Volvo XC40 Recharge Vs. Audi Q4 e-tron Comparison


If you're ready for an electrifying compact SUV, you'll want to compare the Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Audi Q4 e-tron. The Volvo XC40 Recharge has stood tall in the segment as it helped carve out the all-electric compact-crossover niche. The Audi Q4 e-tron is following in its footsteps. Read on and see how Audi's competitor stacks up with our Audi Q4 e-tron vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge comparison.

Audi Q4 e-tron vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge: Price, Trims, & Interior Benefits

You'll find that Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Audi Q4 e-tron pricing is near-equal.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge may qualify you for up to $7,500 of federal tax incentives1 and has three trims:

  • Core: starting price of $53,550 MSRP2
  • Plus: starting price of $56,250 MSRP2
  • Ultimate: starting price of $59,500 MSRP2

The Audi Q4 e-tron also has three trims:

  • Premium: starting price of $53,300 MSRP2
  • Premium Plus: starting price of $57,400 MSRP2
  • Prestige: starting price of $60,900 MSRP2

The real question is how the value of Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Audi Q4 e-tron SUVs compare. The Volvo XC40 Recharge offers a standard 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, a 9-inch infotainment display with Google built-in services, heated front seats, driver's seat memory, four-way power lumbar support for front seats, a power tailgate, and more.

The Audi Q4 e-tron has a 10.3-inch digital instrument display, a 10.1-inch infotainment display, heated front seats, a power tailgate, and more. Q4 vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge standard features are comparable.

However, with the Volvo XC40 Recharge offering exclusive benefits like standard four-way power lumbar and 3D topographical decor with backlighting, along with options like a 13-speaker Harman Kardon® sound system and a 360-degree camera, its value can go much deeper.


2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge

Horsepower: 402 hp
0-60: 4.7 seconds
Range: 223 miles (battery only)
Seats: 5
Length: 174.2"
Width: 75.2"
Drivetrain: AWD
Cargo Space: 49.3 cu. ft.
Interior Benefits:
  • 2 LCD monitors
  • SiriusXM® real-time traffic display
  • 4 USB-C ports
  • Bluetooth®
  • 8 speaker audio system
  • Volvo cars app
  • Google™ automotive services
  • Voice activiation
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2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

Horsepower: 295 hp
0-60: 5.8 seconds
Range: 241 miles (battery only)
Seats: 5
Length: 180.7"
Width: 73.4"
Drivetrain: AWD
Cargo Space: 53.1 cu. ft.
Interior Benefits:
  • 2 LCD monitors
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth®
  • 2 USB-C ports
  • 10.1" touch screen
  • Voice activation

Power, Charging, & Range Specs

Audi Q4 e-tron vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge all-electric specs reveal that the Volvo XC40 Recharge is designed for thrills that don't compromise its competitive range or charging specs.

Diving into performance, the Audi Q4 e-tron makes 295 horsepower with its dual-motor, AWD layout, dashing from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. The Volvo XC40 Recharge, meanwhile, lets loose 402 horsepower with its dual-motor AWD layout, sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

The Audi Q4 e-tron fires back with an EPA-estimated 241 miles of range3 and the ability to charge from 5% to 80% in 38 minutes with DC fast-charging. The Volvo XC40 Recharge answers the Audi with a still-exceptional EPA-estimated 223 miles of range4 and DC fast-charging capabilities that can let you charge from 10% to 80% in 32 minutes.5

Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Q4 specs are clear: The Volvo XC40 Recharge is a more exciting thrill ride that can still go the distance.

Dimensions, Spaciousness, & Cargo Room

The entire lineup of Volvo SUVs for sale blends exterior agility and interior spaciousness; the Volvo XC40 Recharge is no exception.

This compact model measures 174.8 inches long, 80.1 inches wide (with mirrors), and 65 inches tall. The Audi Q4 e-tron is less agile, measuring 180.7 inches long, 83 inches wide (with mirrors), and 64.7 inches tall.

Volvo XC40 Recharge vs. Audi Q4 e-tron SUVs both offer specs like 56.7 inches of front shoulder room and 38.3 inches of rear headroom. However, the Volvo XC40 Recharge goes further with 56.3 inches of rear shoulder room (the Audi Q4 e-tron has 55.1 inches here).

The Audi Q4 e-tron does have a slightly larger rear cargo area, topping out at 53.1 cubic feet vs. the 46.9 cubic feet of a Volvo XC40 Recharge. However, the Audi Q4 e-tron does not have a front trunk, known as a frunk; the Volvo XC40 Recharge does.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do the Volvo XC40 Recharge safety features compare to the Audi Q4 e-tron?

The safety features support the Volvo SUV's leading status. For example, the Volvo XC40 Recharge offers adaptive cruise control with the semi-autonomous Pilot Assist, oncoming collision mitigation, a lane keeping aid, a blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic alert, road sign info, parking assistance for the front, rear, and sides, a 360-degree camera, and more.

The Audi Q4 e-tron has many equivalent features but misses out on the side parking assist and Pilot Assist semi-autonomous capabilities.

Which is bigger: the Volvo XC40 Recharge or Audi Q4 e-tron?

The Audi Q4 e-tron is larger than the Volvo XC40 Recharge. On the outside, the Q4 e-tron is 5.9 inches longer and 2.9 inches wider (with mirrors) than the Volvo XC40 Recharge. However, this larger exterior can make the vehicle slightly harder to maneuver into tight parking spaces. Meanwhile, many seat dimensions are the same, but the Volvo XC40 Recharge offers spacious advantages like an extra 1.3 inches of rear shoulder room.

Which has more cargo space: the Audi Q4 e-tron vs. Volvo XC40 Recharge?

The Audi Q4 e-tron has a 53.1 cubic foot cargo area, while the Volvo XC40 Recharge has 46.9 cubic feet of cargo space. However, the Audi Q4 e-tron does not have a frunk, while the Volvo XC40 Recharge does, bestowing extra practicality that'll make everything from grocery runs to weekend getaways easier.

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1You may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 on the purchase of qualifying Volvo vehicle. Your eligibility for income tax credits depends on your personal tax situation. For further details, visit the Internal Revenue Service’s page on Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit (IRC 30D) and refer to IRS Form 8936. Your state may also offer additional benefits for the purchase of qualifying vehicles. Visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s website and your state program’s website for the most up-to-date information on availability and redemption requirements. Government incentives are outside of Volvo Cars’ control and are for informational purposes only. These incentives are subject to change without notice. Please note that this is not tax advice. Volvo Cars encourages consulting with your tax, financial, or legal advisor for further details and to determine your eligibility for these tax incentives. Volvo Cars reserves the right to make changes to any information at any time, e.g. to final prices, taxes, fees, etc. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions for more detailed information. Information accurate at the time of writing. Incentives are subject to change without notice and are intended for informational purposes only. Please note that this is not tax advice. Consult with your tax adviser for further details and to determine eligibility.

2Prices 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.

3EPA estimated electric-only range for fully-electric cars in miles. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. Your total range will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See owner’s manual for details. - EPA estimated total range for plug-in hybrid cars in miles. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

4This is an electric vehicle. Since electricity is not measured in gallons, a conversion factor is used to translate the fuel economy into miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). EPA-estimated 92 city/79 highway/ 85 combined MPGe. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe will vary for many reasons, including but not limited to, driving conditions, how and where you drive, how you maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors. See www.fueleconomy.gov

5Fast charging DC up to 150 kW under optimal charging conditions for XC40 Recharge Twin. Charging times are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.