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.

Power Your Lifestyle With A Volvo XC60 Recharge

The era of plug-in hybrid vehicles is in full effect as of 2021. You can see them all over Columbia, SC. The beat doesn't stop as Volvo offers popular SUVs that fall under this category. This amazing vehicle is known as the XC60 Recharge. Of course, the SUV's name speaks volumes as consumers can expect an emissions-free drive. Unlike its petrol-burning counterpart, the Recharge is better fitted for today's society and is better fitted for the planet.

The standard XC60 will come in three trims, just like its hybrid cousin. If you're more into premium luxury, then you should consider the Inscription trim. If you want a more rugged and sporty vibe, then the R-Design is best fitted for you. The Polestar Engineered trim is the pinnacle, and it's equipped with the most premium features that many of our Irmo drivers look forward to.

Advantages, Function & Features

Nappa leather, tailored wool, and mesh inlays are found in this vehicle's cabin, which seats five individuals on any trip around Lexington, SC. The Inscription and Momentum trims will come equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, while the Polestar Engineered trim comes fitted with 21-inch alloy wheels. Different wheel styles are also on the menu for each trim.

More traction and instant power is delivered thanks to the SUV's hybrid powertrain. This includes a 2.0-liter engine as well as an electric motor. The 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge can drive on electric mode for daily use if need be. When using the SUV's pure electric range, drivers can expect to travel for 19 miles.

Learn More and Test Drive a 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge

The 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge will also provide three different drive modes to accommodate your Dentsville needs better. Vehicle efficiency and performance are maximized, no matter the choice. Elevating your level of traction to its fullest potential is when you select the all-wheel-drive model. Volvo has thought of it all; see for yourself today by stopping by Dick Dyer Volvo Cars.