What is the difference between Volvo SUVs?

Compare Volvo SUVs: XC40 vs XC60 vs XC90

Volvo SUVs provide a first-class blend of luxury, practicality, and performance, making them superb selections for discerning East Norwich shoppers seeking to upgrade the experience of their daily commute. They offer premium accommodations, engaging driving dynamics, and appealing amenities in abundance. And with the signature sophistication of the automaker's Scandinavian design and craftsmanship, the Volvo XC40, XC60, and XC90 are among the most compelling models in their respective classes. But which one is the right fit for you? Here's a quick look at a few distinguishing characteristics of each model. Discover the differences between the Volvo XC40, the Volvo XC60, and the Volvo XC90 luxury SUVs.

Volvo XC40

A small crossover that doesn't compromise on luxury or driving enjoyment, the Volvo XC40 is ideal for drivers seeking something refined and practical with a conveniently sized physical footprint. The XC40's diminutive exterior belies a surprisingly accommodating interior with attractive materials and design details, an intuitive layout, and ample passenger space. And the rear seats fold easily to expand cargo capacity from 21 to 58 cubic feet.

The XC40 comes generously equipped with many standard features often reserved for competitors' higher tiers. Examples include a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, steering-adaptive LED headlights, and a comprehensive suite of Volvo IntelliSafe driver-assistance technologies.

Beginning with the 2023 model year, the XC40 trades its T4 and T5 2.0-liter turbo-four powertrains for new B4 (FWD, 197 horsepower) and B5 (AWD. 250 hp) mild-hybrid variants, which use a small electric motor and battery to harvest energy typically lost during deceleration and redeploy to assist the engine during ignition and stop-starts. The result is smoother acceleration, increased efficiency, and decreased emissions.

If you're looking to experience battery-powered automobility and zero tailpipe emissions, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric equips an all-wheel-driving dual-motor powertrain (402 horsepower, 487 pound-feet of torque) that carries it from zero to 60 mph in under 4.7 seconds. A 75-kWh battery provides 223 miles of range and can be charged in ~8 hours with standard Level 2 home charging equipment. And at a public 150-kW DC fast-charging station, the XC40 recharge can add more than 60 miles of range in under ~15 minutes.

Volvo XC60

If you're seeking something even roomier that retains city-friendly maneuverability, the Volvo XC60 is a standout among compact luxury crossovers. Ideal for families, commuters, and road-trippers alike, the XC60 leverages its additional length to provide roomier rear-seat accommodations, with 30 cubic feet to spare for storage behind the second row. When your Glen Cove errands or adventures require more carrying capacity, the split-folding rear seats can expand the cargo area to 64 cubic feet. The XC60 also adds more amenities to the standard features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, a hands-free automatic liftgate, and a panoramic sunroof.

The Volvo XC60 offers two mild-hybrid powertrain options: a turbocharged B5 (250 hp) with FWD or optional AWD, or a twincharged B6 (295 hp) with AWD. If you're intrigued by the world of electric driving but not ready to commit fully to battery power, the XC60 Recharge Extended Range offers a compelling middle ground. This 455-horsepower plug-in hybrid boasts an EPA-estimated 35 miles of pure-electric range, and charging can be completed overnight (~6-9 hours) with a standard 120-volt household-style power outlet or under 3 hours with Level 2 (240-volt) equipment.

Volvo XC90

If you're seeking sophistication and engagement with extra space and seatbelts for your Jericho family, there's the Volvo XC90. Volvo's flagship luxury SUV provides roomy and upscale accommodations for seven passengers (6 with second-row captain's chairs) and a maximum cargo capacity of 85.6 cubic feet. Standard feature additions include four-zone automatic climate control, a wireless charging pad, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Volvo's Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system.

The XC90 Recharge Extended Range shares stats with the XC60 Recharge. And beginning with the 2023 model year, the XC90 will transition from turbocharged T5 and twincharged T6 gasoline engines for B5 and B6 mild hybrids.

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If you'd like more information about the Volvo SUV lineup, available configurations and financing offers, Volvo specials, and custom ordering opportunities, please reach out to Volvo Cars Glen Cove at your convenience. And if you'd like to experience the premium accommodations and performance for yourself, we welcome you to schedule a test drive with us today. We'd love to give you a tour.