Volvo’s smallest SUV receives few changes for 2022. The XC40 no longer offers a power-operated liftgate, front fog lamps, or rear child locks as standard equipment.
The mid-range R-Design and upscale Inscription models gain a wireless smartphone charging feature, though, and, for buyers who want it, they can pay extra for the power liftgate as a standalone option on all models.
We’d select the T5 R-Design model, not solely for the seasonal security of all-wheel drive, but also for the more powerful 248-hp engine. The T5 R-Design comes standard with navigation, a panoramic roof, and a sporty appearance. We’d add the Climate package,
which provides heating for the rear seats, steering wheel, and headlamp washers, as well as the Advanced package, which brings adaptive cruise control with a semi-autonomous mode, a 360-degree surround-view camera, and a 12-volt outlet in the cargo area.