While both the Volvo XC40 Recharge as well as the Tesla Model 3 electric SUV offer competing amenities like leather interiors and cutting-edge safety systems, only one will be the be-all and end-all for buyers. While these two cars are almost identical, the Volvo XC60 offers a few benefits. We'll compare the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge against the 2022 Tesla Model 3 in this post to see how they compare and which electric SUV is ideal for you.

Design & Style

Simply defined, a Volvo XC40 Recharge lease is a small SUV, whereas a Tesla Model 3 is a sedan. It's only logical that the Volvo XC40 Recharge has larger cargo space, and she does. The Model 3 has a cargo capacity of up to 22.9 cubic feet, whereas the Volvo XC40 Recharge has a capacity of up to 57.5 cubic feet.

Bumpy road trips are also made simpler by the greater ride height of a Volvo XC40 Recharge. In terms of maximum towing capability, both the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Tesla Model 3 can pull up to 2,000 pounds. 3 However, Tesla does not provide any official attachments, such as a tow hitch, to exploit that potential, but Volvo does.

Technology & Safety

Even yet, when you compare the Volvo XC40 Recharge and Tesla Model 3 versions, you'll notice that their technology is nearly identical in many ways. Both include a 360-degree video system, semi-autonomous driving capabilities, and the ability to use your smartphone as a key. Moreover, the Volvo XC40 Recharge features driver-adjustable power steering, whereas the Model 3 does not. The Model 3 has a glass top, but the Volvo XC40 Recharge has a panoramic sunroof, and the Volvo XC40 Recharge has more seat adjustment.

Tesla created a stir with Autopilot. Never before has a vehicle been capable of semi-autonomous driving. That is no longer the case, and the Volvo XC40 Recharge can do it as well, thanks to standard Adaptive Cruise Control and Volvo Pilot Assist. Aside from that, the safety features on both vehicles are extensive and nearly identical. Both feature automatic emergency braking as standard. Both come included with a lane-departure warning ( the Volvo XC40 Recharge also has a standard lane-keeping assist). Both have received Top Safety Pick+ ratings from the IIHS.


Beginning with the Volvo XC40 Recharge, you get a 75 kWh battery and dual-motors that provide an EPA-estimated 223 miles of pure electric range1 as well as 402 horsepower in any specification.

There are three battery packs available for the Model 3. At the lowest version, a 54 kWh battery and a single motor provide an EPA-estimated 263 miles of range and 252 horsepower. The Model 3 Performance has an 82 kWh battery with twin motors, an EPA-estimated 315-mile range, and 480 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

The 2022 Volvo will not disappoint if you're seeking for an electric SUV with excellent performance, exceptional build quality, and top-tier safety features. With so many trim possibilities, you'll be able to choose one that matches your budget while also meeting your needs in any situation.

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