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.


The 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge is among the best plug-in hybrid SUVs on the market today. Its features are unmatched by its competitors, and that includes the built-in advanced safety features. Keep you and your Fort Collins family safe thanks to the state-of-the-art technology you'll find onboard the Volvo XC90 Recharge.

Assisted Safety Features

No matter where or when you're driving, your Volvo XC90 Recharge will do everything it possibly can to keep you safe. Even on the crowded streets of Cheyenne, you can expect the assisted safety features included in the Volvo XC90 Recharge to help you out. Here's a quick overview of those assisted safety features:

  • Pilot Assist System: Busy streets in Loveland can be anxiety-inducing. Not only do you have to worry about your driving, but you have to account for the other drivers as well. With the Volvo XC90 Recharge's Pilot Assist system, you will be kept in the middle of the lane thanks to the automatic steering. This system will also keep you at a safe speed and distance away from other vehicles.
  • Cross Traffic Alert: No need to stress about parking anymore. With the cross traffic alert system, backing out of your parking space has never been easier. As you're backing out, your Volvo will alert you when another vehicle is approaching and will engage the automatic brake should there be any danger of a collision.
  • Bird's Eye Camera: This is yet another amazing parking feature to make your life even easier. Get a 360-degree bird's eye view thanks to the four cameras built into the vehicle. You'll get an accurate view of your surroundings in crisp high definition, allowing you to park effectively and safely for you and everyone around.
  • Blind Spot Detection: With the Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid, there's no need to worry about busy Greeley highways. The blind spot detection system will alert you when another vehicle is in your blind spot and steer you back into safety should a collision be imminent.

These fantastic features, along with some others, will keep you and your Windsor family safe from harm. Learn more by contacting Pederson Volvo Cars' friendly staff.