2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric | NewCars.com

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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

MSRP*: $49,600
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2022 Volvo
XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

MSRP*: $55,300 to $58,150
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MPG - City Info not available Info not available
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.4 ft3 47.4 ft3
Engine Inline-4 402-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission Auto Manual 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All-wheel All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 hp 402 hp
Towing Capacity 4,409 lbs 3,307 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 38.3 in

*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
The BMW X3 PHEV offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. The BMW X3 PHEV 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.

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 BMW X3 PHEV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 PHEV is about the same width as the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. If you go with the BMW X3 PHEV, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 PHEV is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 PHEV has a lot less horsepower than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Powertrain
The BMW X3 PHEV has much lower torque than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 PHEV and the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. With the BMW X3 PHEV, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X3 PHEV than that of the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.