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.

See How the Volvo XC90 Recharge Compares Against the Competition

The Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid is the latest in innovative hybrid SUVs from the Volkswagen brand. The largest crossover from Volkswagen now comes electrified, with an exceptional performance and lots of comfort. While some average brands cannot compete the XC90 Recharge has some strong challengers in its own luxury crossover market. We invite shoppers near baton Rouge, LA to learn more about how the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid compares to the competition. You will find the new Volvo XC90 Recharge available for purchase or lease at All Star Volvo Cars of Baton Rouge. Our store is conveniently less than 17 minutes outside of Denham Springs, LA.

Volvo XC90 Recharge vs BMW X5 PHEV

Against the top luxury PHEV from the BMW brand, we see that the XC90 Recharge has a lot more to offer for less. Each trim of the new XC90 features lots of standard driver-assist safety features as well as seating for seven four USB ports, and power rear child door locks. Most of these features only come available on the BMW X5 PHEV and must be added for an extra fee. The X5 typically seats five with manual child safety locks instead of power ones.

The BMW X5 is also the less efficient of the two crossovers, traveling up to 20 mpg on gas-engine performance alone and 50 mpg-equivalent on gas and electric power. The XC90 recharge can travel 27 mpg on its gas engine alone, with 55 MPGe on gas/electric performance.

Volvo XC90 Recharge vs Lincoln Aviator PHEV

Lincoln is another well-known brand for its sophistication and style, but the Aviator SUV falls short a bit in terms of substance. The Aviator has a total cruising range of up to 460 miles on gas and electric performance, whereas the Volvo XC90 Recharge can travel up to 520 miles before you count it out. The Aviator also features manual child safety locks, rather than power locking ones, and features available Active bending LED lights, which are standard on the Volvo XC90 Recharge. Our plug-in electric hybrid SUV from Volvo gives Prairieville, LA shoppers all of these features and performance for over $5,000 less.

Volvo XC90 Recharge vs Lexus 450h

With the Lexus 450h, we see an SUV quite comparable in price, but lacking in many standard features. The Volvo XC90 features standard four-zone automatic climate control and wireless smartphone charging. While the latter feature comes available on the 450h, four-zone climate control does not. Likewise, the Volvo XC90 Recharge is the only SUV of this listing that features standard power child safety door locks, versus manual ones. The hybrid performance of this Lexus hybrid SUV ultimately does not push its fuel economy numbers past that of the Volvo CX90 Recharge.

You will find the new Volvo X90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid SUV available for purchase or lease here at All Star Volvo Cars of Baton Rouge. Visit us today to learn more about this new electric crossover. You will find us less than a half-hour outside of Gonzales, LA in Baton Rouge. Schedule a test drive and visit us today to learn more!