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2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric review

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Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric highlights

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Pros

  • Strong acceleration
  • Entertaining to drive
  • Serene cabin

Cons

  • Less range than rival EVs
  • Not as energy-efficient as some competitors
  • Small cargo area

Battery range (EPA estimate)

208 miles

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The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge has a short range but plenty of power

The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge is the electric version of Volvo's XC40 compact SUV. It’s the smallest SUV Volvo makes, but it makes up for its size with a dual-motor powertrain that packs 402 horsepower — the power of a much larger vehicle. It delivers brisk acceleration for merging onto a highway or pulling away from a stoplight.

That power comes at a cost, however. The XC40 Recharge's EPA-estimated range on a single charge is just 223 miles. Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge. Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info. That's quite a bit less than what's on offer from rival electric SUVs such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 or the Ford Mustang Mach-E. It's also not as efficient as competitors like the Tesla Model Y, meaning you'll likely spend more on charging the Volvo.

The XC40 Recharge's stylish interior is impressive and it is a bit quieter than its gas-powered counterpart. It also comes stocked with an easy-to-use touchscreen and four USB ports, ensuring your phone remains charged and ready to go.

All Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric years

What is new for the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric?

  • The XC40 Recharge Electric is available in a variety of new trims, including the P8 Twin Plus and P8 Twin Ultimate.
  • The P8 R-Design trim has been discontinued for 2022.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric trims

Curious how Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

P8:

  • No significant upgrades found on the P8

P8 Twin Plus:

  • Includes all features available on the P8
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Defroster
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags

P8 Twin Ultimate:

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What We Like 

  • Strong acceleration: The dual-motor XC40 Recharge offers a total output of 402 horsepower, so this SUV gets going in a hurry. Passing on highways is a breeze thanks to how rapidly this quick-footed SUV accelerates.  

  • Quiet cabin: Thanks to the electric motor and ample sound insulation, the XC40 Recharge is impressively quiet. Perhaps the biggest upgrades from the gas-powered XC40 are its electric counterpart's quiet ride and the speedy supply of air conditioning or heat. 

  • Modern technology: Apple CarPlay® is standard, and the Android-based system that runs the touchscreen might have a few hiccups but should be intuitive for most people to understand. Over-the-air software updates should alleviate some of the bugs Edmunds noted during testing. 

What Needs Improvement 

  • Storage: The 20.4 cubic feet of storage space in the XC40 Recharge is a bit less than competitors offer. The gas-powered Buick Encore GX, for example, is about 3 inches shorter in length but offers 23.5 cubic feet of storage.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric features and specs

P8 Twin Plus 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

0.0L

Engine type

Electric

Wheelbase

106.4"

Overall length

174.2"

Width

73.7"

Height

65"

Leg room

F 40.9"/R 36.1"

Head room

F 37.6"/R 38.3"

Front tires

P235/50HR19

Rear tires

P255/45HR19

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

331/3307 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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