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.


Fort Collins' streets can be filled to the brim during rush hour. To navigate these perilous road conditions, you're going to need a vehicle that has the best high-tech safety features a modern car could possibly have. Luckily for you, the Volvo XC60 Recharge, one of Volvo's plug-in hybrid models, has some of these fantastic safety features to keep you secure.

Assisted Safety Features

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, your car is now able to keep you safe automatically. Here's a look at some of the fantastic assisted safety features included in the Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid model:

  • Blind Spot Information System: The blind spot information system will assist you while driving on those busy Cheyenne highways. When another vehicle is detected in your blind spot, you will be alerted and your vehicle will assist you in steering you and your family back into safety.
  • Cross Traffic Alert: Backing out of a spot in a busy Greeley parking lot can be tense, especially if other drivers are looking for their own spot. With the cross-traffic alert system built into the car, you will be alerted and your car will engage the automatic brake whenever another vehicle is in your path as you're backing out.
  • Bird's Eye Camera: Achieve a view of your surroundings that previously was only a thing of science fiction. With the 360-degree bird's eye parking view camera, get the full view of your parking attempt using the four built-in high-definition cameras.
  • Collision Detection: When you're driving on busy Windsor streets, obstacles can appear unexpectedly in your path. Whether you're traveling during daytime or nighttime, your electric Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid will help you avoid colliding with vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, or other large obstacles.
  • Run-Off Road Mitigation System: Distractions happen. With the Volvo XC60 Recharge, your car will automatically steer you back on the road should you unintentionally stray off.
  • Road Condition Information: When you're driving, especially on long trips, you're going to want to know exactly what's coming up on the road. Thanks to cloud-based technology, you'll get information about road conditions that will help you, your passengers, and others on the road.