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 Why the 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Outdoes Its Rivals

There are a lot of hybrid and electric cars on the market, but none have the exciting performance and exceptional value you get with the 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid. This midsize SUV is remarkably light on its feet, while also delivering good fuel economy. Environmentalists in Plymouth, MA will appreciate that it doesn't produce much polluting emissions.

Power and Performance

You can easily pass other vehicles in Wareham with the 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid. Its 400-horsepower hybrid powertrain can get it from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. The XC90 Recharge comes with a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors for a combined 472 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain is also efficient. People in Kingston who want to spend less on fuel will like that the XC90 Recharge gets 27 mpg in combined city/highway driving. Other benefits of the Volvo XC90 Recharge include:

  • All-wheel drive capability
  • An 18-mile electric-only range
  • 55 MPGe fuel economy
  • Five customizable drive modes: Comfort, Eco, Dynamic, Off-Road, and Individual

Tax Credits

You can get more than $5,000 in Federal tax credits when you purchase a 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV. Some states provide added incentives for driving a hybrid.

Volvo On Call

With the Volvo On Call app, Middleboro drivers can start the XC90 Recharge and turn on its heated seats and heated steering wheel without even leaving their house.

Easy Charging

People in Plymouth will appreciate how easy it is to charge the XC90 Recharge. You just plug in its standard charging cable into any ordinary household outlet.

Warranty Benefits

Each Volvo XC90 Recharge SUV comes with an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty that covers its hybrid battery and hybrid system components.

Test Drive a 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid SUV at Volvo Cars Plymouth

There's lots to love about the 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid, including its spacious, elegant interior. Visit Volvo Cars Plymouth and test drive it today.