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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

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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$65,900 to $69,100
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$63,450 to $70,250
Invoice* $61,948 to $64,956 $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 76 - 78 N/A
MPG - Hwy 77 - 78 N/A
Engine(s) 355-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.