The newest crossover in the Volvo lineup, the XC40 reaches down-market while remaining noticeably up-market. With fresh styling, impressive handling and all the latest features it’s an impressive premium compact crossover.
When it’s time to replace the tires on yours, this list outlines the best Volvo XC40 tires based on a careful examination of all the factors, from performance and safety, to warranty and price.
Volvo XC40 Tire Sizes
Below are the trims available on the XC40 as well as the different tire sizes available for that trim from the factory.
- T4 235/55/18 or 235/50/19 or 245/45/20 or 245/40/21
- T5 235/55/18 or 235/50/19 or 245/45/20 or 245/40/21
What is the Best Tire for Volvo XC40?
Best Tire for Volvo XC40
Goodyear Assurance Max Life
Offering an extremely well-balanced package in terms of performance, as this tire’s name suggests it has one true standout feature. The Goodyear Assurance Max Life tire is designed to go more miles than any other tire on the market and to back this up Goodyear equips it with an 85,000 mile warranty. That’s 15,000 miles more than any other tire on this list.
As a performance all-season it also offers a dynamic drive to help keep the Volvo XC40 feeling nimble. Plus braking performance in the dry and wet are very good.
Pricing is slightly more than what you might pay for other tires in this category, but not much more and overall that makes this tire a real value.
Best Tire for Volvo XC40 (alternative)
Continental Cross Contact LX 25
With overall similar performance to the Goodyears above, the Continental Cross Contact LX 25 is another solid choice for the XC40. Highway ride quality is excellent, while driving dynamics are very good. Braking performance in the dry and wet are right at the top of the class.
A 70,000 mile warranty would normally be impressive were it not for the Goodyear Assurance Max Life. This is hardly a fault in the tire, but to make it more attractive it’s priced noticeably less.
Best Budget Tire for Volvo XC40
Kumgo Crugen HP71
A surprisingly good tire for the money, the Kumgo Crugen HP71 might not wow you in any particular area, except perhaps for how little you paid for what is a very decent tire.
A touring all-season tire it’s not as engaging to drive as some on this list, but instead puts its focus on highway ride quality and comfort, with a tread design that’s optimized for low noise.
The tread compound and design work together to actually enable first-rate braking performance in both the dry and wet.
A 65,000 mile warranty is solid and the price is roughly 20 percent less than our other top picks.
Cheapest Tire for Volvo XC40
Westlake SU318 HT
For maximum savings on your next set of Volvo XC40 tires, the Westlake SU318 HT is as inexpensive as they come. A performance all-season tire, it’s pretty disappointing in terms of later grip, but you get what you pay for here. And you’re not paying much.
The tire does offer plenty of siping and smaller tread blocks to make it a capable all-season tire with grip in the wet and light winter conditions.
A 50,000 mile warranty is decent.
Best Winter Tire for Volvo XC40
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
Bridgestone makes one of the best winter tires anywhere and you can never go wrong with a set of Blizzaks.
A larger center tread section makes for great directionality and quick responses to steering changes, both on dry roads and snow covered ones. In fact, actual snow covered roads is where the Blizzaks always stand out, offering an amazingly planed feel, as well as outstanding handling.
Helping in this are the tightly packed exterior tread blocks. And all of them are highly siped to create extra biting edges to grip the snow.
Of particular note on the latest generation WS90 tire, the tread block stiffness has been improved by 30 percent making for a a tire that handles better on clear roads as well.
There are more affordable winter tires out there, but there might not be any better ones!
Best Summer Tire for Volvo XC40
Pirelli P Zero PZ4 Sport
One of the tire options available from the factory, the Pirelli P Zero PZ4 Sport delivers outstanding grip. A dedicated high performance summer tire the thick center ribs make for a planed feel at speed an excellent response to changes in direction.
The exterior tread blocks on the tire’s shoulders are incredibly thick to enable sports-like handling through the corners and make this compact crossover come alive.
Pricing for these tires is quite reasonable, which we like. The only pause for concern is that there is no milage warranty. Expect around 20,000 miles on a set, which is normal for tires like this.
Additional Volvo XC40 Tires