2008 Volvo S40

At a Glance

Pricing $24,365 - $30,365
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.4l I5, 2.5l I5
Transmissions A5, M5
Fuel Economy 18-20 (city), 26-28 (highway)

The 2nd generation Volvo S40 compact sedan resembles a ¾ scale version of the midsize S60. Designed to compete in the entry-level sport sedan segment, the S40 is available with many premium features not available from other competitors. Engine choices include a 168-bhp 2.4L I-4, or turbocharged 227-bhp 2.5L I-5 engine, coupled to a 5-speed manual (2.4i), 6-speed manual (T5), or 5-speed Geartronic(R) automatic (2.4i and T5). The sporty S40 T5 is available with AWD for improved traction and handling. Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC), Bi-Xenon headlights, and DVD navigation system are available. Some other S40 option packages include: Sport Package, Dynamic Trim Package, and Audio Package.

What Changed:

New front fascia, grille, spoiler, headlamps and taillights. Revised center console and door pockets. Horsepower increases from 218 to 227 on T5 and T5 AWD models.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
S40 2.4i 2.4l I5 (168-bhp) M5 FWD $24,365
S40 2.4i 2.4l I5 (168-bhp) A5 FWD $25,615
S40 T5 2.5l I5 (227-bhp) A5 FWD $28,515
S40 T5 AWD 2.5l I5 (227-bhp) A5 AWD $30,365