Electric SUV Comparison: Audi E-Tron VS. Volvo XC40 Electric

Thanks for visiting our Audi e-tron VS. Volvo XC40 electric SUV comparison page! Both of these crossovers are luxury EV SUVs with a shared vision: to offer eco-minded drivers a chance to experience the luxurious performance with zero tailpipe emissions. Both vehicles embody their respective brand DNA.

However, only one of these crossovers represents a genuinely sustainable mindset as she not only gives you more while taking less from the earth, but she takes less from your wallet, too.

Scroll below to get all the details on our Audi e-tron VS. Volvo XC40 electric SUV comparison, or jump straight to our new car inventory where you'll find the Volvo XC40 Pure Electric for sale.

Volvo Cars Midlothian - Audi E-Tron VS. Volvo XC40 Electric(FAQ)
New Audi e-tron
Starting MSRP:$65,9003
Power: 335 hp
0-605.5 seconds
Torque:414 lb-ft
MPGe:78 city / 77 highway
Range:222 miles
Time to full charge:10h at 220V
Dimensions:193″ L x 76″ W x 66″ H
Max Cargo Volume:55.1 cu.ft.
Ground Clearance:6.77 in
Towing Capacity:4,000lbs
Curb Weight:5,699 lbs
New Volvo XC40 Pure Electric
Starting MSRP:$53,9901
Horsepower:402 hp
0-604.7 seconds
Torque: 487 lb-ft
MPGe:85 city / 72 highway
Range:208 miles
Time to full charge:8h at 220V
Dimensions:174″ L x 74″ W x 65″ H
Max Cargo Volume:57.5 cu.ft.
Ground Clearance:8.3 in.
Towing Capacity:3,307 lbs
Curb Weight:4,740 lbs
Shop Model: New Volvo XC40 Pure Electric

Audi e-tron VS. Volvo XC40 Electric SUV Comparison: Pricing

Historically, the cost of owning a luxury EV SUV has always been high. Fortunately, with Volvo Cars being value-driven you can count on enjoying cutting-edge technology for less than you might expect. The Volvo XC40 Recharge gets things started with the R-Design package for just under $55K.1 The Audi e-tron, however, offers an entry point model starting at $67K1.

That's a $12K difference between the two, and it begs the obvious question, "What does the Audi e-tron give you that the Volvo XC40 Recharge does not?" We can't figure it out. You've got to move up a trim level on the Audi e-tron to see essential safety features that come standard on Volvo XC40 Recharge. And, while we're at it, Volvo Cars offers additional value with 3-year/36k miles worth of complimentary service, while the Audi e-tron offers a mere 1-year/10k mile package.

Audi e-tron VS. Volvo XC40 Pure Electric SUV Comparison: Power & Performance

If you haven't driven an EV yet, let alone the thrilling Volvo XC40 Recharge, you're in for a treat. You've got more horsepower than some V8 sports cars. With zero shift points on the single-speed transmission, full EV acceleration will drive you back into the seat with force unlike anything you've previously experienced. You might think that since you pay more for the e-tron you'd get more in this department - but you don't.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge offers 402 horsepower with up to 487lb-ft of torque. This yields a 0-60 time of approximately 4.7 seconds. The Audi e-tron has only 335 horsepower with up to 414lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 time of roughly 5.5 seconds.

Since the Audi is less powerful it makes sense that it is considerably slower. This deficiency in performance is what accounts for its slightly longer estimated EPA range of 222mi2. The Volvo XC40 has been rated by the EPA at 208mi2, but, considering all the variables in driving conditions and styles, the 14mi difference between these two EV crossovers might net zero in the end.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric Dimensions, Cargo Space and Towing Capacity

With our Volvo XC40 Recharge lease deals, you'll enjoy a compact SUV that provides city-commuting agility and road trip stability. She's the best of both worlds. The Volvo XC40 Recharge measures 174.2-inches long, has a width of 73.7-inches (not counting the mirrors), and a height of 65-inches. On the inside, this elegant stance is taken to new heights by spacious accommodations.

All five passengers will find ample head, leg, and shoulder room.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge offers front-seat occupants 39-inches of headroom, 40.9-inches of legroom, and 56.7-inches of shoulder room. In the rear row, your passengers will enjoy 39.1-inches of headroom, 36.1-inches of legroom, and 56.3-inches of shoulder room.

We'll dive into details below, but the Audi e-tron is a whopping 18.8-inches longer and 2.5-inches wider than the Volvo XC40 Recharge, yet offers less space across several key interior dimensions.

As for cargo, the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge can comfortably seat five and store all your gear; a Volvo XC40 Recharge uses a front trunk with 0.7 cubic feet of cargo volume and a rear cargo area with a capacity of 16 cubic feet. Fold the seats, and your Volvo XC40 Recharge will fit all the gear you desire with a total cargo capacity of up to 57.5 cubic feet.

