Compare The Tesla Model Y & Volvo C40 Recharge

If you've made the decision to follow in Bob Dylan's footsteps and go electric, you're probably finding a wide selection of new electric cars and SUVs for sale. If you're hearing about all-electric range and DC fast-charging and trying to figure out the best EV for your needs, our Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo C40 Recharge comparison and review are for you.

We're going to look at the starting price, power, performance, seating options, warranty, and fuel economy of both these new electric SUVs for sale, as well as a few other popular points of comparison between the Volvo C40 vs. Model Y.

After you read our Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo C40 Recharge review, you'll want to reserve your Volvo C40 and get into a new all-electric vehicle. The Volvo C40 Recharge offers a 200+ mile range,1 is 100% leather-free, comes with built-in Google, and can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.5 seconds.

Our sales associates can give you updated information on the Volvo C40 Recharge release date and add your name to the notification list, so you can be one of the first to test-drive the new C40 Recharge in your area. If you would like to reserve and build your pure-electric Volvo vehicle, get in touch today.

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge
Price Starting at $53,9002
Horsepower: 420 hp
0-60 4.7 seconds
Torque 487 lb-ft
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs
# Of Seats 5
Warranty & Maintenance
  • 4 yrs/50,000 mi basic,
  • 4 yrs/50,000 mi powertrain,
  • Battery components covered for 8 yrs/100,000 mi,
  • Complimentary scheduled maintenance 3 yrs/36,000 mi
MPG N/A
Cargo Capacity 14.6 cu. ft.
Infotainment Andorid-based touchscreen system
2021 Tesla Model Y
Price $39,9903
Horsepower: 348 hp
0-60 4.8 seconds
Torque 376 lb-ft
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs
# Of Seats 7
Warranty & Maintenance
  • 4 yrs/50,000 mi basic
  • 8 yrs/120,000 mi powertrain,
  • Battery and drive unit 8 yrs/120,000 mi with minimum 70% retention of battery capacity over warranty period
MPG est. 140/119/129
Cargo Capacity 68 cu. ft. (rear seats folded)
Infotainment 15" touchscreen, 2 USB-C and 2 USB-A ports"

Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo C40 Electric Car Performance

Let's talk about acceleration. The new 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge all-electric SUV will transport you and your passengers from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.7 seconds, thanks to her 487 pound-foot of pure electric torque. The 2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range Model is right behind the C40 Recharge with its 4.8 second 0-60 time.

While the 0-60 times are comparable, the Tesla Model Y only offers 376 pound-foot of torque, which is significantly less than the Volvo C40 Recharge offers. This is especially true when you consider that the Model Y weighs 3,500 pounds, while the C40 Recharge only weighs 2,000 pounds.

The 2021 Tesla Model Y can seat up to seven passengers. The Volvo C40 Recharge is a five-seater SUV that offers a sedan-like drive and is maneuverable in traffic and easy to park. If you're looking for an SUV to give you greater versatility and cargo options, but don't need the size of a seven-seater SUV, the new Volvo C40 Recharge is an excellent option.

Tesla Model Y Compared to Volvo C40 Recharge: Infotainment

One of deciding factors between the Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo C40 electric SUV comparison is standard features. The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge comes with an Android-based touchscreen system for seamless integration of your compatible Android™. Answer phone calls and respond to text messages while enjoying turn-by-turn navigation directions or listening to your favorite new audiobook.

The 2021 Tesla Model Y offers a 15-inch touchscreen and two USB-C and two USB-A ports to connect and charge your devices.

You might also be interested in an Acura RDX vs. Volvo XC60 comparison, but if you're considering all-electric crossover SUVs, you probably have your eyes on the Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo C40 Recharge.

Electric-SUV Warranty Options

A new electric SUV is a significant investment. You want to know your investment is protected. Let's look at the Tesla Model Y compared to Volvo C40 electric SUVs when it comes to warranty and maintenance coverage.

The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge comes with the following warranty benefits:

  • Four years/50,000 miles basic warranty
  • Four years/50,000 miles powertrain warranty
  • Battery components covered for eight years/100,000 miles
  • Complimentary scheduled maintenance three years/36,000 miles

The 2021 Tesla Model Y gives you the following warranty protections:

  • Four years/50,000 miles basic warranty
  • Eight years/120,000 miles powertrain warranty
  • Battery and drive unit eight years/120,000 miles

Now that you see how the Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo C40 Recharge compare, you might be interested in some of the other pure electric SUVs for sale in the Volvo Cars lineup. If so, be sure to take a look at the Volvo XC60 Hybrid range and mpg.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is faster? The Tesla Model Y or Volvo C40 electric?

The 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge with her 420 horsepower is faster to 60 mph than the 2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range Model. The C40 Recharge can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, while the Tesla Model Y Long Range Model takes 4.8 seconds. The Tesla Model Y can reach 155 mph, and the Volvo C40 Recharge can reach 180 km/h.

Which has more towing capacity? The Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo C40 Recharge?

When it comes to Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo C40 Recharge towing capacity, Tesla has a greater towing capacity. The new Tesla Model Y can tow up to 3,500-pounds. The Volvo C40 Recharge can tow up to 2,000 pounds. The new Volvo C40 Recharge can also hold up to 14.5 cubic feet of cargo room.

Which has the better warranty? The Tesla Model Y or the Volvo C40?

If you're comparing Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo C40 Recharge warranty benefits, the Tesla Model Y Long Range comes with an eight-year/120,000-mile warranty on the Battery and Drive Unit. The Volvo C40 Recharge covers battery components for eight years/100,000 miles and includes complimentary scheduled maintenance for three years/36,000 miles.

Tesla Model Y vs. Volvo C40 Recharge Review

Now that you've seen how these two new electric SUVs for sale compare, our team will be here to take your Volvo C40 Recharge reservation. If you have any questions about trim configurations or exterior paint colors on the new Volvo C40, feel free to contact our dealership.


1This vehicle has not yet been EPA rated. EPA-based range estimates for this vehicle are pending. Range estimates are based on preliminary estimates derived from the European Union's Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Real-world driving range will vary. Range information will be updated after EPA estimates for this vehicle are available.

2 Prices 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.

3The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your Tesla dealer for details.

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