Volkswagen ID.4 Vs Volvo XC40 Recharge: Comparison

It's a battle for compact all-electric SUV greatness; welcome to the Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge comparison. Who will come out on top? Both are great eco-friendly choices, and both have their own unique points to set them apart from one another. Both are in the same segment, with similar value propositions that make the comparison a natural one.

But let's start with what makes a Volvo XC40 Recharge for sale an attractive offering. She's a huge step forward for the all-electric lineup Volvo Cars is aiming to have. That doesn't take away from the focus you know and love the brand for; rather, it makes it better. All the sleek Scandinavian style, market-leading safety, and sumptuous luxury you'd expect is right there waiting for you.

The Volkswagen ID.4 meanwhile fulfills a similar role in the VW lineup. When you look at the exterior design of the Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge, you'll also find similar futuristic styling cues, a similar size, and similar all-electric power to lead both brands forward into the future. There's much more to the story, so let's take a look.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric vs. Volkswagen ID.4 Range and Specs

Naturally, what EV buyers look for first and foremost are the electric specs, most notably the estimated range. So how does the Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge comparison play out in this realm? Let's find out:

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
Usable Battery Capacity
75 kWh
77 kWh
EPA-estimated range
Up to 208 miles
Up to 260 miles (on ID.4 Pro)
DC fast charging capabilities
Up to Level 3
Up to Level 3
Regenerative braking
Eligible for potential Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

Time to concede defeat; the Volvo XC40 Recharge loses out in the battle of range. We're just joking, one area of deficiency doesn't tell the whole story, and the XC40 Recharge dominates elsewhere. You may know it already; the XC40 Recharge is more about luxury and performance. That's not to say one isn't excellent for daily driving, like her ability to charge from an empty battery to 80% charged in an estimated 40 minutes with a 150 kW DC fast charger.

Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge Performance

In the Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge comparison, practicality-oriented electric specs are great, but so is the performance of an all-electric powertrain. Instant torque, non-stop linear power delivery, and the subtle whir of the motors make it a thrill and a half. As we mentioned, this is one area that the XC40 Recharge wipes the floor with even the performance trim Volkswagen ID.4 GTX. Let's see the difference:

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
Torque (lb-ft)
0-60 mph time
4.7 seconds
7.6 seconds
All-wheel drive

Double the horsepower, double the torque, and nearly two seconds shaved from the 0-60 time; how's that for a second-round comeback? But it gets better. Want to add some sporty style? Choose the Volvo XC40 Recharge R-design. What you won't have to choose with an XC40 Recharge is incredibly agile and precise handling. That's because every XC40 is built on a smooth yet nimble Dynamic Chassis — one of the many innovations from Volvo Cars waiting in store. The same can't fully be said about the VW ID.4, and while it drives smooth, there's not much twisty backroad fun to be had.

Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Volkswagen ID.4 Interior Features

Before we page the luxury department, the Volvo XC40 Recharge interior sees another comeback from that early defeat - storage room. Both vehicles have seating for five, but the ID.4 has a not-insignificant 27.2 cubic-feet less cargo space than the XC40 Recharge.

Okay, here's where the XC40 Recharge leaves the ID.4 in her dust - luxury features and trim. First, premium materials abound in the XC40 Recharge; the same can't be said about the ID.4. What also can't be said about the ID.4 is that heated Nappa leather front seats come standard; it's a $4,500 trim level upgrade to get what the XC40 Recharge offers standard. There are simply much too many instances of this XC40-favoring luxury disparity to list.

Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Volkswagen ID.4 Price

When it comes to financing, that's where our car loan and Volvo specialists step in. We're here to help you by going over every option clearly, and will work hard to find the right plan for you. Whether adding accessories or protection packages, or figuring out the final details of your loan or lease package, let us guide you along the way.

You'd expect with all the luxury and performance advantages that the Volvo XC40 Recharge price would be dramatically higher, but it's not. We'll get right to the point; the Volkswagen ID.4 carries a starting MSRP of $39,995,1 while the Volvo XC40 Recharge comes in with a starting MSRP of $53,990.1 That's not a huge difference, and our Volvo XC40 Recharge lease deals can make it less so.

Volkswagen ID.4 vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge Safety

The final match is here, and it revolves around protecting you. We'll start with the fact that the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, while the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 hasn't as of yet. But, the XC40 Recharge backs this up with substance, namely one of the most competitive assortments of standard driver assists on the market. Both get standard adaptive cruise control with a semi-autonomous drive mode, standard automated emergency braking, and more. But, the XC40 Recharge pulls ahead with standard forward collision warning, a standard 360-degree camera, and many more.

Ready to Make Your Choice? Find the XC40 Recharge at Our Dealership in Shreveport

So which one is your winner? We're going to take a guess here, but you probably enjoy performance and luxury. In that case, the XC40 Recharge is for you, and we're the Volvo dealer in Shreveport to find one at. Why find one with us? Our family history's roots go way back to the 1930s, and we've evolved since then with a clear-cut commitment to only exceptional customer service, no matter who walks through the door. So visit us today for a test drive, and discover the Holmes Volvo Cars difference today.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is the Volkswagen ID.4 fully electric?

Yes, the Volkswagen ID.4 is an all-electric crossover SUV. Like other brands, including Volvo Cars, Volkswagen has set forward a global effort to have all-electric vehicles comprise their mainstream lineup. The ID.4 is a step in that direction and is an affordable EV for the family.

What is the range of the Volvo XC40 electric?

True driving range on any all-electric vehicle will vary based on driving habits, temperature fluctuations, and other factors. That said, the EPA has given the Volvo XC40 Recharge an estimated range of 208 miles on a fully charged battery. Using DC fast charging, you can also go from an empty battery to 80% charged in approximately 40 minutes.

How fast is the VW ID.4?

A Volkswagen ID.4 is a crossover SUV with all-electric performance. On the standard ID.4, you'll find a 201 horsepower output, 0-60 mph time of 7.6 seconds, and governed 100 mph top speed. Choose the performance trim ID.4 GTX, and these numbers become a claimed 295 horsepower, 0-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds, and governed top speed of 112 mph.

How long does it take to recharge a Volvo XC40 Recharge?

It depends on what you use to charge yours. Want to charge yours at home overnight? Using a stationary wallbox, you'll charge approximately 31 to 37 miles of range per hour. Use a 50 to 150 kW DC fast charger, and a full charge will be achieved in around 40 minutes to two hours.

1Prices shown are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Base Price or Starting At price and excludes destination fees, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees.

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