Brakes are apparently too big for even 18’s, according to my dealer. I’m waiting for winter rims, and will be interested to see the difference. Autogefühl’s Thomas felt it did make for a smoother ride, but it would be nice if Volvo could give us the option on Ultimate trim.ME, I'd get the car you want. ME, I think folk make much too much out of a half inch in radius and how much differnce it REALLY makes. It's certainly an issue of near religious propotions on this forum (like the holes for a front number plate issue) but from a pragmatic perspective I don't believe it transforms a vehicle from smooth riding to harsh and unlivable with a half inch less tire between you and the ground. Now 19s to 22s, yeah maybe then...But why aren't people putting 17s on for a super smooth ride?
did you test drive an xc40 with 20”s?I wanted pixel lights and nicer stereo, but I wanted them less than I wanted 19's. I wanted 19's for alleged comfort (they are fine; not OMG!?) and for cost down the road. I did get the climate package which got butt warmers for the kids and the all important heat pump. No regrets here.
The headlights are what I am used to, and yes, the sound in my V90CC (on 20's)is better.
not by much price wise. i think it was only about $2,500. especially since we ordered the plus with the winter package. it's the rest of the difference we didn't care about.If I may ask, was the £€$ difference between the two very significant in your case? Enough to say - well if I have to pay that much and also get the 20”, then I’ll go plus!
great that you found a way to interpret all the information availableI got about an hour into what looked like what could turn into an entire days' research on this topic when I concluded the differences between 17, 18, 19, and 20 inch wheels/tires are non-quantifiable. I looked at Car & Driver, Consumer Research, BMW forums, Audi forums, Firestone, Yokohama, and speed freak sites. All of those experts and experienced drivers provide numerous citations to scientifically valid and vetted research and to anecdotal assumptions and presumptions that arrive, in their own ways, at opposing conclusions. the ultimate choice for the consumer, unless she is a professional driver with wheel/tire sponsorships, comes down to personal preferences and, perhaps to a greater dgree, economics; bigger wheels and tires are much more expensive than smaller units.
When faced with so much well supported and utterly contrary information, I'm glad I simply accepted the options avaialble on the order form. Since I wanted everything in the Ultimat trim, the wheels were, based on my ignorance at the time, of little consequence (Why would Volvo offer anything but the coolest and most appropriate wheel option?)
20s on xc40 and c40 recharge have 50 front and 45 rear profiles respectively so it’s bound to be more comfy than the Audi’s 35 profileI need to check but I'm sure my UK Ultimate order is 19" wheels. Gotta be smoother than our Q3 on 20" 35 profiles - run over a coin and you can tell if heads or tails
I respectfully disagree. After my wife bought a BMW i3 with 19" wheels I bought one with 20" wheels. The ride in my car was so much worse than it was in my wife's car that I was driven to sell my wheels and buy (used) 19" wheels. Of course, my experience might have been different with other cars. I've test-driven a C40 with 20" wheels and was very pleased with the ride. I've not driven one with 19" wheels, however, so I cannot comment on the difference. Incidentally, an Australian YouTube reviewer of the C40 with 20" wheels found that reducing the tire pressure by 3-4 psi (from the approved 41 psi) greatly improved ride comfort.ME, I'd get the car you want. ME, I think folk make much too much out of a half inch in radius and how much differnce it REALLY makes. It's certainly an issue of near religious propotions on this forum (like the holes for a front number plate issue) but from a pragmatic perspective I don't believe it transforms a vehicle from smooth riding to harsh and unlivable with a half inch less tire between you and the ground. Now 19s to 22s, yeah maybe then...But why aren't people putting 17s on for a super smooth ride?