After reviewing the Polestar 2 and giving it very high notes, Autogefühl recently tested the all-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge from the same automotive family and built on the same platform.

As it turns out, the XC40 Recharge is also getting a high score as it's a great crossover/SUV - fun to drive, agile, great for city, quiet inside, and relaxing. The interior quality is high, the Google-based infotainment system works great, there is no compromise on the trunk capacity compared to the conventional version and there is a frunk (an extra front trunk). The range isn't market-leading, but it's decent.

For most of us, the Volvo XC40 Recharge will be too expensive, starting at around €60,000 in Germany, but as Autogefühl notes, the pricing seems competitive in the premium segment.

Gallery: Volvo XC40 Recharge

Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 specs:

  • 208 miles (335 km) of EPA range
    418 km (260 miles) of WLTP range
  • 78 kWh battery pack (75 kWh usable, 400 V, 320 kW of power) (cells from LG Chem/CATL)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds (4.7 seconds to 60 mph)
  • dual motor all-wheel-drive
  • system output of 300 kW (408 hp) and 660 Nm (one 150 kW motor per axle)
  • DC fast charging 0-80% in 40 minutes (at up to 150 kW peak)
  • AC: 11 kW three-phase on-board charger (Europe)
  • weight of 2,150 to 2,250 kg (4,740-4,960 lbs) depending on version/equipment
  • cargo capacity of 413 liters + 31 in front trunk
  • maximum roof load: 165 pounds (75 kg) 
  • Towing capacity of up to 1,500 kg (3,307 lbs)
  • based on Compact Modular Architecture (CMA)
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