Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Competitive Comparison

Why Choose the 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Over the Competition

Our no-compromise combination of plug-in battery electric power and an efficient gasoline engine provides low to zero tailpipe emissions, excellent flexibility and a powerful driving experience.

Power

The Recharge Plug-In Hybrid T8 AWD powertrain delivers an exhilarating drive with uncompromised efficiency. Combining a high-performance gasoline engine and an electric motor, this powertrain allows outstanding highway performance and zero emission commuting - with all-wheel drive capability when needed and different drive modes to customize your drive. The Pure electric mode prioritizes electric drive with a zero-emission driving range up to 18 miles, ideal for daily commuting. In Hybrid mode both the electric motor and the gasoline engine are utilized to optimize performance, fuel consumption and comfort, while the Power mode uses all available power to maximize performance. The no compromises compact battery installation at the center of the car contributes to balanced handling characteristics and doesn't intrude on passenger or load space.

  • Recharge T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid powertrain (400hp)
  • 18 Miles pure electric range (ideal for daily commutes)
  • 0-60 in 5.0s
  • Instant torque on demand with electric motors
  • Combine outstanding performance with excellent fuel economy
  • Benefits from intelligent use of regenerative braking even if not plugged in and charged on a daily basis

Tax Credits

Plug-in hybrids are eligible for Federal tax credits of $5,419, and in some states additional financial incentives. Also, lower average fuel cost contribute to a lower cost of ownership.

*Model Year 2020 tax credit figures, Model Year 2021 is not yet official.

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Volvo On Call

Access and stay connected with the Volvo On Call app for your Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. When plugged in, you can precondition your car without emitting tailpipe emissions and even turn your heated seats and steering wheel on, if equipped, from the convenience of your smartphone or wearable device. And with the ability to set a timer, you can program for your comfort every day.

Easy Charging

All Volvo Plug-In Hybrids come standard with a charging cable to make your life more flexible. With an adapter which enables Level 1 or Level 2 charging, charging your T8 is as easy as plugging into your ordinary household outlet. Regenerative braking and the efficient gasoline engine will also maintain a level of charge in the battery.

Warranty Benefits

For additional peace of mind, all Volvo Plug-In Hybrids come with an 8 year/100,000 miles warranty on hybrid battery and hybrid system components.

HOV lanes/Prioritized parking for hybrids

The 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid also qualifies for HOV lane access in many states as well as prioritized and convenient parking in numerous municipalities. Check your local regulations.


2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Audi Q5e Plug-in Hybrid

2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC350e

MSRP$53,500$51,900$49,600$51,900
Total Horsepower400362288315
Total Torque472369310516
0-60 MPH5.05.05.95.6
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)18.515.313.217.4
Remote Engine StartStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Panoramic RoofStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Keyless EntryStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Standard USB Ports4422
Leather UpholsteryStandardStandardOptionalOptional
LED Headlights with ABLStandardOptionalStandardOptional
Pre-Tensioners5224
Road Sign InformationStandardOptionalStandardOptional
Active Rear Collision WarningStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Active Lane Departure WarningStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Heated Front SeatsStandardStandardOptionalStandard
Front Seat Power Lumbar SupportStandardDriver OnlyOptionalStandard
Length184.6183.6185.9183.3
Width83.3 / 78.784.3 / 74.584.2 / 74.482.5 / N/A
Height65.365.366.064.7
Curb Weight (lbs.)4,6984,6854,5864,555
Headroom (F/R)38.0 / 38.040.2 / 37.741.1 / 38.537.8 / 38.5
Legroom (F/R)41.5 / 38.041.0 / 37.840.3 / 36.440.8 / 37.3
Shoulder Room (F/R)58.2 / 56.357.7 / 56.557.6 / 56.057.3 / 56.5


*2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid details focus on the 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Inscription Expression.
**Comparison Information from AutoPlanner (September 2020).
Source: OEM sites. Audi and Mercedes information reflects MY20.

Choose the Superior Power of the Volvo XC60 Recharge

With a more powerful hybrid engine and more standard features, the Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid SUV is the clear choice. Washington D.C. drivers get all the benefits of a powerful and roomy SUV while significantly decreasing their carbon footprint.

Volvo XC60 Recharge Luxury SUV vs. the Competition

When you compare the Volvo XC60 Recharge against popular competitors like the Audi Q5e, BMW X3 xDrive30e, or Mercedes Benz GLC350e, our Volvo hybrid comes out on top, with the most powerful engine generating 400-horsepower and a larger capacity 18.5-gal fuel tank. You are also going to get more standard features like:

  • Remote Engine Start
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Keyless Entry
  • Active Rear Collision Warning
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Front Seat Power Lumbar Support

The Benefits of a Volvo XC60 Recharge

Not only does a plug-in hybrid improve on emissions, the Volvo XC60 Recharge offers plenty of modern features to make you feel like you have stepped into the future. Optimize the electric engine's performance with Volvo On Call and control your comfort settings, like temperature and heated seats, from your smartphone or wearable smart device. Charging is easy with our no-fuss charging cable and adapter that plugs directly into your normal household outlets. Enjoy warranty benefits that cover all your vehicle's electric battery and hybrid components. Enjoy the perks of hybrid ownership with reduced vehicle registration fees at the Washington D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Check with your local DMV to see if you qualify.

Talk to Our Experts at Fairfax Volvo Cars

If you have questions about the benefits of our Volvo hybrid models, contact our specialists who are happy to help you understand the ins and outs of going electric. Schedule a test drive today and find our dealership in Fairfax, serving nearby Chantilly, VA, Springfield, VA, and Woodbridge, VA. Experience the future of electric power for yourself.