2019 Volvo XC40: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
All-Wheel Drive
The XC40’s all-wheel-drive system features a lightweight, compact coupling that under normal conditions delivers almost all power to the front wheels. The system constantly calculates where torque is needed and can deliver up to 50 percent of the power to the rear wheels. At a standstill all-wheel drive is always engaged to provide maximum traction during acceleration. The XC40 offers an impressive 8.3-inches of ground clearance — although most will never go off-road, the new Volvo should be perfectly capable in mud or snow.

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