Find a Used Volvo S40 for sale in Chicago Illinois

Volvo of Lisle is located in the western suburbs of Chicago Illinois. We have a great selection of used Volvo S40's to choose from. This sporty Volvo was introduced to the Volvo line of vehicles in 2001 as and has been a very strong seller ever since. Volvo of Lisle provides Chicago, Naperville, Oak Park, Downers Grove, Tinley Park and the rest of the Chicago Suburbs with an outstanding selection of used and Certified Used S40s. Please browse our inventory below to find your next vehicle!

Used Volvo S40 in Chicago Inventory Search

** One shift into our driving experience with the all-new S40, and we realized Volvo's second-generation small car had taken a big step toward becoming a driver's machine. That's because now it can actually be shifted by the driver. Unlike its predecessor, which came only with a four-speed  automatic teamed with a 170-hp, 1.9-liter turbo four-cylinder, this latest Swede can be equipped with a five- or six-speed manual transmission, or a five-speed automatic, and a pair of inline five-cylinder engines making 168 and 218 horsepower, respectively.

We knew the new S40 meant business even before we got behind the wheel. A ringer for a stubbier S60, the S40 looks as if it had spent many a long winter's night at a Swedish gym. Examine the fresh next to the stale, and the new car appears more athletic, highlighted by short overhangs and bulging fenders. It is aggressive where the previous car was timid. More important, it now looks like a Volvo. Perhaps it bears too much family resemblance to the S60, but overall, it's a sportier, welcome guise.
Volvo's "smaller without getting less" philosophy not only resulted in an interior that is bigger but one  that is more stylish and functional. Bissecting the dash is a unique, aluminum-covered center stack that is less than an inch thick. It looks like a chic Nambé platter, and it houses all the audio, telephone, and climate controls, while also shielding a convenient storage bin behind it. Ergonomically, the button-and-knob-infused stack isn't immediately intuitive, but a few minutes of study make it a quick learn. Once mastered, the controls become a second thought to the appreciation garnered from the top-level fit and finish and high-quality materials. Despite being an "entry level" car, the S40 feels as refined and luxurious as the upper-echelon S60.
Our favorite preview example, a front-wheel-drive T5, came with the turbocharged 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder used in the S60, S80, and XC90, mated to the six-speed manual from the S60R. Featuring short throws and light, effortless action, the gearbox makes it easy to enjoy and maximize the T5's 218 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Volvo says the T5 can hit 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and produce a top speed of 149 mph. With all that torque available from 1500 to 4800 rpm, the T5 not only launches off the line but also quickly gets out of its own way on the highway, exhibiting no noticeable turbo lag. There's also little torque steer evident, which is impressive considering all the twist being delivered through the front tires. An all-wheel-drive T5, using the V70 AWD's Haldex system, will be available, but it almost seems superfluous given that the front-driver performs so well.

Both S40s use struts up front and a multilink setup in the rear, tuned for a firm ride that manages to be both comfortable and compliant. Our cars' Euro settings felt ideal, making us wishful that Volvo wouldn't tinker with them for the U.S. cars. Complemented by communicative and linear steering-the best of any Volvo to date-and the optional 205/50R-17 tires on our T5, the able suspension made short work of the winding roads around Málaga, Spain.

** - Review reflects the 2004 Volvo S40 and portions from
Volvo of Lisle

4375 Lincoln Avenue
Directions Lisle, IL 60532

  • Sales: (630) 206-5100
  • Service: (630) 246-2200
  • Parts: (630) 206-5100


  • Monday SALES 8am-9pm
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  • Wednesday SALES 8am-9pm
  • Thursday SALES 8am-9pm
  • Friday SALES 8am-9pm
  • Saturday SALES 8am-5:30pm
  • Sunday Closed
  1. Volvo of Lisle

    4375 Lincoln Avenue
    Lisle, IL 60532

    • Sales: (630) 206-5100
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