The 2009 Volvo S40 is a fun-to-drive compact luxury sport sedan that benefits from Volvo's recent focus on innovative styling and performance. The S40 is one year removed from an update that included a new grille, fascia, headlights and taillights.
As with every Volvo, safety remains a high priority. Among its many innovative safety features, the S40 incorporates an Intelligent Driver Information System that determines if the driver is negotiating a difficult turn and will delay posting any non-essential alerts that might distract the driver.
Engine choices for the S40 are a 168 horsepower 2.4-liter inline 4, and a 227 horsepower turbocharged inline-5. Either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic, sends power to the front wheels. All wheel drive is available with the turbocharged engine.
Fuel economy on the Volvo S40 ranges from 18 miles per gallon city to 28 miles per gallon highway.
Base MSRP for the 2009 Volvo S40 is $28,550, with an optioned-out model coming in just under $40,000. The S40 comes with a 4-year, 50,000-mile power train warranty.
With truly innovative safety features and updated styling, the 2009 Volvo S40 delivers value and peace of mind in a well-built sport-compact sedan.