2021 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid | NewCars.com

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2021 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 Porsche
Cayenne

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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$67,500 to $127,800
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$63,450 to $70,250
Invoice* -- $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 15 - 19 N/A
MPG - Hwy 19 - 23 N/A
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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

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). The Porsche Cayenne will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Porsche Cayenne is much higher than that for the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Porsche Cayenne is a little narrower than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Porsche Cayenne takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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

Handling
The Porsche Cayenne has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Porsche Cayenne is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Porsche Cayenne greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
The Porsche Cayenne has less seating than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Porsche Cayenne has less cargo space than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Porsche Cayenne comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.