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.


So, what's not to like about the Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid? It's basically everything you could want in a large SUV but with all the advantages of a plug-in hybrid. One of these advantages includes the high-tech safety features of modern Volvo SUVs that have been keeping Hickory families safe for years.

Assisted Safety Features

Accidents happen, but they don't have to happen as often as they do right now. Volvo wants to help curb the number of accidents that happen around Lenoir. To do this, they've implemented a number of state-of-the-art safety features to their plug-in hybrid models, including the Volvo XC90 Recharge. Here's a quick overview of some of these advanced safety features:

  • Bird's Eye Camera: Surely parking can't get any easier than it is with a backup camera, right? That's where you're wrong! Thanks to the built-in high definition cameras, your Volvo XC90 Recharge will display a bird's eye view of the car's surroundings, enabling you to get a good handle on what's around you. Easily pull into and out of parking spaces using this amazing technology.
  • Cross Traffic Alert: Another great parking feature. When you're backing out of a parking spot into a busy Morganton parking lot, your Volvo XC90 Recharge will let you know when a car is coming and apply the brake whenever an imminent crash is detected.
  • Forward Collision Warning: As you're driving on the busy streets of Statesville, it can be easy to miss obstacles that jump into your path. Whether it's day or night, your Volvo XC90 Recharge will stop when you're about to hit something that appears in front of you.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring: Changing lanes on the highway can be stressful, but stop worrying! With the Volvo XC90 Recharge, you will be alerted whenever another vehicle is in your blind spot. If you're about to come in contact with this vehicle, the Volvo XC90 Recharge will automatically steer you back to safety.

If you're interested in learning more about the Volvo XC90 Recharge's safety features for your Newton family, do not hesitate to contact us.