The Volvo XC90 Hybrid Stands Tall Vs. Competitors

The Volvo XC90 Hybrid - or Recharge - is here to make a stand. The plug-in hybrid version of Volvo Cars' flagship SUV boasts sophistication, luxury, comfort, and of course, the high level of safety standards that come with any Volvo vehicle. With room for up to 7 passengers and a powertrain that will blow the competition away, the Volvo XC90 Recharge easily checks all the boxes any driver would want. Below we will discuss some of the Volvo XC90 Hybrid benefits. You'll then see a helpful table that shows a detailed Volvo XC90 Hybrid comparison against its close competition.

Power & Performance

You'll be happy to know that our plug-in hybrid powertrains contain some of the most powerful engines that Volvo Cars has to offer. Your Volvo XC90 Hybrid plug in will come with the T8 powertrain. The T8 adds two electric motors to the mighty, twin-charged T6 gas engine. All three combine to get you a heart-stopping 400HP and a 0 to 60 rate of 5.3 seconds. Who knew saving Mother Earth could be so fun? You'll get plenty of passing power thanks to the immediate torque supplied by the two electric motors. Your T8 powertrain will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and comes standard with eAWD, allowing you to drive smoothly down any road. If you want to bring along even more than the ample trunk and interior space already offer, you can also tow up to 5,000 pounds off the back of your Volvo XC90 Recharge when properly equipped.

Easy At-Home & Local Charging With ChargePoint™

Volvo Cars partnered with top industry leaders to ensure that charging your 11.6kWh battery is simple. All you have to do is use the 4.5-meter, three-pin cable that comes with your vehicle. Whether you're at home, work, or on the road, Volvo Cars recommends using ChargePoint™. ChargePoint™ has an unmatched network and best-in-class equipment to give you a stress-free experience. With over 100,000 public charging locations in North America and an ever-growing network, finding a place to top off your Volvo XC90 Recharge is simple. All you have to do is make a free ChargePoint account to easily find stations near you.

ChargePoint™ also offers ChargePoint™ Home Flex for at-home charging. As far as installation, Volvo Cars recommends Qmerit. They have an estimator and can connect you with expert technicians in your area so that your at-home installation is done by a professional.

The adapter in your Volvo XC90 Hybrid has both Level 1 and Level 2 charging capability, which means you can even plug yours into a generic household outlet. However, most customers opt to install a wall charger in their garage for faster charge times. And you don't even need a plug to minimally charge your vehicle. With regenerative braking technology, your vehicle has the ability to charge itself while you're driving it.

Charging time entirely depends on the power supply you're plugged into. But, know that your luxury hybrid SUV can be charged to full capacity in as little as 2.5 hours using a 240-volt Level 2 charge station.

Extended Warranty

Some luxury automakers believe that an impressive warranty isn't a luxury you deserve. Not with Volvo Cars. The non-hybrid Volvo XC90 gets an excellent four-year/50,000-mile warranty. But, when you get a Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid, you'll get an extended 8-year/100,000-mile warranty on the hybrid battery and hybrid system components. Should anything go wrong while you're out there saving our planet in your fuel-efficient vehicle, Volvo Cars has your back.

Tax Credits & Incentives

The gas station isn't the only place you'll save money when it comes to the Volvo XC90 Recharge. Governments and utilities offer a variety of tax credits, rebates, and grants for things like home-charging stations, public charging, and the price of the car itself. These benefits, of course, depend on where you live. But, you may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $5,419,1 and your local area may add further benefits.2 These local benefits are a way for cities, states, and utilities to help encourage electric driving. You can get money for things like rebates, grants, tax offsets, hardware, installation, and more. And for Grubbs Volvo Cars customers in Texas, the list of incentives is quite impressive!

Driving Benefits

We see this scenario often. You find an open parking spot so close to the mall entrance. You pull in halfway to realize that it's reserved for Hybrid/EV vehicles only. With a Volvo XC90 Recharge, that spot is all yours. And that's just one of the benefits of driving a plug-in hybrid. The 2021 Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid also gets you access to the carpool/HOV lane in many states. We, of course, ask that you check your local regulations to make sure first.

This vehicle may help improve the outdoor air quality, but the Volvo XC90 Recharge can also help improve the air inside your car. With advanced filtration technology, Volvo Cars has the world's first air quality system that filters the air you breathe in the cabin. So take a deep breath, and enjoy your drive.

MPGe & Range

Since this car is a plug-in hybrid, the fuel efficiency is measured in MPGe. MPGe stands for miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent. The Volvo XC90 has an EPA-estimated MPGe of 55. It can also go for up to 18 miles on the zero-emission pure electric range.

The Volvo XC90 Hybrid Comparison

All of the benefits listed above merely scratch the surface. Those are just the exciting factors of driving a lean, green, earth-saving machine. The safety specs and luxurious interior features will make you even more excited to drive a Volvo XC90 Recharge. But how does it stack up to the other luxury hybrid SUV competition? Take a look at the chart below:

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

Grubbs Volvo Cars Has Your Earth-Saving Volvo Vehicle

Now that you know all that the Volvo XC90 Hybrid can do for you, the world, and your wallet, all you have to do is come get one for yourself at Grubbs Volvo Cars in Texas. Nothing makes us more proud than seeing the smile on our customers' faces when they get behind the wheel of an incredible Volvo vehicle. We invite you to come test drive this excellent SUV for yourself. Feel free to call, contact, or visit us with any questions you may have.

1Purchase of the XC40 Recharge P8 may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Eligibility for income tax credits depends on an individual's tax situation. For further details, visit the Internal Revenue Service's page on Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit (IRC 30D) and refer to IRS Form 8936. Government incentives are outside of the control of Volvo Cars and are for informational purposes only. These incentives are subject to change without notice. This is not tax advice and Volvo Cars encourages consulting with your tax, financial, or legal advisor for further details and to determine eligibility for these tax incentives. *Model Year 2020 tax credit figures, Model Year 2021 is not yet official.

2State benefits may also be available for the purchase of the XC40 Recharge P8. Visit the U.S. Department of Energy's website and select the applicable state program's website for the most up-to-date information on availability and redemption requirements. Government incentives are outside of the control of Volvo Cars' and are for informational purposes only. These incentives are subject to change without notice. This is not tax advice and Volvo Cars encourages consulting with a tax, financial, or legal advisor for further details and to determine eligibility for benefits. *Model Year 2020 tax credit figures, Model Year 2021 is not yet official.