Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Competitive Comparison

Why Choose the 2021 Volvo XC90 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 XC90 Recharge.

But this is not the only option on the market - find out here what makes the XC90 Recharge stand out and how it compares to other luxury SUV hybrids like the BMW X5 xDrive PHEV, Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV, or the Lexus 450h Hybrid. Skip to comparison


The XC90 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.


  • 400hp powertrain
  • 18 Miles pure electric range
  • Regenerative breaking improves fuel consumption after initial electric range is exhausted
  • 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds

Cost of Ownership / Tax Credits

Plug-In hybrids are eligible for Federal tax credits of $5,419*, but there are no additional purchase incentives in Illinois. 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 XC90
Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

2021 BMW X5
xDrive PHEV

2021 Lincoln Aviator
Grand Touring PHEV

2021 Lexus 450h

Active Safety1StandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Remote Engine StartStandardNot AvailableStandardStandard
Inductive Smartphone ChargingStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Standard USB Ports4246
Pilot Assist Semi-Autonomous DriveStandardOptionalOptionalStandard
4-Zone ACCStandardOptionalStandardNot Available
Leather UpholsteryStandardOptionalStandardOptional
Active Bending LED HeadlightsStandardStandardOptionalOptional
Whiplash ProtectionStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
7-Passenger SeatingStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
2nd Row Pilot Seating, (6-Passenger)OptionalNot AvailableStandardOptional
Rear Power Child LocksStandardManualManualManual
Panoramic MoonroofStandardStandardStandardOptional
Seatbelt Pre-Tensioners7224
Elec + Gas MPGe555056-
Premium Gas MPG27202329/28/29
Total Range (Gas + Elec)520400460N/A

1Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Information, Rear Collision Mitigation, and Road Sign Information
*2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid details focus on the 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Inscription Expression.
**Source: Comparison Information from AutoPlanner (September 2020); OEM sites.