2022 Lexus RX 450h vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric | NewCars.com

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2022 Lexus RX 450h vs. 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric Review

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2022 Lexus
RX 450h

MSRP*: $48,720 to $54,520
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2022 Volvo
XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

MSRP*: $51,700 to $58,150
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MPG - City 31 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 32.6 ft3 46.9 ft3
Engine
  • 308-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 402-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission Continuously Variable 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 308 hp 402 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 192.5 in 174.2 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 75.2 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 38.2 in
Front 37.6 - 40.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus RX 450h than in the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. The Lexus RX 450h will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus RX 450h will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 450h is about the same width as the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. If you go with the Lexus RX 450h, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Handling
The Lexus RX 450h has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Lexus RX 450h is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus RX 450h has a lot less horsepower than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.

Powertrain
The Lexus RX 450h has much lower torque than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus RX 450h and the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. The Lexus RX 450h has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.