2008 Volvo S40 Overview


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2008 S40 T5 Awd Delivers by Daniel
 — This is my third Volvo and i continue to be impressed.this is my first Volvo since the ford days began. The car looks great though it could stand to be about half an inch lower. The suspension is sti... Read More
An Excellent Car For Anyone -- From College Student To Successful Business Exec To Soccer Mom by wtfstatus
 — I would recommend the Volvo brand as an alternative to the typical German lineup (Audi, BMW, and Mercedes). You definitely get more bang for your buck. The interior can be upgraded to compete with the... Read More
Well Designed, Pacey And Solid by Steve
 — Great design features, well laid out instruments and controls. Solid build and still quite a rare car. Performance is more than adequate, fuel economy could be better, ride quality and comfort up ther... Read More

2008 Volvo S40 Overview

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2008 Volvo S40

Volvo's little sedan got a big redesign for 2008. On the outside, the S40 gets new headlights, a bigger grille, and new taillights. Inside, you get more interior space, an auxiliary input for an MP3 player, and a Blind-Spot Information System. The S40 features three trims, with the T5 getting 6 months of Sirius Satellite Radio and a bump up to 227 hp. The 2.4i features a 2.4-liter, 168-hp inline five-cylinder engine.

Gas mileage averages out to around 19 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. All trims have 4 doors and seat 5. The 2.4i gives you a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 5-speed automatic, while the T5 and T5 AWD feature a standard 5-speed automatic. All three trims have 12.6 cubic feet of cargo space.

Overall, drivers like the S40's style, controls, comfort, solid safety features, and smooth handling. On the other hand, acceleration could stand some improvement, and options can cost you if you don't watch yourself. Despite its shortcomings, the 2008 Volvo S40 offers a stylish and capable package at a relatively low price.


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