December 15, 2019 at 1:02 pm #100045
Hi all, so now the XC40 has been around for a while, I was hoping that those that have opted for the T4 auto, either in 2WD or AWD form, could share your real world experiences of fuel economy, and what if any niggles have you found with the car, as well as things that work well.
December 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm #100046
hope it is good cause ordered one a few weeks agoDecember 15, 2019 at 2:27 pm #100050
Reviews seem to say around 28-30 mpg.December 15, 2019 at 2:34 pm #100053
I crossed the XC40 off my renewal list, I spoke to an owner in a supermarket car park and he said he was only getting 28 mpg . I suppose the low mpg figure is due the weight of the XC40December 15, 2019 at 4:13 pm #100057
Omg that’s terrible
BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.December 15, 2019 at 6:20 pm #100065
I really like the xc40 and wish I’d held out for one even knowing that fuel consumption is poor, a guy up the roads got one and it looks fantastic but he says earlier 20’s mpg on a T4 r design pro with the 20’s which would be ridiculously expensive for me doing 18000 miles a yearDecember 15, 2019 at 6:36 pm #100066
It’s top of my list, if it’s still on next year when I can order, on the XC40 forum they get between 28 to 40 mpg, on the fwd.December 15, 2019 at 6:54 pm #100068
No wonder they put it on the scheme as I can’t see many private buyers going for one with those running costs.December 15, 2019 at 7:01 pm #100070
I’ve had a T4 XC40 for about 9 months now. For the first 4-5,000 miles the car refused to exceed 30MPG on a combined cycle which is far short of the advertised figure. In reality it was more like 28MPG.
I’m now sat on around 9,000 miles and the car is comfortably sitting at an average of 34.2MPG for the last 600 miles. In a recent 420 mile motorway trip, it returned 38.1MPG.
The general concenous is that the fuel economy improves after the first 5,000 miles of break-in, but its certainly not brilliant. I would say however that its an excellent engine – very smooth, quiet and a nice linear power delivery with plenty of punch.
For reference, mine is the 4WD model so would expect the FWD T4 to be very slightly better on fuel economy.December 15, 2019 at 7:13 pm #100075
That is still poor Lawro especially given it’s not that fast.December 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm #100078
<p style=”text-align: left;”>It’s not meant to be fast though – It has ample power for its size and weight. It’s a big heavy car full of technology so it was never going to be brilliant on fuel.</p>
<p style=”text-align: right;”>In fairness, its only a few MPG short of my old Tiguan R-Line TSI and the volvo engine is far more refined in comparison.</p>December 15, 2019 at 7:33 pm #100079
Worth pointing out that for very low mileage users many cars struggle to get over 30mpg as the engine/gearbox fluids do not get up to temperature. I’ve been running a petrol Qashqai cvt for nearly 3 years, and on a decent run it has done 45mpg, but most days it’s around 28, especially in cold weather.
I’ve shortlisted 2 cars that were very different. Just ordered XC40 over bmw i3 despite similar ap and obvious fuel cost. Worth paying for the fuel in my opinion.December 15, 2019 at 7:37 pm #100080
Couldn’t agree more Simono. I was used to low 20 MPG for years when I had proper performance cars anyway so an extra 10-15MPG is a bonus for me.
It’s a fantastic car, you’ll really enjoy it. Out of interest what spec did you go for and what is the lead time now? I was waiting nearly 5 months for mine.December 15, 2019 at 7:48 pm #100081
Lawro, gone for a high spec, 2 litre Inscription Pro geartronic FWD, with pan roof and winter plus pack. They reckon build in feb and delivery to me by end March, so 3.5 months.December 15, 2019 at 7:59 pm #100084
Very nice, enjoy it!
I went for R-Design Pro T4 AWD with the Winter Plus Pack, Front Park Assist, B&O sound system and wireless phone charging. I’ve seen they don’t offer the AWD T4 Pro on Motability now.
Did you manage to get an discount on your options?December 15, 2019 at 8:13 pm #100087
Nice car. I had an XC60 R Design AWD about 5 years ago, but it’s too big for us now. That was a great car which I bought and had the Polestar mod done. It was a beast for a big car. The idea was to keep it, but my wife’s condition worsened and we ended up selling it to buy a WAV.December 15, 2019 at 8:22 pm #100088
Sorry Lawro, forgot to answer the discount question. Yes, I think I did well on the day. I got £500 off the deal.December 15, 2019 at 9:13 pm #100095
Wow, lots of views there guys, but what i’m picking up on is it would take us a year to loosen the engine up based on 5kDecember 15, 2019 at 11:54 pm #100101
Realistically Macca, based on my experience, if you budget for 30MPG anything more is a bonus. Like I said above, it will improve slightly once the engine is run in but its not a drastic improvement – 5MPG at a push in reality.
If you’re only averaging around 5K a year, it’s not really worth worrying about. The car itself certainly makes up for the average MPG.December 16, 2019 at 12:07 am #100102
I’m glad you asked. I’ve just collected this car. And the MPG is 24.1
it’s absolutely terrible,December 16, 2019 at 12:41 am #100106
I fully expect the hybrid to be on the scheme early next year, both motability and local dealer info, so maybe worth waiting for that option. Of course we don’t know what the AP will be and it is a £42,000 car.
The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson CrusoeDecember 16, 2019 at 5:02 am #100121
Yes Brydo the hybrid be very economical especially short journeys in electric mode my next car will def be a hybrid
BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.December 16, 2019 at 8:09 am #100125
I do think we’ll check out the XC40 in the flesh at some point. The tricky thing is across the R Design and Inscription, in the ideal world I would probably want a cocktail of the two. I.e. i like the black headlining, wheels, black grill, and colour choices of the R, but prefer the leather of the Inscription over the alcantara of the R. But of course thats just not possible.
Having tried the Honda CRV recently, whilst its a good motor, its just not worth the AP in my eyes.
The ideal option for us woild be for Hyundai to add the Santa Fe to the scheme again. We just dropped on at the right time for our current Santa Fe as its very rarely been on the scheme over thr years.
Although theres talk of value caps on the scheme we constantly see examples of cars that are way over these caps, so theoretically at least a Premium spec Santa Fe could make it on if there was a desire from Hyundai and Motability to have it available.
Who knows, time will tell eh?December 16, 2019 at 8:13 am #100127
The hybrid 48v Hyundai Tucson looks fab will have a test drive next summer
BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.December 16, 2019 at 8:22 am #100128
Yeah the Tucson has always been a good option. Funnily enough I was having another look at the N Line whilst at the dealer last week, but i’m still not taken with it as it has alcantara seats and I feel its a little light on spec.
The Premium SE auto is on at good money but the reports on the fuel economy of the 1.6 petrol turbo aren’t great. As for the Hybrid, its not available in the Premium SE on the scheme, only the Premium and over £3k is a big number if you’re not getting the top spec for that outlayDecember 16, 2019 at 8:32 am #100130
Price of hybrid will drop like a stone this is Hyundai not BMW I can remember the ioniq at £2000 !!
BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.