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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Smallest Volvo has the smallest running costs in the range, but still not cheap to own. Resale values are improving now the car is out of production.

V40 performs reasonably on the eco front. With an average of 187 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are fairly standard for a medium-sized estate. The range is not particularly economical, averaging 36 mpg.

Some build quality niggles on 1996-97 cars but overall a big improvement on the old 400 series; reliability on newer cars is above average, but look for full Volvo history for peace of mind.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £160 - £325
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Insurance group 17 - 34
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