2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 | NewCars.com

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Review

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2021 Volvo
XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

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2021 Volvo
XC90

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MSRP*
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$53,990
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$49,000 to $63,750
Invoice* $50,751 $46,060 to $59,925
MPG - City 85 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 72 28 - 30
Engine(s) 402-hp, (electric) 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

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric than the Volvo XC90. The Volvo XC90 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 XC90, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC90. 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 XC90 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is much slimmer than the Volvo XC90, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 XC90.

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 XC90.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC90 is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric for pulling heavy loads. The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90.

Utility
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric has less seating than the Volvo XC90, making the Volvo XC90 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC90.

Warranty
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90.