2021 Lexus RX 350L vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric | NewCars.com

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2021 Lexus RX 350L vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Review

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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

MSRP*: $48,050 to $55,450
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2021 Volvo
XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

MSRP*: $53,990
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Invoice* $44,928 to $51,847 $50,751
MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 85 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.5 ft3 47.4 ft3
Engine V-6 402-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 290 hp 402 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,307 lbs
Exterior Length 196.9 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric than in the Lexus RX 350L, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 350L 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 Lexus RX 350L, 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 Lexus RX 350L 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. In this case, the Lexus RX 350L will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350L 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 Lexus RX 350L, 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
With the Lexus RX 350L, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus RX 350L has a lot less horsepower than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Powertrain
The Lexus RX 350L has much lower torque than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Lexus RX 350L offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Lexus RX 350L has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Warranty
The Lexus RX 350L comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.