Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Competitive Comparison

Why Choose the 2021 Volvo XC90 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 eAWD 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 5.3s
  • 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 App

Access and stay connected with the Volvo On Call App for your Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. When plugged in, you can set the temperature of the cabin and even turn your heated seats and steering wheel on, if equipped, from the convenience of your smartphone or wearable device.

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 Volvo 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 XC90 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 XC90
Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

2021 BMW X5
xDrive PHEV

2021 Lincoln Aviator
Grand Touring PHEV

2021 Lexus 450h

Active Safety1StandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Remote Engine StartStandardNot AvailableStandardStandard
Inductive Smartphone ChargingStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Standard USB Ports4246
Pilot Assist Semi-Autonomous DriveStandardOptionalOptionalStandard
4-Zone ACCStandardOptionalStandardNot Available
Leather UpholsteryStandardOptionalStandardOptional
Active Bending LED HeadlightsStandardStandardOptionalOptional
Whiplash ProtectionStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
7-Passenger SeatingStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
2nd Row Pilot Seating, (6-Passenger)OptionalNot AvailableStandardOptional
Rear Power Child LocksStandardManualManualManual
Panoramic MoonroofStandardStandardStandardOptional
Seatbelt Pre-Tensioners7224
Elec + Gas MPGe555056-
Premium Gas MPG27202329/28/29
Total Range (Gas + Elec)520400460N/A

1Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Information, Rear Collision Mitigation, and Road Sign Information
*2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid details focus on the 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Inscription Expression.
**Source: Comparison Information from AutoPlanner (September 2020); OEM sites.

Family-Friendly, Luxurious, and Efficient - the Volvo XC90 Recharge is the Best Plug-In Hybrid Around and We Have Proof

Since 2003, Volvo has given drivers around the world a state-of-the-art, luxurious SUV that delivers family-friendly space and high-end engineering. The Volvo XC90 introduced us to its second outstanding generation in 2016, and with it came a new hybrid option. At Volvo Cars Melbourne, we're big fans of the entire XC90 lineup, and we're excited to help you get to know the plug-in hybrid variant, known as the Volvo XC90 Recharge, a little better.

With its rechargeable, plug-in capability, the XC90 Recharge is that rare SUV that blends three-row spaciousness, luxurious quality, elegant materials, and innovative efficiency. It's a groundbreaking SUV to be sure, but we know that it's not the only hybrid model competing for your attention.

To help you select the best hybrid SUV for your Palm Bay and Melbourne, FL drives, we've done our research and highlighted our XC90 Recharge against some of its main competitors. We hope this helps you as you begin your search for your next SUV.

Power and Performance

The Volvo XC90 is more than just another SUV. It comes powered by an impressive, 400-horsepower engine that's both supercharged and turbocharged to maximize your level of performance. As a plug-in model, it can also travel on electricity alone for a range of around 18 miles, helping you save time stopping at the gas station for fill-ups.

Safety and Technology

As a meticulously crafted model from one of the most renowned brand names in the world, it comes as no surprise that the XC90 Recharge also gets a complete roster of standard and optional features that you'll love. Highlights include a standard panoramic sunroof, standard hands-free liftgate, standard forward collision mitigation and blind-spot monitoring, and much more.

Side-By-Side with Other SUVs

Ready to see how our XC90 Recharge stands up to the competition? Read on to learn more about the research we've put together and see for yourself all the ways that the Volvo XC90 Recharge comes out ahead. We look forward to helping you select your perfect fit soon.