2021 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric | NewCars.com

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2021 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Review

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2021 Cadillac
XT5

MSRP*: $43,995 to $55,095
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2021 Volvo
XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

MSRP*: $53,990
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Invoice* $41,795 to $52,340 $50,751
MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 85 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.0 ft3 47.4 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 402-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 235 - 310 hp 402 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 3,307 lbs
Exterior Length 189.6 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 74.9 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.7 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.4 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
The Cadillac XT5 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Cadillac XT5 and the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Cadillac XT5, 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 Cadillac XT5 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. The Cadillac XT5 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Dimensions
The Cadillac XT5 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 Cadillac XT5, 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
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT5 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac XT5 has a lot less horsepower than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Powertrain
The Cadillac XT5 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 Cadillac XT5 and the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. With the Cadillac XT5, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Warranty
The Cadillac XT5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.