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2021 Ford Expedition Max vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 Ford
Expedition Max

MSRP*: $55,410 to $79,425
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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $63,450 to $70,250
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Invoice* $53,193 to $76,052 $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 16 - 17 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 21 - 23 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 121.4 ft3 64.1 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 375 - 400 hp 328 hp
Towing Capacity 9,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 221.9 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 79.9 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 42.6 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 37.0 in
Head Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 40.0 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Ford Expedition Max than in the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. The Ford Expedition Max will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Ford Expedition Max 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. The Destination Charge for the Ford Expedition Max is much higher than that for the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Ford Expedition Max is a little wider than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Ford Expedition Max, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Ford Expedition Max has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Expedition Max is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Expedition Max has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford Expedition Max does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
The Ford Expedition Max offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Expedition Max, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Expedition Max is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.