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Roadshow's long-term Volvo XC40 after three months

Our 2019 Volvo XC40 has a lot going for it, but some of its shortfalls are hard to live with.

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We're three months and 4,000 miles into our year-long test of the 2019 Volvo XC40.

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Several of my coworkers have no shortage of nice things to say about this subcompact SUV.

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I, however, have a few gripes with our long-termer.

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I find these seats to be shockingly uncomfortable.

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The bolsters do a poor job of holding me in, while also creating pressure points.

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After more than 100 miles of sustained driving, the seat bottoms become painful for me.

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Not long after the seat bottoms start to annoy me, the driver's door arm rest started to irritate my left elbow. 

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The XC40 is also jerky when accelerating from a standstill.

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That jerkiness is only exacerbated by a clunky stop-start system. After only a day of dealing with it, I switched the system off.

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I have more gripes about the XC40 and plenty of praise points, too, which you can read about in my long-term update. Click or scroll further for more photos of Roadshow's 2019 Volvo XC40 long-termer.

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