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2021 Audi e-tron vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 Audi
e-tron

MSRP*: $65,900 to $69,100
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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $63,450 to $70,250
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Invoice* $61,948 to $64,956 $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 76 - 78 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 77 - 78 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 - 57.0 ft3 64.1 ft3
Engine 355-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 355 hp 328 hp
Towing Capacity 4,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 193.0 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 76.2 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 37.0 in
Head Room Front 38.1 in
Rear 37.9 - 39.0 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi e-tron than in the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. The Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi e-tron, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi e-tron will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Audi e-tron and the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi e-tron is much slimmer than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Audi e-tron takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Audi e-tron has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid is clearly the choice over the Audi e-tron for pulling heavy loads. The Audi e-tron has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Audi e-tron does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
The Audi e-tron has less seating than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi e-tron has less cargo space than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi e-tron comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.