Is the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Worth the Money?

The Volvo XC40 Recharge is Volvo’s electric SUV. The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is getting love from publications like Kelley Blue Book and Car and Driver. Is the Swedish electric SUV worth the money?

Is the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric compact SUV worth the money?

The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric starts at $51,700. It has 223 miles of range. The electric SUV makes a massive 402 horsepower.

A white 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric compact SUV is parked outdoors.
The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric compact SUV | Volvo

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The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is a luxury electric SUV. It’s both stylish and powerful. The Recharge Pure Electric comes in three different trim levels: Twin, Twin Plus and Twin Ultimate.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is worth the money for consumers in the market for a luxury electric SUV with engaging driving dynamics. If you don’t really need 400+ horses from your EV, there are plenty of other more affordable options. EVs within the Recharge Pure Electric’s price range also usually offer more driving range.

How long does it take to charge a Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric?

The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric can replenish 80% of its total battery capacity in about 40 minutes using the appropriate fast charger. The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric charges quickly, but its charging time isn’t class or segment-leading.

A gray 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric compact SUV is parked outdoors.
The 2022 Volvo SC40 Recharge Pure Electric compact SUV | Volvo

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Ultimately, the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric isn’t as capable as some of its rivals. The Ioniq 5 Limited has a 303-mile standard range. That’s 80 more miles than the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. The Ioniq 5 Limited starts at $51,100.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited is a better buy than the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric because it has more range and is stacked with standard features. The Ioniq 5 Limited comes standard with a glass panel that Hyundai calls its Vision Roof. It also features a blind-spot view monitor and surround-view monitor. The Ioniq 5 Limited includes a Heads-Up Display and Augmented Reality system on the windshield.

The XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is impressive, but it doesn’t provide enough value for most consumers to justify its price tag. Volvo has produced a contender, but the XC40 Recharge isn’t a best-selling electric SUV thus far.

What’s the best electric SUV on the market?

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In 2021 the Ford Mustang Mach-E was the talk of the town. It seemed to dominate electric SUV rankings. The Mach-E also trailed the popular Tesla Model Y and Model 3 in sales.

In 2022 the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the model to watch. It is the World Car of the Year because it makes EV ownership appealing in ways few other rivals can. Its quiet ride is nearly unparalleled, and its uncluttered cabin simplifies its driving experience. The Ioniq 5 is simple enough to provide an enjoyable driving experience and provides enough tech to satisfy consumers. It got a perfect consumer rating from Kelley Blue Book.

Read about how the Ioniq 5 Limited stacks up against the Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 in the next article below.

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