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.

Volvo XC60 Recharge vs. the Competition

When you want to drive the newest models with the latest technology, you know you can count on the Volvo brand to deliver. Baton Rouge drivers can expect the new 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge to come out ahead of the competition in many remarkable ways. When shopping for a new SUV near Denham Springs, the options you have available can be overwhelming, but we're here to help. Knowing whether the Volvo XC60 Recharge is better for you than the Audi Q5e, Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e, and BMW X3 xDrive30e will help you feel confident in your decision. How do these four luxury SUVs differ?

Safety Features

With the new Volvo XC60 Recharge, you'll enjoy standard safety features, including Active Rear Collision Warning and Active Lane Departure Warning. With the Audi Q5e, Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e, and BMW X3 xDrive30e, you won't have them as standard features, so you'll pay more for similar features. Luxury SUVs in Prairieville need to have the latest safety features, and the XC60 Recharge can give you more for your money than the Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW SUVs can. Even Road Sign Information, which the Volvo SUV provides as a standard feature, is only offered as an optional feature on the base Q5e, GLC 350e, and X3 xDrive30e models.

Exhilarating Performance

Both the 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge and Audi Q5e Plug-In Hybrid can get from zero to 60 mph in five seconds, but the BMW X3 xDrive30e and Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e fail at accelerating as quickly. These SUVs get you to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and 5.6 seconds, respectively. The XC60 Recharge offers 313 horsepower, while the Q5e offers 252 horsepower, the GLC 350e offers 241 horsepower, and the X3 xDrive30e provides 288 horsepower. Gonzales XC60 Recharge drivers definitely get more power when behind the wheel of this luxury SUV.