When choosing a car, it is important to compare several vehicle models to make sure you are getting a car that fits your needs. If you are interested in sedans, you might consider the Volvo S40. Volvo introduced the S40 in 1995 and since then it has been one of the car maker's best selling vehicles, models still being produced for the 2011 market.
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Engine and Fuel Economy
The Volvo S40 comes with a 2.5 litre, 227 horsepower five-cylinder engine. The engine can create up to 236ft.-lbs. of torque and has a maximum of up to 907 Kilogram. As for fuel economy, the S40 averages 21 miles per gallon in the city, 30 miles per gallon on the highway and 24 miles per gallon combined. The vehicle also has a 15.9-gallon fuel tank and on a full tank can average 333.9 miles in the city, 447 miles on the highway and 381.6 miles combined.
Exterior and Interior Dimensions
The Volvo S40 has a length of 176.2 inches, a width of 69.7 inches, a height of 57.2 inches, a wheelbase of 103.9 inches, a curb weight of 1514 Kilogram and a maximum gross weight of 2018 Kilogram. On the interior the Volvo S40 has 38.9 inches of front head room, 53.7 inches of front hip room, 55.2 inches of front shoulder room, 37.2 inches of rear head room, 54.1 inches of rear shoulder room, 50.7 inches or rear hip room, 41.6 inches of front leg room, 34.4 inches of rear leg room, a luggage capacity of 12.6 cubic feet, a maximum cargo capacity of 31 cubic feet and seating for up to five people.
The Volvo S40 also has a variety of safety features, including ventilated front and rear disc brakes, emergency braking assist, four wheel anti-lock brakes, stability control, traction control, dual front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, rear door child safety locks, child seat anchors, emergency interior boot release, two front headrests, a remote antitheft alarm system, daytime running lights, tire pressure monitoring, front fog driving lights and a post-collision safety system.
The Volvo S40 also has several other features including cruise control, front and rear cup holders, 12-volt power outlet, air conditioning, front and rear floor mats, front and rear reading lights, AM/FM/CD/MP3 eight-speaker stereo system and two-touch power windows.
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