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2021 Audi Q8 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 Audi
Q8

MSRP*: $68,200
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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $63,450 to $70,250
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Invoice* $64,108 $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 18 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 23 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 60.7 ft3 64.1 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 335 hp 328 hp
Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 196.6 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.2 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 37.0 in
Head Room Front 37.1 in
Rear 38.1 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 Q8 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 Q8, 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). Whether you pick the Audi Q8 or the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Q8 and the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi Q8 is about the same width as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. When looking at overall length, the Audi Q8 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Audi Q8 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q8 is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q8 and the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q8 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
The Audi Q8 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 Q8 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 Q8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.