What did make a difference were the configurable driving modes—Comfort, Dynamic, and ECO—that adjust steering, engine, gearbox, throttle/brake response, and steering effort to best suit one’s desired driving style. Volvo is supposed to offer active damping at a later date on R-Design models, but it won’t be available at launch. Most customers of the XC40 won’t particularly care about cornering performance and acceleration times. For those buyers, utility is key, and the XC40 brings it with 57.5 cu. ft. of total cargo space with the rear seats folded, 20.7 cu. ft. with those same seats erected for rear passengers, and a standard power tailgate for easy loading.