A Volvo XC40 Recharge offers a towing capacity of up to 2,000 lbs when properly equipped for extra gear-hauling.

Audi e-tron Electric Dimensions, Cargo Space and Towing Capacity

As we mentioned, the Audi e-tron has far larger exterior measurements than the Volvo XC40 Recharge. Its dimensions involve a length of 193-inches, a width of 76.2-inches (without the mirrors), and a height of 65.5-inches. Despite that much larger size, this mid-size stature only comes close in a few areas.

Specifically, the Audi e-tron offers front occupants 38.1-inches of headroom (one inch less than the Volvo XC40 Recharge, even though it's half an inch taller). Despite the extra length over the Volvo XC40 Recharge, the Audi e-tron only offers front occupants 40.8-inches of legroom (0.1-inches less than the Volvo XC40 Recharge). That can be seen as a testament to the thoughtful design of the Volvo XC40 Recharge.

With rear occupants in an Audi e-tron receiving 39.0-inches of headroom and 39.1-inches of legroom, it begs an interesting question: Where does the rest of that additional length go?

The Audi e-tron is 18.8-inches longer yet provides less front legroom and only 3-inches more rear legroom than the Volvo XC40 Recharge. The Audi e-tron offers a total cargo capacity of 56.4 cubic feet, meaning it fits less gear while measuring much larger.

This can be felt on city streets when you compare Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Audi e-tron SUVs. The Audi e-tron achieves a curb-to-curb turning diameter of 40-feet, while the Volvo XC40 Recharge makes quick work of narrow roads with an agile 37.4-foot curb-to-curb turning diameter.

While the larger size of an Audi e-tron helps achieve a towing capacity of up to 4,000 lbs when properly equipped, the Volvo XC40 Recharge offers more spaciousness in many areas while being much more agile.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Electric Interior

Step into a Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric, and you'll be embraced by a cabin designed with thoughtful attention to detail. The "detail" in this case focuses on what makes a truly luxurious driving experience.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge comes with an attractive standard dual-zone auto climate control system and the standard air-purifying, innovative CleanZone filter. A standard 360-degree camera makes even the tightest spaces a breeze, while a 12.3-inch digital driver display and 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with intuitive Google built-in services enhance every moment on the road.

A standard panoramic moonroof makes use of a sunshade that automatically closes when high temperatures are detected. An electric cabin heater and cooler let you step into an interior pre-conditioned to your specific preferences. Above all, though, the Volvo XC40 Recharge has been named a 2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ thanks to safety-oriented engineering and market-leading safety technology.

Audi e-tron Electric Interior

The Audi e-tron vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge interior comparison is close. Notable standard Audi e-tron advantages include a four-zone auto climate control system and an extra touchscreen (mainly limited to climate control functions). But, keep in mind that the base-level Audi e-tron starts at a price much higher than the top-trim Volvo XC40 Recharge.

The digital driver display in an Audi e-tron also measures 12.3-inches, while its infotainment screens replace tactile controls with a dual-stack design. The Volvo XC40 Recharge provides intuitive controls that let you focus on the road ahead.

The Audi e-tron certainly is modern and luxurious. For drivers who prefer a more intuitive cockpit that focuses on subtle details and a tailored comfort, the Volvo XC40 Recharge provides a luxurious experience that has no equal.


We could go on. Side by side, in almost every way, the Volvo XC40 Recharge outperforms the Audi e-tron. The Audi e-tron has larger exterior proportions in overall dimensions, but it is curiously smaller inside than the Volvo XC40 Recharge.

The e-tron gives you 55.1 cubic feet of max cargo volume, and the Volvo XC40 Recharge offers 57.5 cubic feet. C'est la vie. To round out your research, here are some answers to common questions that we handle in our showroom:

When does the Audi e-tron come out?

The Audi e-tron was scheduled to debut in the fall of 2020. The Volvo XC40 Recharge also premiered at that time. Both crossover EV SUVs are currently available now at select retailers, such as Volvo Cars Midlothian.

How much does the Audi e-tron cost?

You can hop into the base model e-tron for a starting price around $65.9K3, and depending on your final specification you could see a starting price tag of roughly $86.5K3. As a point of comparison, you can outfit your Volvo XC40 Recharge with every accessory that Volvo Cars makes, and you'll still come out competitive on price, even compared to the e-tron base model.

Volvo Cars Midlothian Makes EV Easy

We hope you have found this Audi e-tron VS. Volvo XC40 Electric SUV comparison page helpful. Contact one of our EV specialists and explore the full suite of services and benefits that come with Volvo SUV ownership. We trust that you'll quickly see that your Volvo EV SUV experience will be unrivaled. We thank you for reading our Audi e-tron comparison page and know that the road ahead will be paved by a distinctive Scandinavian EV style.

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