The 2023 Volvo C40 trim levels are now aligned with other Volvo models. The C40 debuted last year as the brand's coupe-styled, all-electric crossover.
2023 Volvo C40
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2023 Volvo C40 Overview
Choosing Your Volvo C40
The C40 comes in three trim levels for 2023: Core, Plus, and Ultimate. Pricing starts at $56,395 including destination and tops out at $61,195 for the Ultimate.
The C40 is powered by a pair of electric motors that produce a total of 402 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive and a single-speed automatic transmission complete the mechanical setup. The C40 offers a driving range of 226 miles.
Recharging a fully depleted battery takes about eight hours on a Level 2 home charger. At a Level 3 public charging station, the battery can reach 80 percent capacity in 37 minutes.
The C40 is rated to tow up to 2,000 pounds.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The C40 is a compact crossover with room for five. Due to the sloping roofline, cargo space is limited to 14.6 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 42.6 with it folded. That's less than a conventionally styled crossover of similar size.
Every C40 comes equipped with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams assist, rear parking sensors, road sign recognition, and automatic wipers.
The Plus adds surround-view cameras and side and front parking sensors. The Ultimate also receives adaptive cruise control with steering assist.
The C40's infotainment system includes a 9-inch touchscreen, eight speakers, four USB ports, HD and satellite radio, Google apps (including navigation), a phone charging pad, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
A 13-speaker Harman Kardon sound system is exclusive to the Ultimate.
The Core carries a leatherette interior with heated front seats, driver memory, and illuminated trim. Other equipment includes power-folding side mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, aluminum roof rails, a hands-free power liftgate, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The available Climate Package ($1,100) adds heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, headlight washers, and a range-preserving heat pump.
In addition to its extra safety features, the Plus furnishes sueded fabric upholstery, a power passenger seat, power-folding rear headrests, a cargo divider, and fog lights. The Climate package remains available.
The Climate Package is standard on the Ultimate, along with the Harmon Kardon system, adaptive cruise control with steering assist, and 20-inch wheels. For $250, buyers can add wool blend upholstery and an Orrefors crystal shift knob.
The 2023 Volvo C40 trims are priced close enough that each offers the same balance of price to equipment. We think most buyers will go for the Plus simply because it includes the most popular features.