Comparison - Volvo XC40 Recharge EV 2021 - vs - Mercedes-Benz EQC 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
59,985
Updated: 
18 Nov 2020
£
64,781
Updated: 
23 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
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: 
Polar White
#B1ADA9
Black
#000000
brilliant blue
#020174
cavansite blue
#324C6F
graphite grey
#3C3F47
high tech silver
#CDCDCF
Mojave Silver metallic
#9A9899
obsidian black
#282828
selenite grey
#7B7F82

Electric

Battery: 
78.0-kWh
80 kWh lithium ion
Full Charge Range: 
259mi
259mi
Full Charge Time: 
zero to 80% in approximately 40 minutes
Standard DC fast charging, refilling the battery from 10 to 80 percent will take an estimated 40 minutes.
Top Speed: 
112mph
112mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
4.90s
4.90s

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

The Mercedes-Benz EQC is all new for the 2020 model year.

Pros
Plush cabin,
refined handling,
costs less than some competitors.

Cons
Some rivals offer quicker acceleration,
shorter driving range than some competing models,
infotainment system's touchpad comes with a learning curve.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
All-electric powertrain
Familiar and handsome styling
Impressive performance
Spacious interior
Customizable regen

Cons
Is 200 miles enough range?
May be too conservative for some
Too late?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The first Mercedes-Benz EV is deliberately free of revolutionary tendencies, but for many of its SUV customers it could be an introduction to a new world of motoring.The first Mercedes-Benz fully electric vehicle (EV) to be sold in Australia has arrived. It's called the EQC and is targeted at the Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model X, and imminent Audi e-tron.

Pros
Quiet, wafting driving experience
Loaded with cabin tech
Outstanding safety credentials
Understated design a genuine point of difference

Cons
Moderate driving range
Back seats and boot nothing special
Front suspension can get crashy
Supply appears to be quite limited

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Electric
Engine type: 
Electric
Electric

Engine and Performance

Torque: 
486ft-lbs
564ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
408hp
402hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
38.70Feet

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
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
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
Multi-function 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
Artico man-made leather upholstery
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (max range, ECO, comfort and sport)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.20in
187.40in
Width: 
73.00in
74.20in
Height: 
65.00in
63.90in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
Front Track: 
63.90in
Rear Track: 
63.50in
Wheel Base: 
106.40in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
41.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
59.00in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
58.00in
Front Hip Room: 
54.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
57.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.50cu.ft
37.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
25.00cu.ft
17.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4741.00lbs
5346.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
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
power steering

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
Front and rear head restraints
Electro-pneumatic four-way lumbar support for driver and front passenger seat
Manual seat cushion depth adjustment
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
40:20:40 split folding rear seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
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
EQ navigation services - map (range display), display charging stations, programming of charging settings and pre entry climate control

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
Mercedes benz sound system with 4 mid range speakers
2 tweeters, 2 Frontbass speakers
1 centre speaker and 225 W amplifier output
MBUX multimedia system with widescreen cockpit (2x 10.25" displays with touchpad)
Hard-disk navigation

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
Available AMG Line
LED Intelligent Light System headlamps
Available ambient lighting with 64 colors
Privacy glass
Heat and noise insulating acoustic glass
High gloss black exterior mirror housing
Badge on the wing in high gloss black with chrome stripes and blue EQC lettering
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
19"
Wheels more: 
Tyre sealant kit + 12v compressor
Painted Alloy Wheels
Summer tyres
Tirefit
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

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
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
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
Blind spot assist
Active lane departure warning system

Options

Packages: 
Protection Package Premier
Climate Package
Advanced Package
Protection Package
Seat comfort pack
Stowage package
Mirror package
Anti theft protection package
Keyless go comfort package
Parking package with active park assist with reversing camera
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