Tesla Model Y vs Volvo XC40 Recharge: Pricing, Specs, Interior

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Thanks for taking a minute to read our Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge comparison page! Here at Weaver Brothers Volvo Cars, we know a thing or two about being the first kid on the block and making a lasting impression. We were the first Volvo Cars retailer in North Carolina and have set the standard that others follow. So we tip our hats to Tesla for the same reason.

The automotive industry owes a huge thank you to Tesla for really driving home the fact that emissions-free driving doesn't have to mean performance-free. With that being said, we will point out a few distinctions that we feel give the Volvo XC40 Recharge the advantage. Scroll below to see how the Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Model Y comparison plays out.

Tesla Model Y VS Volvo XC40 Recharge: A 360 View

The Model Y is a compact SUV produced by the brand that has made EV mobility a household discussion. The Model Y offers EV drivers 384 horsepower with 375 lb-ft of torque. The Model Y scoots from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds.

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge gives you more. With a thrilling 402 horsepower and 486 lb-ft of torque, the Volvo XC40 Recharge edges out the Tesla on power with a faster 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds. Additionally, you might want to know that only the Volvo XC40 Recharge qualifies for the $7500 federal tax credit.

Both vehicles are easy to charge and can use conventional home charging outlets, AC charging, or DC fast-charging stations nationwide. Range anxiety with either of these EV SUVs is obviated by a national network of charging stations that currently number 100,000 locations and counting. Learn more from our Volvo charging partners.

Tesla Model Y VS Volvo XC40 Recharge: A Brand Value Story

We'll take an unconventional approach for our Volvo XC40 Electric vs. Tesla Model Y comparison and look at something that most comparison articles leave out, the brands themselves. Tesla's first vehicle hit the road just 13-years ago. Volvo Cars has been producing long-lasting vehicles for nearly 100 years. Volvo Cars holds #1 positions in the Guinness Book of World Records. Tesla doesn't. Volvo Cars offers an unlimited mileage warranty on all their Certified by Volvo models, allowing for every model in the portfolio to be represented. Tesla, curiously, offers a highly restricted CPO program on select models only. One can only speculate why, but it's clear that Volvo Cars believes in all their vehicles enough to give them unlimited miles' worth of coverage.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Tesla Model Y: The Spacious Specs

Compact SUVs offer something unique: fun-loving agility with a spacious interior. They're perfect for those who want some thrilling handling but without compromising the daily driving capabilities that the SUV segment is known for. In the Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Model Y comparison, we've seen how the Volvo XC40 outruns the Tesla Model Y, but does she keep that lead for interior dimensions? The short answer is yes. The full answer starts with noting that the Model Y is much larger.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge measures 174.2-inches long, 73.7-inches (without mirrors), and 64.8-inches tall. The Model Y measures 187-inches long, 75.6-inches wide (without mirrors), and 63.9-inches tall.

Despite being 1.9-inches narrower, the Volvo XC40 Recharge offers 0.9-inches more front hip room, 4-inches more rear hip room, 2.3-inches more front shoulder room, and 5.7-inches more rear shoulder room.

While the Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Tesla Model Y size comparison shows an extra 12.8-inches of length for the Model Y, you only get an additional 0.9-inches of front legroom and 1.4-inches of rear legroom. Overall, the Volvo XC40 Recharge is more agile and evidently more spacious in many dimensions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Let's address some other key questions and answers that EV buyers bring to the table when considering a Tesla Model Y before going with a Volvo XC40 Recharge:

Can you charge a Volvo car at a Tesla charging station?

No. Tesla chargers use a proprietary design that only works with Tesla vehicles. Electric Volvo vehicles, though, offer a near-endless suite of charging solutions. You can charge at home using the standard charging cable and a household outlet or enjoy faster at-home charging times with the ChargePoint Home Flex charging station. You'll also be able to access the extensive network of ChargePoint public stations and be able to recharge at most AC or DC public charging stations.

How much will a Tesla Model Y cost?

The entry point for the Model Y is estimated at around $41,9901. If you want to bump up your cruising range, you'll have to go for the long-range variant that starts at around $49,9901. Lastly, the performance edition will start at an MSRP of about $59,9901. The Tesla Model Y price sandwiches the starting price of the Volvo XC40 Recharge at an estimated $55K1.

How long is the wait for the Tesla Model Y?

No matter how you configure your Tesla Model Y, most customers are promised an eight-week turnaround from ordering to delivery. The Volvo XC40 Recharge, on the other hand, is available in our showroom now.

How do you charge a Volvo XC40?

Your Volvo XC40 Recharge comes with everything you need for convenient charging. You can use conventional wall outlets, AC charging, or DC charging at any public charging station. Additionally, you can use a CCS connector for rapid charging.

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

From nearly depleted to 80% capacity, you can charge your Volvo XC40 Recharge in as little as 25 minutes at a 150 kW station. The 50 kW stations take about 75 minutes, and 3 kW stations will take a little over 24 hours.

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The all-new Volvo XC40 is here. While we hope that our Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge page has been helpful, you can continue your Volvo Pure Electric research and dig a little deeper into the Scandinavian take on EV ownership. We've got to admit, though, even from the vantage point of the modern-looking Tesla Model Y interior, the future of EV mobility has Volvo Cars written all over it.

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