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.

See How the 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Outdoes Its Rivals

There are a lot of hybrid and electric cars on the road, but only Volvo makes them with exquisite Scandinavian craftsmanship. The 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid SUV delivers surprising power while putting out limited emissions. And, like most Volvos, it comes with a host of helpful driver assistance features for more confident driving in Hyannis. Read on to find out more about this luxurious yet efficient crossover.

Power and Performance

You'll have no problem passing other cars in Barnstable, MA with the 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge. This plug-in hybrid SUV comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that combine to generate 400 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque. It'll get from 0 to 60 mph in about five seconds. Yarmouth, MA drivers will like that the Volvo XC60 Recharge can go 18 miles on electric power only. Other performance benefits of the XC60 Recharge include:

  • Gets 57 MPGe, or 27 mpg combined (city/highway)
  • Comes with Comfort, Eco, Dynamic, Off-Road, and Individual drive modes
  • Has all-wheel drive for better road grip

Tax Credits

People in Mashpee will appreciate that plug-in hybrid vehicles qualify for Federal tax credits of more than $5,000. Some states offer even more financial incentives.

Volvo On Call

In Volvo XC60 Recharge models that are paired with the Volvo On Call app, you can start the vehicle, switch on the heated seats and heated steering wheel (if equipped) all from inside your house on chilly mornings in Harwich.

Quick, Simple Charging

Every Volvo XC60 Recharge model comes with a charging cable that's compatible with ordinary household outlets. Its regenerative braking system also aids in recharging the battery. People in Hyannis will like that the XC60 Recharge can be fully recharged in about three hours using a 240-volt outlet.

Warranty Advantages

The new Volvo XC60 Recharge's plug-in hybrid powertrain is backed by an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty.

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

The 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid is an elite compact luxury SUV that's efficient and environmentally friendly. Visit Volvo Cars Cape Cod and test drive one today.