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 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid in Tarpon Springs

While we don't expect gasoline to leave the automotive space anytime soon, one thing is certain, that its days as the predominant power source are numbered. Volvo has been a trailblazer in the field of electric powertrains since the '70s when it built the all-electric Elbil concept city car. Today, Volvo's commitment to a more sustainable future is more robust than ever. And as more and more Palm Harbor and Dunedin drivers seek alternatives to the traditional combustion-only engine, Volvo remains at the forefront of innovation with superlative models like the XC90 Recharge luxury SUV.

Lauded by critics and loved by families, the XC90 blends premium accommodations, cutting-edge technology, and compelling design. And while other luxury hybrids, like the BMW X5, Lincoln Aviator, and Lexus 450h, may reserve some advanced driver-assistance features for the upper trims, the XC90 comes with a full suite of IntelliSafe technologies on every model, including:

  • Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving with available navigation integration/li>
  • Collision Mitigation Support, front and rear
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Road Sign Information
  • Run-off Road Mitigation
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Park Assist, front and rear

Recharged for a Brighter, Safer Future

Volvo's commitment to responsible luxury is exemplified in its goal of carbon neutrality by 2040. Today, Volvo is the only traditional carmaker to offer a plug-in hybrid version for each of its models. By 2025, Volvo endeavors to make half of its lineup fully electric and the other half hybrid. And with models like the XC90 Recharge, the company is well on its way.

Propulsion for the XC90 Recharge comes from a turbo and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a lithium-ion-powered rear-axle motor, sending 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Multiple drive modes provide precise powertrain control, allowing you to switch from thrilling performance to emissions-free commuting with the turn of a dial. Select Hybrid mode for an optimal blend of performance and efficiency and greater combined gas+electric range than the BMW X5, Lincoln Aviator, and Lexus 450h. Or choose Power to take the reins of the powertrain's full output. Pure mode allows you to enjoy quiet, zero-emissions travel, and Off-Road mode delivers improved traction and stability away from the asphalt.

Experience the XC90 Recharge near Clearwater and Tampa

Contact Ferman Volvo for more information about the XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid and available financing opportunities. And if you'd like a closer look at the amenities, accommodations, and driving dynamics, you're welcome to visit us in Tarpon Springs for a test drive. We'll be happy to show you around.