2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 | NewCars.com

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Review

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2021 Volvo
XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

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2021 Volvo
XC60

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MSRP*
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$53,990
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$41,700 to $55,000
Invoice* $50,751 $39,198 to $51,700
MPG - City 85 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 72 27 - 29
Engine(s) 402-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo XC60 than in the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Volvo XC60 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Volvo XC60, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo XC60. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric and the Volvo XC60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is a little narrower than the Volvo XC60, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volvo XC60.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volvo XC60.

Performance
With the Volvo XC60, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. When it comes to horsepower, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC60.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric and the Volvo XC60. The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC60.

Warranty
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC60.