2021 Audi SQ5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric | NewCars.com

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2021 Audi SQ5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Review

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2021 Audi
SQ5

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2021 Volvo
XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

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MSRP*
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$52,900 to $56,100
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$53,990
Invoice* $49,727 to $52,735 $50,751
MPG - City 18 85
MPG - Hwy 24 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 402-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 SQ5 than in the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. The Audi SQ5 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Audi SQ5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

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 SQ5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. 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 SQ5 and the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi SQ5 is a little wider than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Audi SQ5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Drivetrain
The Audi SQ5 has much lower torque than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi SQ5 is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric for pulling heavy loads. The Audi SQ5 has a little less horsepower than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi SQ5 and the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. The Audi SQ5 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Warranty
The Audi SQ5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.