Used Volvo XC40 Recharge Review

Price: £49,950 - £56,700

The XC40 Recharge is a high quality, all-electric SUV that has a good driving range. It's a shame that the first edition versions so uncomfortable on rough roads.

Watch Ginny's video review here.



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  • Prices from: £49,950
  • Battery size: 78kWh
  • Miles per kWh: 3.32
  • Max charge rate: 125 kW
  • Range: 259 miles

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  • Volvo XC40 Recharge static side on with interesting building in background
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge static front three quarters with office building in background
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge charge port and socket with cable
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge interior dashboard facia
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge luggage space
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge interior infotainment screen
Driven and reviewed by・ Published: 30/09/2021・Updated: 14/09/2022

Ginny Says

“I'm a big fan of Volvo, who I think have been through a design revolution. But I just couldn't get on with the all-electric version. I think the lower power models will make a little more sense than the top-spec models, as there's not really any need for it to be this fast and it's uncomfortable on rough roads.”

Nicki Says

“This seems to be a 'right-sized' SUV for me. There's plenty of space, technology and performance but it isn't as unnecessarily large as some of the bigger, more expensive electric SUVs. If you don't want to go full electric it also comes in plug-in and hybrid versions.”

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It will be a long time before any used Volvo XC40 Recharges reach the used market, but don’t rule out PHEV versions.

  • Prices from:£50,000

Used Models

The XC40 Recharge already has a waiting list before any customers have had a chance to drive it, so don’t expect there to be many used versions leaking onto the market. There might be a few ex-demonstrators or cancelled orders but expect dealers to be asking top money for them, or even adding a chunk of profit. 

If your search for an XC40 Recharge proves fruitless, consider a used example of the plug-in versions of the Volvo XC models which should be available in decent numbers. Alternatively, a used Jaguar I-Pace or Audi e-tron could be in budget.

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