4 Reasons to Buy a 2023 Genesis GV60, Not a Volvo C40 Recharge

The 2023 Genesis GV60 is one of the newest additions to the EV market, and since it’s a luxury electric SUV, it has a lot going for it. There are also a lot of worthy competitors in this segment, so many customers shopping for a luxury electric SUV may wonder how the new Genesis stacks up to its competitors. Here’s a look at four reasons customers should choose the 2023 Genesis GV60 instead of the Volvo C40 Recharge.

1. The 2023 Genesis GV60 is a more fuel-efficient EV

According to Car and Driver, the GV60 has an efficient and punchy powertrain, especially compared to the C40 Recharge. The standard GV60 gets 314 hp, but the Performance trim can get 429 hp from its motors. The C40 Recharge, meanwhile, only has one trim option right now, and its dual motors generate a combined 402 hp. 

However, the standard GV60 and the more powerful trim option are both more efficient than the C40 Recharge. Car and Driver wrote that the standard GV60 gets 103 MPGe in the city and 86 MPGe on highways, for 95 MPGe combined. In comparison, the C40 Recharge gets 94 MPGe in the city and 80 MPGe on highways, for 87 MPGe combined.

2. Genesis gave the GV60 significantly more driving range 

A silver 2023 Genesis GV60 logo on a silver car.
2023 Genesis GV60 logo | Getty Images

In addition to having a high-performance option and more efficiency, the Genesis also has more range than the Volvo. Car and Driver said that the C40 Recharge has a 75.0-kWh battery, and this only gives it about 225 miles of range. In comparison, the GV60 has a slightly bigger 77.4-kWh battery pack, and thanks to the Genesis’ better efficiency, that extra size provides 248 miles of range. 

Additionally, since both EVs have all-wheel drive as standard, their range numbers are lower than what they could be if the cars weren’t all-wheel drive. That’s precisely why, according to Car and Driver, Genesis will eventually offer a rear-wheel-drive option for the GV60, which should improve the car’s range. It’s unclear if Volvo has similar plans for the C40 Recharge.

3. Genesis offers a much more generous warranty than Volvo does

Genesis is a luxury brand owned by Hyundai. So naturally, Genesis offers a generous warranty period. Car and Driver wrote that the GV60 would come with a 5-year or 60,000 mile limited warranty, and a 10-year or 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. In comparison, Volvo gave the C40 Recharge a 4-year or 50,000 mile limited warranty and a 4-year or 50,000 mile powertrain warranty.

That said, both automakers are covering complimentary maintenance for 3-years or 36,000 miles. And Volvo, in particular is covering the car’s battery components for 8-years or 100,000 miles. Genesis doesn’t offer a similar program for the GV60, but the car’s longer warranty periods in other areas, the GV60 is better overall. 

4. The 2023 Genesis GV60 also has wireless charging capability

While both cars can recharge with DC fast chargers in a few minutes, the GV60 has something few EVs have right now. That’s because Genesis will be offering the GV60 with wireless charging capability as standard. It will take a while for every GV60 to have this, but that seems to be Genesis’ plan right now.

This isn’t the same as wireless phone charging capability. Instead, the idea is to recharge an EV without hooking it up to anything. The driver parks their car over a wireless charging station, and after they pay, they can start charging wirelessly. This should make the whole charging experience easier and more convenient. 

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