Volvo V40 2012 Hatchback

This generation of Volvo V40 has been produced from January, 2012 to December, 2016. We can provide information about 20 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Volvo is available with seven petrol engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.5 litres and power of from 122 to 254 horsepower un five diesel engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 litres and power of from 115 to 190 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (11 versions), as well as automatic (9 versions) gearbox.

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Volvo V40 2012 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.4 to 9 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 3.2 to 5.2 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volvo V40 2012 hatchback petrol engine version is Volvo V40 T3, consuming 5.4 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volvo V40 2012 hatchback diesel - Volvo V40 2.0 D2 for 100 kilometers consumes 3.2 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volvo V40 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 31 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +23% for petrol engines and +38% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volvo V40 modification.

Volvo V40 2012 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 125 to 185 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 94 to 136 grams per kilometer. From Volvo V40 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volvo V40 T3 which produces an average of 125 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volvo V40 diesels least CO2 distributes Volvo V40 D2 - 94 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.3 seconds has Volvo V40 2.0 T5 version, conversely the tardiest one is Volvo V40 D2 reaching this speed only in 12.3 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 2.5 petrol 5-cylinder 254 hp version (Volvo V40 T5) and the 2.0 diesel 5-cylinder 150 hp version (Volvo V40 D3).

Lenght of Volvo V40 is 437 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Volvo V40 is about 1 cm longer than Ford Focus hatchback, but 5 cm shorter than Opel Astra hatchback. Volvo V40 gross weight is from 1890 to 2040 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 10 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Volvo V40 trunk space is 335 litres.

This Volvo is slightly expensive - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 9000 €. Users calculated Volvo V40 2012 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2600 € cost per year and 0.22 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 44%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 19% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volvo V40 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volvo V40 prices and costs.

Volvo V40 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Volvo V40 2012 1.6 T3 Jan 2012 — Jan 2016

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.6 Petrol 150 HP 5.4 l/100km Manual (6)
Volvo V40 2012 1.6 T4 Jan 2012 — Jan 2016 1.6 Petrol 180 HP 5.5 l/100km Manual (6)
Volvo V40 2012 1.6 T4 Jan 2012 — Jan 2016 1.6 Petrol 180 HP 6.4 l/100km Automatic (6)
Volvo V40 2012 1.6 D2 Jan 2012 — Jan 2016 1.6 Diesel 115 HP 3.6 l/100km Manual (6)
Volvo V40 2015 2.0 T2 Jan 2015 — Dec 2016 2.0 Petrol 122 HP 5.5 l/100km Manual (6)
Volvo V40 2015 2.0 T3 Jan 2015 — Dec 2016 2.0 Petrol 152 HP 5.5 l/100km Manual (6)
Volvo V40 2013 2.0 T4 Jan 2013 — Dec 2015 2.0 Petrol 180 HP 7.5 l/100km Automatic (6)
Volvo V40 2013 2.0 T5 Jan 2013 — Dec 2016 2.0 Petrol 213 HP 7.5 l/100km Automatic (6)
Volvo V40 2014 2.0 T5 Jan 2014 — Dec 2016

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds

2.0 Petrol 245 HP 5.9 l/100km Automatic (8)
Volvo V40 2015 2.0 D2 Jan 2015 — Dec 2016

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 120 HP 3.2 l/100km Manual (6)
Volvo V40 2015 2.0 D2 Jan 2015 — Dec 2016

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

2.0 Diesel 120 HP 3.6 l/100km Manual (6)
Volvo V40 2015 2.0 D2 Jan 2015 — Dec 2016 2.0 Diesel 120 HP 3.8 l/100km Automatic (6)
Volvo V40 2012 2.0 D3 Jan 2012 — Jan 2016 2.0 Diesel 150 HP 4.3 l/100km Manual (6)
Volvo V40 2012 2.0 D3 Jan 2012 — Jan 2016 2.0 Diesel 150 HP 5.2 l/100km Automatic (6)
Volvo V40 2012 2.0 D4 Jan 2012 — Jan 2016 2.0 Diesel 177 HP 4.3 l/100km Manual (6)
Volvo V40 2012 2.0 D4 Jan 2012 — Jan 2016 2.0 Diesel 177 HP 5.2 l/100km Automatic (6)
Volvo V40 2014 2.0 D4 Jan 2014 — Dec 2016 2.0 Diesel 190 HP 3.3 l/100km Manual (6)
Volvo V40 2014 2.0 D4 Jan 2014 — Dec 2016 2.0 Diesel 190 HP 3.8 l/100km Manual (6)
Volvo V40 2014 2.0 D4 Jan 2014 — Dec 2016 2.0 Diesel 190 HP 4.2 l/100km Automatic (8)
Volvo V40 2012 2.5 T5 Jan 2012 — Jan 2016

Most powerfull petrol version (254 HP)

2.5 Petrol 254 HP 9.0 l/100km Automatic (6)
Volvo V40 service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Volvo V40 safety

During safety testing Volvo V40 has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Volvo V40 is evaluated with outstanding rate 98 from 100, children safety: good mark - 75 from 100, for pedestrian protection Volvo V40 got 88 points from 100.
Volvo V40 safety equipment has been rated as outstanding - 100 percents from 100.

Volvo V40 prices

Volvo V40 2012 - 2016 hatchback price in Latvia is from 6000 € to 12000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volvo V40 price is very high - Volvo V40 is approximately for 23 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2012 - 2016 prices). Volvo V40 high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this Volvo could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volvo V40 2016 price 9000 € 10 500 € 12 000 €
Volvo V40 2015 price 7500 € 9500 € 11 500 €
Volvo V40 2014 price 7500 € 8500 € 10 000 €
Volvo V40 2013 price 7000 € 8500 € 10 000 €
Volvo V40 2012 price 6000 € 7000 € 8500 €

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Volvo V40 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Volvo V40 reliability is average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of 13.4 percent of Volvo V40 of this generation (on average 8 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 13.7%.

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Volvo V40 2012 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Volvo V40 with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
87%
Rain sensor
81%
Conditioning
74%
Metallic paint
70%
Tire pressure control
53%
Cruise control
31%
Rear parking sensors
30%
Adjustable steering wheel
30%
Xenon headlights
30%
Navigation
27%
Distance control
24%
Bi-xenon lights
22%
Heated seats
19%
Dimming mirrors
18%
Leather upholstery
17%
Rear-view camera
13%

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Volvo V40 reviews

Total 25 Volvo V40 owner reviews

Volvo V40 2015 Hatchback Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2019 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:5`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 4.5 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9
   male, age 80
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