Compare The Volvo XC90 Recharge Vs. Tesla Model Y

Volvo XC90 Recharge vs. Tesla Model Y

If you're looking to step into the future with your next SUV, our Volvo XC90 Recharge vs. Tesla Model Y comparison is for you. Both electric vehicles have plenty to offer, but which model wins out with consistent performance, spacious seating, and cargo capacity for every adventure?

First, it's important to decide if you're after a plug-in hybrid like the Volvo XC90 Recharge or an all-electric SUV like the Tesla Model Y. Many drivers love the combination of electric and gas power, while others are more comfortable with embracing a complete reliance on battery power.

When you've read about how the Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo XC90 Hybrid measure up against each other, we're confident you'll want to know about our Volvo XC90 Recharge specials.

Volvo XC90 Hybrid vs. Tesla Model Y Pricing & Trim Levels

The Volvo XC90 Recharge gives you a choice among three trim levels: the Core, Plus, and Ultimate. Each offers different interior features, such as an available 360-degree camera, high-level interior illumination, and a premium Harman Kardon® sound system.

Alternatively, the Tesla Model Y offers two trim levels focusing more on performance than interior design and creature comforts. You can choose between two trim levels: the Performance and Long Range AWD. The Performance is the entry-level trim and will net you the most range, but it may have you lacking some comfort features that make driving a breeze.

While you may enjoy the all-glass ceiling, the Volvo XC90 will offer a panoramic moonroof with a power shade to cover you and your passengers when the sun is too bright – something the Tesla Model Y forgoes as an available feature.

2023 Volvo XC90 Recharge

Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder intercooled turbo gas/electric
Range: 530 miles1
Seats: 7
Length: 195"
Width: 79.1"
Height: 69.9"
Interior Benefits:
  • 10 speaker sound system
  • Volvo Cars app
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth®
  • 2 LCD monitors
  • Real-time traffic display
  • 4 USB-C ports
Standard Safety Features:
  • Back-up camera
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Collision mitigation
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2023 Tesla Model Y

Engine: Electric
Range: 330 miles2
Seats: 5 or 7
Length: 187"
Width: 77.9"
Height: 64"
Interior Benefits:
  • Real-time traffic display
  • Voice activation
  • 13-speaker sound system
  • 4 USB-C ports
  • 1 LCD monitor

Standard Safety Features:
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Back-up camera
  • Collision mitigation
  • Blind spot monitoring

Volvo XC90 Hybrid vs. Model Y Performance

The Volvo XC90 Recharge comes in AWD for either the six- or seven-seat configuration. This three-row electric hybrid SUV has a T8 eAWD with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine and e-boost capable of 455 horsepower and 523 pound-feet of torque. Tow up to 5,000 pounds with your Volvo XC90 Recharge when properly equipped. Additionally, this SUV will take you from zero to 60 mph in only 5 seconds.

Alternatively, the Tesla Model Y Performance sports a long-range battery and faster acceleration, going from zero to 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds. However, you'll lose out on seating capacity since this model only allows seating for five. The Long Range AWD will seat seven passengers with an optional - and small - third row but drop acceleration time, going from 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds. This acceleration time is nearly identical to what the Volvo XC90 Recharge offers.

Choose the Volvo XC90 Recharge for electric and gas power to get you an EPA-estimated electric range of 35 miles1 that doesn't use the gas engine at all. This SUV's total range is 530 miles. The Tesla Model Y can net you an EPA-estimated 330 miles of electric range.2 Although the Tesla doesn't use any gas power, you'll have to stop and charge up at home or at a Tesla supercharging station for more power.

When properly equipped, an available tow hitch for the Tesla Model Y will offer you a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds - much less than the Volvo XC90 Recharge.

Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo XC90 Recharge Dimensions, Cargo, & Safety

Opt for the Volvo XC90 Recharge if you want an overall bigger SUV, offering 195 inches of length, 79.1 inches of width, and 69.9 inches of height. The Tesla Model Y offers a smaller frame with only a 187-inch length, 77.9-inch width, and 64-inch height.

Opt for the Volvo XC90 if you want enough room for every trip or vacation. With 85.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity, shopping trips will be simple. The Tesla Model Y falls behind by only offering 76.2 cubic feet of cargo space.

Comparing the Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo XC90 safety features will show comparable offerings, including an available 360-degree camera, lane-assist, and collision-prevention technology to help you avoid scrapes, dents, and accidents in parking lots.

Tour the Volvo XC90 Recharge at Principle Volvo Cars

There is no better place to tour and test-drive the new Volvo XC90 Recharge than our dealership at Principle Volvo Cars. Our specialists will help you decide what trim level and features work best for you and your family.

Enjoy luxurious and sophisticated interior options, entertainment, and audio controls - all with enhanced safety features and spacious cargo space in the Volvo XC90.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the safety features offered in the Volvo XC90 Recharge vs. the Tesla Model Y?

The 2023 Volvo XC90 offers lane assistance, a blind-spot information system, and collision avoidance technology. The Volvo XC90 will also help you rest assured of safe parking with an available 360-degree parking view camera and cross-traffic alert. The Tesla Model Y will also net you a 360-degree camera view but allows 250 meters of range for visual processing to aid in safety.

What is the range of the Volvo XC90 Recharge vs. the Tesla Model Y?

The Volvo XC90 Recharge and the Tesla Model Y have different ranges since the Volvo XC90 Recharge is a plug-in hybrid, and the Tesla Model Y is a full-electric vehicle. The Volvo XC90 Recharge gets 35 miles of pure electric range1 before switching to gas, while the Tesla Model Y can get up to 330 miles of all-electric range.2

How does the performance of the Volvo XC90 Recharge compare to the Tesla Model Y?

The Volvo XC90 Recharge and Tesla Model Y offer strong performance. The Volvo XC90 Recharge has a consistent 455 horsepower offering while the Tesla Model Y varies, depending on which trim you choose. However, the less spacious Tesla Model Y is faster than the Volvo XC90 Recharge, although one trim level in the Model Y is only 0.2 seconds faster.

Volvo XC90 Recharge vs. Tesla Model Y - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

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1Anticipated range is according to WLTP and EPA driving cycles and real-world range may vary.

2Estimates only. For more information, please visit the official U.S. government source for all fuel economy at