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

Tax Credits

Plug-in hybrids are eligible for Federal tax credits of $5,419, and in some states additional financial incentives. Also, lower average fuel cost contribute to a lower cost of ownership.

*Model Year 2020 tax credit figures, Model Year 2021 is not yet official.

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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.

Compare Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid in Tarpon Springs

While the traditional combustion engine isn't going anywhere soon, alternative-power is quickly gaining ground in the automotive industry. And as hybrid and electric automobility become more prominent, Volvo continues to lead the way with innovative and compelling vehicles like the XC60 Recharge PHEV.

As a premium compact crossover, the XC60 Recharge offers a remarkable combination of luxury, practicality, and utility for discerning Palm Harbor and Dunedin drivers, with ample passenger accommodations and more cargo room than the Audi Q5e, BMW X3 Hybrid, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC350e. It's also generously equipped, with an extensive array of amenities and a full complement of advanced driver-assistance technologies included standard. And when it comes to interior refinement, the XC60 Recharge exhibits an unsurpassed blend of exquisite comfort, modern sophistication, and meticulous Scandinavian design and craftsmanship.

As a plug-in hybrid, the XC60 Recharge delivers excellent efficiency without compromising thrills. Motivation comes from a turbo and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline powerplant combined with an 11.6 kWh lithium-ion battery, an 87-horsepower electric motor, and an 8-speed automatic transmission. Distributing 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels, the system significantly outpaces competitors like the 362-horsepower Q5e, the 288-horsepower X3 Hybrid, and the 315-horsepower GLC350e.

With four selectable drive modes, the XC60 readily adapts to fit your preferences. Choose Hybrid mode for the best balance of power and fuel economy, or Pure for zero-emissions commuting. In Power mode, you'll have the full output of the gas engine and the electric motor at your disposal, plus the enhanced control and power transfer of full-time AWD. And with Individual, you can customize the elements of each for a unique tailored experience.

Test Drive the Volvo XC60 Recharge near Tampa and Clearwater

To learn more about the XC60 Recharge and its available trims, amenities, and financing offers, please contact Ferman Volvo at your convenience. And if you'd like to experience for yourself what sets it apart from the competition, we invite you to visit us in Tarpon Springs, where you can get behind the wheel for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.