2002 Volvo S40

Review Summaries

What reviewers liked most about the Volvo S40

  • Excellent road isolation.

    - AutoWeek
  • Volvo's compact S40 packs all that traditional Swedish goodness, all that genuine Volvo obsession with safety, into a more manageable, more affordable package.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • The stereo has big buttons and controls for easy use, even while wearing gloves.

    - USA Today

What reviewers liked least about the Volvo S40

  • The S40 still could benefit from a larger optional engine.

    - Automobile
  • Characteristically odd Swedish ergonomics.

    - AutoWeek
  • Exhibits more body roll than some other competitors.

    - Motor Trend

Volvo S40 Comparisons

  • Hard-core enthusiasts may prefer the Audi A4 and the BMW 3 Series.

    - Car and Driver
  • Handling of the S40 is merely acceptable. In this way the S40 is not in the same class as a BMW 3 Series.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • As so often happens with Volvos, the V40 wagon is more stylish than the S40 sedan.

    - USA Today

Best one-liner about the Volvo S40

  • The pejoratives boxy and boring don't apply here.

    - Car and Driver
  • The official poster car of the Red Cross.

    - The Detroit News

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