The 2014 Volvo S40 compact sport sedan is available in two trim levels in 2014 Volvo S40 2014 Volvo S40 T5 and T5 R -Design. Both are front-wheel drive and powered by a turbocharged 227-hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder . A five-speed automatic transmission is the only transmission. Standard feature highlights include a sport suspension , a telescoping steering wheel with audio controls , sunroof, Bluetooth and a six-CD changer with satellite radio , HD radio and iPod control roof. The “R -Design ” says sports elements exterior and interior styling . Options include leather seats, heated seats , navigation system and premium audio 12 speaker system.
2014 Volvo S40 starts to look a bit dated. , High-end 2014 Volvo S40 R -Design models get sports bumpers, stiffer suspension and large wheels , while getting frugal DRIVe versions reduce drag and reduces vehicle thresholds. Across the line above is a selection of the SE Lux ES , SE, and R -Design models. The cabin features minimalist design console Swedish automaker floating center brand , which remains on the new Volvo S40 sedan in 2014 a testament to Volvo design . ES finish input range is matte while the more upscale models lit by aluminum inserts on the board.
Because shares a platform with the Ford Focus Mk2 , it is not surprising that the 2014 Volvo S40 manages quite well. But the direction is vague and general chassis is not as smooth and precise as more modern rivals. Beats changing balance mid-corner , the journey is not particularly well-cushioned and tend to be bothered about the rough asphalt. The engine range includes a pair of diesel engines – a four-cylinder four-cylinder and five – all fuel choice is limited to 143bhp 2.0-liter four-cylinder . The unique sound 148bhp five pot oil burner D3 should be the choice of performance enthusiasts .
Volvo finished in an impressive 10th place in our power driver satisfaction survey in 2012 , if the reliability is clearly a strength. The 2014 Volvo S40 does not appear , but the real estate which is based on V50 finished a respectable 43rd . When it comes to safety, the S40 has a rating and enjoys the company SIPS Side prevention system the impact of five-star Euro NCAP . Curtain airbags , stability control and whiplash reducing front seats are standard across the range and there are full headers for all five occupants. The BLIS blind spot warning system in the list of options , and like all Volvo receive daytime running lights . SE , SE Lux and R -Design models are LED .
The 2014 Volvo S40 sedan has been designed to rival cars like the Volkswagen Golf and the BMW 1 Series , leaving the independent S40 in a sort of niche. Space for passengers is compromised in the back because there is a distinct lack of margin due to plunging roof , smaller rear doors make loading in the difficult child seats. Compared to its main rival , living – the Volkswagen Jetta – the shorter wheelbase S40 means legroom is much stricter for adults. However, the front passenger seat folds flat and back rear seats offer versatility aging Volvo momentum.
Volvo was one of the first manufacturers to embrace the idea of low CO2 models . The 2014 Volvo S40 D2 DRIVe uses 113bhp four-cylinder diesel and added on/off lowered suspension , green tires , in addition to reducing drag wheels and trim . Available in ES , SE and SE Lux trims , the Volvo S40 is cleaner, emitting just 99g/km and a combined fuel economy of 74mpg . This is 15g/km cleaner than standard D2, but the unit requires in relation to a price increase of £ 500 . Even the most powerful model D3 55mpg , while the gasoline engine is only 37mpg with identical performance figures . Volvo offers Volvo S40 -2014 fixed price service across the range , while the residual forecasts vary between 30 and 35 percent. Avoid gasoline models away from heavier depreciation.