Comparison - Volvo XC40 Recharge EV 2021 - vs - BMW iX3 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
59,985
Updated: 
18 Nov 2020
£
64,165
Updated: 
15 Jul 2023
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2023
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C5C9CA
Black Stone
#101820
Onyx Black Metallic
#2D2926
Fusion Red Metallic
#BC3D3A
Thunder Grey Metallic
#595F66
Crystal White Metallic
#D9D9D6
Bursting Blue Metallic
#31679F
Color: 
Carbon Black metallic
#30333F
Sophisto Grey metallic
#505050
Mineral White metallic
#F7F6F5
Phytonic Blue metallic
#2A5B81

Electric

Battery: 
78.0-kWh
74kWh
Full Charge Range: 
259mi
285mi
Full Charge Time: 
zero to 80% in approximately 40 minutes
with 150kW rapid-charger can get from 0-80 per cent charge in 34 minutes
Top Speed: 
112mph
111mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
4.90s
6.80s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The XC40 Recharge is an all-new model for Volvo this year and represents the Swedish brand's first foray into all-electric propulsion—that's if you don't count its Polestar division's new Polestar 2 EV.

Pros
Attractive styling,
peppy acceleration,
thoughtfully designed cabin.

Cons
Key rivals offer more driving range,
hefty curb weight,
much pricier than the gasoline model.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 New fully electric version of the XC40,402 horsepower,Estimated 208 miles of range.

Pros
Quick acceleration
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Practical SUV body style

Cons
Less range than rival EVs
Below-average energy efficiency
Small cargo area

By: 
edmunds.com

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric has an appealing interior, a decent electric range, rapid performance and impressive safety credentials. It’s expensive next to many rivals, but the lower-spec models stack up fairly well next to similarly premium (if often larger and, in some cases, more fun) alternatives.

Pros
High-quality interior
Rapid performance
Decent range

Cons
Expensive next to many rivals
Fiddly infotainment menus
No traditional PCP finance

By: 
whatcar.com

BMW's second full-electric car is a little more 'normal', a pragmatic EV that can go a long way on a charge

Pros
Goes a long way,
quietly on relatively little electricity

Cons
Doesn't explore electric packaging possibilities.
Not 4WD

By: 
topgear.com

The BMW iX3 is good to drive and practical, with a better range than rivals, namely the Audi E-tron and Mercedes EQC. It also has a fab infotainment system and a smart interior, so it’s a fine buy if you’re looking for a big electric SUV.

Pros
Longer range than most direct rivals
Great infotainment system
Comparatively well priced

Cons
Not as fast as rivals
Audi E-tron is quieter
Tesla Model 3 has a longer range and faster charging

By: 
whatcar.com

Pros
Drives like a BMW should
Looks won't alienate EV newbies
Impressive range and performance

Cons
High price and costly options
No lower-powered versions
Facelift models have already appeared

By: 
parkers.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Electric
Engine type: 
Electric
Electric

Engine and Performance

Torque: 
486ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
408hp
286hp
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Speed sensitive steering
Oncoming Lane Mitigation
Leather Steering Wheel
Speed limiter
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
12V power socket in luggage compartment
M sport leather steering wheel
Vernasca leather upholstery
Heated steering wheel
Floor mats in velour
Lashing eyelets in luggage compartment
Start/stop button in blue

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.20in
186.30in
Width: 
73.00in
74.40in
Height: 
65.00in
65.60in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
7.00in
Front Track: 
62.90in
Rear Track: 
63.60in
Wheel Base: 
106.40in
112.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
54.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.50cu.ft
55.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
25.00cu.ft
18.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4741.00lbs
4971.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
no
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power glass tilt
Electric front and rear axle drive
Heated Mirrors
Automatic Tailgate
Electric Front Seats with Driver memory
Exterior mirrors electrically adjustable, foldable, heated with memory, auto-dimming drivers side and aspherical on passengers side

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Heated Front Seats
Electric Front Seats with Driver memory
Electronically adjustable Sports seats for front row
seat width adjustment and lumbar support.
Multifunctional sport seats for driver and front passenger
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
60/40 split folding rear seat
Isofix attachments on rear seats
Rear armrest / integral cup holders / storage tray
Folding center armrest
Reclining function for 2nd seat row

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Double joint spring strut front axle
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Multiple control arm rear axle
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Heat pump (Enhanced cabin heating and cooling efficiency with optimal vehicle range)
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Automatic climate control 3-zone
Auxiliary heating and air-conditioning
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
12.3" Progressive Driver Display
9" centre console portrait touch screen
Two USB Type C ports in front
Bluetooth hands free telephone kit
8 speakers
Web searches and google connected home appliances with google automative services enabled entertainment apps
Google automatic services - Nav with google maps
apple carplay/android auto, voice recognition with google assistant
Wireless smartphone integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Wireless smartphone charging
16 speakers
Gesture control
12.3'' display
Wi-Fi hotspot
iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear wiper
Roof antenna
Roof spoiler
High gloss black roof rails
Black stone roof
Dark tinted windows for rear door side windows and cargo compartment
Front recharge tread plates
Adaptive LED Headlights
Sun Protect Glazing
Panoramic glass sunroof, two parts, electric actuation, sliding function, wind deflector, sun protection with floating headliner
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Heated washer jets
Green tinted heat protection glazing glass
Rain sensor and automatic driving lights control
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
20"
Wheels more: 
Tyre sealant kit + 12v compressor
Painted Alloy Wheels
tyre repair kit
Tyres non-Runflat
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated discs
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated discs
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
First aid kit
SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
Hill descent control
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front
Hill start assist
Road sign information display
Run off Road Protection
Run off Road Mitigation
Front and outer rear seatbelt reminder and pretensioners
City safety includes pedestrain detection and front collision warning with full auto brake
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Acoustic protection for pedestrians
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
Automatic Differential Brake (ADB-X)
Side impact protection
Crash sensor - Activation of airbags, hazard warning lights, battery safety cut-off and interior lighting + deactivation of fuel pump

Options

Packages: 
Protection Package Premier
Climate Package
Advanced Package
Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Front And Rear Mud Flaps
Protective Grille Steel
Illuminated Tailgate Plate
20" 5-Double Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
Exterior Styling Kit
Trunk Spoiler
Load Bars
Foldable Trailer Hitch
Interior Options: 
Harman Kardon Premium Sound
Lava Floor Carpet, Tunnel Console & Door Panels
Eyeglass Holder