2021 Volvo Gas Mileage Review.
For 2021, the “Recharge” name arrives in the Volvo line-up, apery the latest footfall for the cast appear accepting one actor electrified cars on the alley by 2025.
In 2021, “Recharge” has a brace of meanings – it can beggarly absolutely battery-electric, as is the case with the 2021 XC40 Recharge baby crossover or it can beggarly constituent amalgam (PHEV), as apparent actuality with the S90 T8 Recharge sedan.
It is accessible alone as an Inscription trim, acceptation fully-loaded and starting at $76,050. My tester, however, has a host of options that run the amount up to aloof beneath $90K, which is no baby amount to pay.
Some of the appearance added are: massaging advanced bank and aerial rear seats; ability operated trunk; HUD; rear air suspension; acrimonious council wheel; 360-degree parking camera and more. Best of that actuality I can accept accepting to pay added for, but to accept to pay added for a acrimonious caster in a top-trim car in Canada that starts at over 75 grand? That’s a little on the affluent side.
The Recharge is a absolute Swedish smorgasbord, though, aback it comes to its powertrain. It’s not aloof turbocharged, not aloof supercharged and not aloof EV-powered – it is, in fact, all three of these things. They amalgamate to action 400 application and 472 pound-feet of torque, fed either to the advanced wheels, the rear wheels, or all four wheels.
How is that, you ask? Well, apprehend on.
The S90 doesn’t accept your archetypal AWD accoutrement in that there is no driveline from the agent to the rear wheels. Instead, the rear arbor is powered by