2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Can Now Go Further On A Single Charge

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But it still doesn't have the best range among battery-electric SUVs.

Although the excellent Volvo XC40 is one of our favorite subcompact luxury SUVs, the battery-electric version known as the XC40 Recharge is a bit of a harder sell on paper, even though Volvo EVs are performing well on the sales charts. Quite simply, the XC40 Recharge's high starting price puts it at a disadvantage against models like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y, despite the Volvo's many attributes. For the 2022 model year, Volvo has made one significant update to the XC40 Recharge that makes it a bit more competitive. The EV now boasts improved efficiency figures and a range on a full charge that has increased by 15 miles. You'll have to pay even more for the 2022 model, though.

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According to the EPA's official website, the 2021 XC40 Recharge had an MPGe rating of 85/72/79 city/highway/combined and a range of 208 miles. The 2022 XC40 Recharge's numbers are 92/79/85 MPGe and a range of 223 miles. As before, the XC40 Recharge's powertrain allows it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under five seconds, and power is distributed to all four wheels. Cole Marzen, a Twitter user known for uncovering leaked images and more, revealed that 2021 XC40 Recharge models will also be able to benefit from the increase in range via a planned software update. That's good news for existing owners of the SUV.

https://twitter.com/cole_marzen/status/1445944809311588356
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Pricing for the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge will start from $56,395 including the $1,095 destination charge, and the range-topping model will now cost $59,245. By comparison, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E begins at a much more affordable $43,995 including its own destination charge. For almost the same price as the range-topping XC40 Recharge, you can have the quicker Mach-E GT with a 0-60 time of under four seconds. This Mach-E has a targeted EPA-estimated range of 270 miles according to the Ford website, so it wins in that aspect too. Still, at least Volvo has managed to improve its SUV's range and a few extra miles is never a bad thing.

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