Volvo C40 Vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge: What Are The Differences?

Volvo C40 vs Volvo XC40 Recharge

With so many great Volvo vehicles available, it can be hard to make a decision between them — and one of the toughest is comparing the Volvo C40 vs. Volvo XC40. These crossover SUVs have a lot of similarities. However, the Volvo XC40 can come as either a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle or a fully electric vehicle. Meanwhile, the Volvo C40 only comes as an electric vehicle. To learn more about these vehicles' differences, read on.


Volvo C40

2022 Volvo C40 vs. Volvo XC40
Specs & Horsepower

The Volvo XC40 has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, its engine can be tuned differently. The T4 configuration produces up to 184 horsepower, or you can up the ante with the T5, which makes up to 248 ponies. The T5 can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Meanwhile, the Volvo XC40 Recharge features two electric motors, giving you 402 horsepower. This matches what is found in the Volvo C40. However, their towing capabilities are different. When properly equipped, the Volvo XC40 Recharge can bring along 2,000 pounds, while the Volvo C40 Recharge can tow up to 3,970 pounds when properly equipped.

2022 Volvo XC40 vs. Volvo C40
Recharge Acceleration

Under the right circumstances, you can go from 0 to 60 mph in a Volvo XC40 T4 in 7.8 seconds. The more powerful T5 can accomplish the same in 6.2 seconds. Its Recharge variant and the C40 Recharge can get up to 60 mph in a breezy 4.7 seconds.

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge
Engine Battery-electric featuring dual electric motors Battery-electric featuring dual electric motors
Horsepower 402 402
Drive AWD AWD
Torque 486 lb.-ft. 486 lb.-ft.
0-60 MPH Time 4.7 seconds 4.7 seconds
Range 226 miles1 223 miles2
Estimated DC Fast Charging time 10-80% 37 minutes 37 minutes

Volvo XC40

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Volvo C40 Recharge
MPGe & Range

In their electric forms, both vehicles have similar ranges of over 200 miles. In the case of the Volvo C40, you can enjoy up to an EPA-estimated MPGe of 94/80/87 (city/highway/combined).1 The XC40 offers an EPA-estimated MPGe of 85/72/70 (city/highway/combined).2 Buying either the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge is a great way to save money at the gas pump, reduce your maintenance needs, and help protect the environment.

2022 Volvo C40 vs. Volvo XC40
Dimensions

These vehicles are very comparable in size, with the Volvo C40 coming in at approximately 175 inches long, 75 inches wide, and 63 inches tall to the Volvo XC40, which measures approximately 174 inches, 74 inches, and 65 inches, respectively. They have equal front and rear legroom, coming in at 40.9 inches for the former and 36.1 inches for the latter.

However, there is more of a difference behind the second row. The Volvo C40 offers owners 14.6 cubic feet of storage room that can increase to 42.6 cubic feet when you include the foldable seating area. The XC40 gives you 16 cubic feet with all seats in use, with a maximum storage capability of 46.9 cubic feet. Both models are also integrated with clever practical storage solutions. For example, the XC40 comes with under-the-seat drawers and extra-large door pockets.

Volvo XC40 Vs. Volvo C40

2022 Volvo C40 vs. Volvo XC40
Safety Features

Volvo Cars is a luxury brand, but we also know that there is no luxury so precious as peace of mind, which is why safety is always a top priority. Both the Volvo C40 and the Volvo XC40 have been named 2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award winners3 and, as a whole, Volvo Cars has more of these distinctions than any other for the current year.3

2022 Volvo XC40 vs. Volvo C40
Technology Features

The world is rapidly changing, and these vehicles keep up with advanced technology features. Your road trips will be more enjoyable thanks to access to Google Assistant™ via hands-free voice control, a premium sound system from Harman Kardon®, available heated seats, and more. To learn more about the infotainment, driver-assist, and navigation tools waiting for you, talk to one of our sales associates.

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How to Claim a
New Volvo XC40 or Volvo C40

If you're interested in either of these vehicles, reach out to our team in Hunt Valley, MD. We can answer any questions you have, including giving you information about charging and maintenance if this is your first time considering an electric SUV.

In addition to buying a new Volvo XC40 Recharge electric crossover, we can also set you up with one of our Volvo XC40 Recharge lease deals. These enable you to get the perks of driving this eco-friendly, luxurious, technology-infused vehicle without the long-term financial commitment. Instead, you can switch to a different lease after the original term has ended, giving you a chance to explore even more of our impressive lineup.

Regardless of which path you want to take, we're here to help you navigate the process. Reserve your Volvo C40 Recharge or Volvo XC40 Recharge today.


FAQs

Is the Volvo XC40 quiet?

While driving through heavy traffic can be hectic, Volvo vehicles are designed to be luxurious. Part of creating a stress-free ambiance is by having a quiet cabin. In addition to presenting quiet surroundings, you can also enjoy music using your vehicle's premium sound system.

How fast is the Volvo XC40 Recharge?

This depends on what trim level you choose. The Volvo XC40 T4 can go from 0-60 mph in about 7.8 seconds. The T5 version takes approximately 6.2 seconds to accelerate this much. The Recharge all-electric model is faster, accomplishing 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

What is the certified range of Volvo C40?

The Volvo C40 can go over 250 miles on a single charge1 under ideal conditions. However, weather, terrain, and more can affect this range. This can get you to a lot of places, and with Google Maps™ built in, it's easy to find the nearest charging station, even when you're far away from home.


1This is an electric vehicle. Since electricity is not measured in gallons, a conversion factor is used to translate the fuel economy into miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). EPA-estimated 94 city/80 highway/ 87 combined MPGe. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe will vary for many reasons, including but not limited to, driving conditions, how and where you drive, how you maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors. See www.fueleconomy.gov

2This is an electric vehicle. Since electricity is not measured in gallons, a conversion factor is used to translate the fuel economy into miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). EPA-estimated 85 city/72 highway/ 79 combined MPGe. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe will vary for many reasons, including but not limited to, driving conditions, how and where you drive, how you maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors. See www.fueleconomy.gov

3For more information, see https://www.volvocars.com/us/l/awards/

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