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.


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

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

Total Horsepower400362288315
Total Torque472369310516
0-60 MPH5.
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
Road Sign InformationStandardOptionalStandardOptional
Active Rear Collision WarningStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Active Lane Departure WarningStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Heated Front SeatsStandardStandardOptionalStandard
Front Seat Power Lumbar SupportStandardDriver OnlyOptionalStandard
Width83.3 / 78.784.3 / 74.584.2 / 74.482.5 / N/A
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.

The Volvo XC60 Recharge - a Luxury Hybrid SUV that Stands Above the Competition

As more and more carmakers produce efficient hybrid SUVs, Volvo continues to stand tall and deliver more than any other brand name with their latest innovative model, the Volvo XC60 Recharge. Formerly known as the Volvo XC60 T8, this incredible SUV is luxurious, powerful, and groundbreaking all at the same time. At Volvo Cars Melbourne, we're ready to help you get to know this SUV better and select the best fit for your needs.

While we think the XC60 Recharge is a topnotch choice and impeccable investment for any Melbourne, FL driver, we also know that it's not the only hybrid SUV competing for your attention, so we've done a little homework for you. Here, we've taken an in-depth look at the XC60 Recharge and what it means for you, and we've also pit it side by side in a comparison against the competition.

Read on to learn more and to get help making the right decision for your next high-end, luxury SUV shopping excursion.

Interior and Exterior Design

Currently in its second generation, the Volvo XC60 is an elegant and refined crossover for Palm Bar drivers with distinct taste. It seats five people, has four doors, and comes with ample space in the rear cargo hold for all your gear. Best of all, it's designed with the Volvo keen attention to detail and meticulous materials, which infuse every inch of the vehicle in a world-class quality and style you'll love.

Power and Performance

The XC60 Recharge is more than just a hybrid SUV. It's a plug-in hybrid model with pulse quickening performance and impressive acceleration. Powered by a 400-horsepower engine that's both supercharged and turbocharged, the Recharge delivers 472 pound-feet of torque and has standard all-wheel drive.

Best of all, as a rechargeable plug-in model, this SUV has a nice electric-only driving range around 19 miles, helping you get the most out of every ride you take.

Stacking the Volvo XC60 Up Against the Competition

Ready to learn more and see what sets the XC60 Recharge apart from the competition? We can help. Check out some of the key aeras where our SUV comes out ahead and stop by to visit us and experience them in person. We look forward to introducing you to the XC60 Recharge for a test drive soon.