Comparison - Volvo XC40 Recharge EV 2021 - vs - Polestar 2 EV 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
59,985
Updated: 
18 Nov 2020
$
59,900
Updated: 
22 Dec 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
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: 
snow
#F5F5F5
magnesium
#BFC2C3
thunder
#606163
moon
#928E81
midnight
#183A50
void
#000000

Electric

Motors: 
2 electric motors (rear and front axle)
Battery: 
78.0-kWh
78kWh
Full Charge Range: 
259mi
233mi
Full Charge Time: 
zero to 80% in approximately 40 minutes
Top Speed: 
112mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
4.90s
4.70s

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

One of the most complete electric cars money can buy. Superb build quality, and decent to drive.

Pros
Beautifully built intuitive cabin,
effortless performance,
exceptionally cool image,

Pros
Performance Pack adjustable dampers are too firm out of the box
the look on Tesla drivers’ faces

By: 
topgear.com

The Polestar 2 is an excellent luxury electric vehicle, even if it's not as visually exciting as trendier alternatives.

Pros
Notable athleticism and quickness,
cabin materials and quality are indeed luxurious,
surprisingly intuitive infotainment system.

Cons
Exterior design isn't exactly daring,
race-inspired dampers require manual adjustments,
estimated driving range is underwhelming.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Engine type: 
Electric
Electric

Engine and Performance

Torque: 
486ft-lbs
487ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
408hp
408hp
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
37.70Feet

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
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
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
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Front And Rear Parking Sensors
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.20in
181.10in
Width: 
73.00in
76.70in
Height: 
65.00in
58.20in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
5.90in
Wheel Base: 
106.40in
107.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.60
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
39.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
42.20in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
33.90in
Front Hip Room: 
54.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
54.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
52.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.50cu.ft
38.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
25.00cu.ft
15.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4741.00lbs
4680.00lbs

Instruments

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

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
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

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
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
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
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Multi-Level Heating

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
Dual Zone Front Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating 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
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
13 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
19 In
Wheels more: 
Tyre sealant kit + 12v compressor
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Rear Fixed Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

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
Load Carrier
Performance Package
Tow Bar Hitch
20" 4-V Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Harman Kardon Premium Sound
Lava Floor Carpet, Tunnel Console & Door Panels
Eyeglass Holder
Trunk Mat
Front And Rear Passenger Floor Mats