The Volvo S40 is offered in a range of engines and as you might expect, if you go for the T5 high performance, it isn't going to be cheap to run. You may get around 32.5mpg from it, if you are lucky, realistically it is going to be less. In our opinion the 1.8 litre petrol may be the most suitable choice, it comes in the 9 group for insurance.
If you want the best miles per gallon you are going to have to look at the diesel engines, on the downside is their price tags. This means you may want to weigh up the amount of miles you do against the price tag. The D5 will offer around 40.4mpg, the 2.0 diesel about 49.6mpg and the 1.6 litre diesel around 57.6mpg.
The Volvo D40 offers plenty of equipment along with a driving position that is good and the vehicle handles well on the road, despite the steering being a little on the vague side. If you need Volvo S40 car finance, then contact us for a quote now or use our car financing calculator to see how affordable car loasn can be.