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.

Compare the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

Washington D.C. drivers get more and go further with the Volvo XC90 luxury SUV. When compared against competitors like the BMW X5 xDrive PHEV, Lincoln Aviator PHEV, or Lexus 450h Hybrid, the choice is clear. With more standard luxury and safety features and a superior combined range of the gas and electric engine, the Volvo XC90 comes in for the win with one of the most affordable price tags.

Get More with the Volvo XC90 Recharge

Volvo continues to lead the pack with electrification. That's why the Volvo XC90 Recharge has a superior plug-in hybrid engine that can go much further than the competition with a combined range of 520-miles. With the Volvo On Call App, you can access your vehicle settings and train your vehicle to run on pure electric power as often as possible for a zero-emissions commute from Woodbridge, VA, to Washington, D.C. With plenty of features that come standard, the Volvo XC90 Recharge also leads the pack in luxury convenience features like:

  • Active Safety Features
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Wireless Smartphone Charging
  • Pilot Assist with Semi-Autonomous Drive
  • Luxury Leather Upholstery
  • Active Bending LED Headlights
  • Whiplash Protection
  • 7-Passenger Seating
  • Panoramic Moonroof

Find Your Volvo Hybrid at Fairfax Volvo Cars

Step into the future with our selection of plug-in hybrid cars and hybrid SUVs at our Volvo dealership near Springfield, VA, and Chantilly, VA. See the difference for yourself and the uncompromising performance and luxury of the Volvo XC90 Recharge. For more information about Volvo's electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, contact our experts and find out how to join Volvo's commitment to an emissions-free world. Schedule a test drive to experience the exceptional performance of the plug-in hybrid engine and all the little details that bring a luxury experience to everyday driving.