figures, the SUV scores no points at all in the Highway Test BAB130 and only 3.5 out of 10 during in the other two lab tests. The results follow the Well-to-Wheel+ approach and are based on the sum of tailpipe output and CO2-equivalent emissions related to the fuel supply. This means that in the Highway Test, 50 g CO2‑eq./km upstream gases are added to the car's own 194 g CO2/km. The result exceeds Green NCAP's threshold of 225 g CO2‑eq./km and leads to zero points in this test even after collecting all the bonus points for adequate CH4 and N2O control.

Our verdict

Tested here is the Volvo XC40 - a 48V mild-hybrid SUV equipped with a 2‑litre direct injection turbo charged petrol engine. Like many other petrol vehicles, the Volvo faces the biggest challenge when it comes to greenhouse gases, scoring only 2.3 out of 10 points. In none of Green NCAP's test did the car reach a consumption below 6 l/100 km. The mild-hybrid system also can't help the relatively heavy SUV to reach more than 4 points in the Energy Efficiency Index. On the positive side, the XC40 B3 performs well above average in the Clean Air Index and demonstrates robust behaviour, although there is room for improvement, mainly in terms of NH3 and particle emissions. With an Average Score of 41%, the Volvo XC40 B3 receives 2½ Green stars.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 04 2023
  • Tested Car YV1XZK7VXP291XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d AP
  • Tyres 235/55 R18
  • Mass 1,688 kg
  • Engine Size 1,969 cc
  • Power/Torque 130 kW/265 Nm
  • Declared CO2 151 g/km
  • Declared Consumption 6.7 l/100 km