Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Competitive Comparison

Why Choose the 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Over the Competition

When you are looking for the perfect combination of low to zero tailpipe emissions, exceptional flexibility, and a driving experience that awakens your senses, it is hard to beat the Volvo XC60 Recharge.But this is not the only option on the market - find out here what makes the XC60 Recharge stand out and how it compares to other luxury midsize SUV hybrids like the Audi Q5e Plug-In Hybrid, BMW X3 xDrive30e, or the Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e. Skip to the Comparison


The XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid has a few different driving modes that you can utilize around Barrington and beyond.

  • Pure electric mode is ideal for daily commuting and lets you drive up to 18 miles with zero emissions.
  • Hybrid mode optimizes fuel consumption, performance, and comfort.
  • Power mode puts both the electric and gasoline engines to use delivering all available power for maximized performance.


  • 313hp powertrain
  • 19 Miles pure electric range
  • Regenerative breaking improves fuel consumption after initial electric range is exhausted
  • 0-60 under 5.0s with Polestar Engineered trim

Tax Credits

Plug-in hybrids are eligible for Federal tax credits of $5,419, and in some states additional financial incentives. Also, lower average fuel cost contribute to a lower cost of ownership.

*Model Year 2020 tax credit figures, Model Year 2021 is not yet official. Learn More at ChargePoint

Volvo On Call App

Along with remote engine start, the Volvo XC90 allows you to activate many comfort features while plugged in via the Volvo On Call app for your smartphone or wearable device. From here, you can activate your heated seats, heated steering wheel, and set the cabin temperature.

Warranty Benefits

All the system components and the hybrid battery are covered by an 8 year/100,000 miles warranty, bringing peace of mind about your purchase.

2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Audi Q5e Plug-in Hybrid

2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC350e

Total Horsepower400362288315
Total Torque472369310516
0-60 MPH5.
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)18.515.313.217.4
Remote Engine StartStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Panoramic RoofStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Keyless EntryStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Standard USB Ports4422
Leather UpholsteryStandardStandardOptionalOptional
LED Headlights with ABLStandardOptionalStandardOptional
Road Sign InformationStandardOptionalStandardOptional
Active Rear Collision WarningStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Active Lane Departure WarningStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Heated Front SeatsStandardStandardOptionalStandard
Front Seat Power Lumbar SupportStandardDriver OnlyOptionalStandard
Width83.3 / 78.784.3 / 74.584.2 / 74.482.5 / N/A
Curb Weight (lbs.)4,6984,6854,5864,555
Headroom (F/R)38.0 / 38.040.2 / 37.741.1 / 38.537.8 / 38.5
Legroom (F/R)41.5 / 38.041.0 / 37.840.3 / 36.440.8 / 37.3
Shoulder Room (F/R)58.2 / 56.357.7 / 56.557.6 / 56.057.3 / 56.5

*2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid details focus on the 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Inscription Expression.
**Comparison Information from AutoPlanner (September 2020).
Source: OEM sites. Audi and Mercedes information reflects MY20.