"Our test example wore 20-inch wheels on 245/45R-20 Pirelli P Zero summer tires. With this setup, the XC40 drove like a lifted Volkswagen GTI. Body motions are quickly controlled, there's no slop in the chassis responses, the quick steering is alive, and the engine -- although a bit gritty -- pulls hard accelerating out of corners. Volvo will offer an adjustable suspension later in 2018 for $1000, but the R-Design's setup makes us very happy.
"Switch the driving mode from the standard Comfort to Dynamic (there's also Eco and Off-Road modes, along with a customizable Individual mode) and the throttle response sharpens, the transmission holds gears longer and locks out eighth gear, and the brakes allegedly become more responsive -- although we couldn't feel any difference. The throttle response alone changes the XC40's attitude and makes you want to hustle it, something that rarely happens when driving anything in the XC40's competitive set."
-- Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver