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

Tax Credits

Plug-in hybrids are eligible for Federal tax credits of $5,419, and in some states additional financial incentives. Also, lower average fuel cost contribute to a lower cost of ownership.

*Model Year 2020 tax credit figures, Model Year 2021 is not yet official.

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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.

Why Choose the 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Over the Competition?

Many automakers are coming out with hybrid or electric vehicles these days, but none of them are quite like Volvo's. The 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid is a compact SUV that doesn't sacrifice power for reduced emissions. People in Plymouth, MA will appreciate its marvelous efficiency and practicality. Keep reading to see why this sleek crossover should be parked in your driveway.

Power and Performance

You'll enjoy a quick take-off from a stop with the 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid. It comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that combine to produce 400 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque. It delivers quick acceleration for your commute in Wareham, with a zero-to-60 mph time of around five seconds. Kingston, MA drivers who want to cut gas costs will appreciate that the Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid gets 57 MPGe, or about 27 mpg combined (city/highway). Other performance advantages of the XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid include:

  • An 18-mile pure electric range
  • All-wheel drive capability
  • Five customizable drive modes: Comfort, Eco, Dynamic, Off-Road, and Individual

Tax Credits

People in Duxbury will like that plug-in hybrid vehicles are eligible for Federal tax credits of more than $5,000. Some states offer additional financial incentives.

Volvo On Call

If you have the Volvo On Call app, you can start the Volvo XC60 Recharge remotely from your smartphone. Middleboro drivers can warm up the vehicle, turn on the heated seats and the heated steering (if equipped) all from the comfort of their couch.

Easy Charging

Each Volvo XC60 Recharge model comes standard with a charging cable that can be plugged into almost any ordinary household outlet. The XC60 Recharge's regenerative braking system actually helps maintain a level of charge in its battery.

Warranty Benefits

People in Plymouth will have added assurance with the Volvo XC60 Recharge's warranty. Its hybrid battery and hybrid system components are covered by an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty.

Test Drive a 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid SUV at Volvo Cars Plymouth

Enjoy these and other perks when you buy or lease a 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid SUV from Volvo Cars Plymouth. Stop by our dealership and test drive one today.