Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,053 - $8,558
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
168-227
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,053 - $8,558
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
168-227
Seats
5

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Volvo S40 If...

f you like to get the most bang for your buck, the 2009 Volvo S40 will impress you with its style, content and price. Long known for its emphasis on safety, Volvo carries on the tradition with...

Volvo S40 Models & Trims

2009 Volvo S40 Owner Reviews

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9 Reviews
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Elegant, young & reliable.

2009 Volvo S40 2.4L

So I originally purchased the car used at 160,000 miles and the engine performance was incredible. I commuted about 10 miles to work back and forth mon- Fri & it faired up very well. It is a very smooth ride when traveling long distances. The sound system in the vehicle is also probably one of the best sound systems I have ever experienced in a car. It seems to be a full surround sound system that has a lot of low end frequency. Which is great for music lovers. Everyone who has been a passenger in my car loves the wood detailing and trim. It adds a touch of elegance to the car. Overall, the only major problems I have experienced with the car is flat tires here and there & sometimes when I do not get the oil change when required the transmission begins to act a bit sluggish and the car's acceleration decreases. But I love my Volvo and do not plan on letting it go.

- Joe P

It is fun to drive - it handles like a more expensive car (it takes curves like a dream and the turbo means fast acceleration).

2009 Volvo S40

I LOVE my car. Love it. It is always fun to drive, handles like a sports car, but is practical enough to put two carseats in the back for my young children. I call it the "anti-mom" car - no minivan or oversized SUV for me. I want something that is responsive and fun to drive and my Volvo ticks all the boxes. My one complaint is the HVAC - you cannot have both heat and defrost at the same time, which is ridiculous.

- Allison F

I love my Volvo, but it has problems

2009 Volvo S40 2.4L w/Sunroof

I love my little Volvo however it has a leak in the sunroof. Another problem it has been having is overheating and an oil leak. I still live driving it but it is expensive to work on so in the future I may be switching to a more cost friendly option. It is really safe to drive through so that is always a plus!

- Madison R

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$28,550
$32,350 - $33,800

Horsepower

Horsepower
168 hp
227 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC I5 engine
2.5L DOHC turbocharged I5 engine

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.6 in.
41.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.1 in.
38.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.4 in.
34.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.6 cu. ft.
12.6 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/50R17 - P205/55R16
P205/50R17 - P205/50R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
103.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.9 ft.
34.9 ft.

Length

Length
176.2 in.
176.2 in.

Width

Width
69.7 in.
69.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3273 lbs.
3363 - 3518 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
168 hp
227 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
236 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
200 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
5 Cylinder
5 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.1 - 15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
18 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 mpg
26 - 28 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety