Exclusive! New 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric Review

2023 Volvo C40 the all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge 2023 small luxury SUV adds extra style with its sloping roofline. Prices start at $55,300. City dwellers looking for high-class, zero-emission private transportation that doesn’t reek of …

2023 Volvo C40

2023 Volvo C40 the all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge 2023 small luxury SUV adds extra style with its sloping roofline. Prices start at $55,300.

City dwellers looking for high-class, zero-emission private transportation that doesn’t reek of “school run” or “soccer mom” should pay serious attention to the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge. It packs a powerful punch along with a distinct visual impact. And it comes with a vegan-friendly interior.

It’s not just an electric version of another Volvo. These are individual models in the company’s portfolio. Yet it still embodies Volvo’s traditional values, such as safety.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) made it a Top Safety Pick+ and earned a maximum overall score of five stars in crash tests conducted by European agencies.

For regular trips where recharging is easy, the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge’s maximum range of 226 miles is probably perfectly adequate.

Last year’s model was only sold online. This year, shoppers will still be able to visit Volvo’s retail site and choose things like colors, wheels, and options, but pricing and final delivery are handled by dealers.

  • Impressive power
  • Raised driving position
  • Comfortable chair
  • Thanks now Core, Plus & Ultimate

2023 Volvo C40 Review

Following the introduction of the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge, Volvo expanded its electric car lineup with the C40 Recharge, a crossover with coupe-like styling. Powered by a two-motor setup, this EV is one of the fastest Volvos ever built.

2023 Volvo C40

The 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge competes with other electric SUVs including the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Audi Q4 E-Tron.

  • Attractive exterior design
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Luxurious and minimalist interior
  • New Core plus trim levels
  • New interior options
  • Climate packs for Core plus models
  • New wheel options
  • The two-tone black roof stopped

The Volvo C40 Recharge 2023 is both a style statement and a mode of transportation. With dual electric motors, it’s also fast.

In our tests, the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge tied with its EV sibling, the XC40 Recharge. The “C” in its name denotes its coupe-like roofline, which reduces interior volume and rear visibility.

The lack of 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge in terms of practicality compensates for its driving dynamics. Fast acceleration is catered for with a well-calibrated one-pedal driving setup. However, the suspension is at fault on the stiff side and handling is a mess when pushed at speeds similar to the C40’s acceleration.

The interior is also good-looking, with high-tech gear like the Google-based Volvo infotainment system and stylish touches like backlit trim, made to look like the topography of Sweden’s Abisko National Park.

We just wish the interior used more high-quality materials to match its beautiful style.

Apart from reduced cargo space, other drawbacks of the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge include its hefty range and slower charging times. Competitors like the Tesla Model Y Long Range can travel more than an additional 100 miles at a cost beyond Volvo’s EPA-rated 226.

All told, the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge carved a niche for itself because it’s more than just a tool. It’s an entertaining vehicle to drive, and Volvo’s over-the-air update technology ensures that any software bugs are resolved over time. If buyers find other EV offerings a little unattractive, Volvo has the answer.

  • MSRP: From $55,300
  • Towing capacity: 3,970 lbs
  • Dimensions: 175″ L x 75″ W x 63″ H
  • Curb weight: 4,737 to 4,780 lbs
  • Horsepower: 402 hp
  • Cargo volume: 15 ft³, 49 ft³ with seat area

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2023 Volvo C40 Redesign

The redesigned Volvo C40 2023 has over-the-air updates that make the car better and better as time goes on. Our experts believe that this system will provide you with more efficient navigation routes, better climate control, and better battery performance in cold weather.

While we haven’t received an official update to the Volvo C40 2023 lineup, we expect this year’s release to improve on the previous model. Some believe that this year’s model will have an estimated total mileage of 225 miles or more.

Learn more about the ins and outs of our 87 kWh lithium-ion battery and twin electric motors at our dealer.

We expect the new 2023 Volvo C40 electric SUV to be completely skin-free from front to back. The recyclable material will replace the leather option, and the synthetic option will also be easy to clean.

This choice demonstrates Volvo’s overall commitment to creating sustainable vehicles to achieve a more climate-neutral planet in the future.

The redesigned Volvo C40 2023 is expected to feature updated exterior colors, a leather-free cab, heated seats in both rows, and faster charging times. If slow charging has been holding you back from making the jump to sustainable fuel, make sure you check this model out when it debuts.

We expect the 2023 model to be fully charged in the same amount of time it takes to wash clothes.

2023 Volvo C40 Interior

The emphasis on style doesn’t stop the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge electric SUV from having plenty of storage area and very comfortable (heated) front seats, by the way. Or have a reasonable amount of rear passenger space. The rear legroom is the same as its XC40 counterpart: 36.1 inches wide.

2023 Volvo C40

Rear headroom takes a hit of 1.6 inches, at 36.7 inches. And the 14.6 cubic feet of luggage area is just over a cubic foot smaller. The small storage space under the hood at the front is fine for housing the charging cable.

The standard panoramic moonroof keeps things roomy, regardless of fastback styling, although the rear three-quarters of vision is obstructed by the rear pillar and small rear window.

It’s a good thing that blind-spot monitoring is standard across the range. It would be even better if Volvo also provided a shade for the moonroof, even though it has a UV protective coating.

The upholstery at the Core level is made from recycled plastic and made into simulated leather. It still looks and feels quite classy for a luxury SUV. The plus model has simulated suede. And Ultimate offers durable wool fabrics. 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge is not equipped with genuine leather.

The interior of the Volvo C40 2023 will remain durable and comfortable as you go through all of life’s journeys. We believe that this 2023 Volvo C40 feature will return in the 2023 model, plus a few additional upgrades.

  • Sustainable interior materials
  • Digital cockpit
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Harman Kardon® Premium Sound audio system
  • Instant smartphone connection
  • Heated seat
  • Touchscreen infotainment display
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Volvo Car App
  • Automatic climate control throughout the cabin
  • Remote Connection via the Volvo Cars app

Order your next Volvo model today at Wynne Volvo Cars Hampton. We’ll find the right time in your schedule to show you all that the Volvo C40 2023 has to offer. Sign up for the update today in our showroom, and we’ll make sure you’re the first to know when this SUV is available locally.

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2023 Volvo C40 Exterior

The distinguishing feature of the 2023 C40 Recharge is its sloping roof. The relationship with the Volvo XC40 Recharge is like the relationship between the BMW X3 and X4 or the Audi Q4 e-Tron and Q4 e-Tron Sportback.

So Volvo gave us a choice between the squarer XC40 or the slimmer 2023 Volvo C40.

There’s no grille, just a body-colored panel. Black is the standard color. The other finish — red, blue, gray, silver, and white — is a $695 premium paint.

2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric

Refill 2023 Volvo C40. Discover our first pure electric crossover with a leather-free interior and Google built-in. Start your order online today.*

2023 Volvo C40

* Your order will be settled with your retailer according to their terms and conditions. Offers are available to eligible customers who meet Volvo Car Financial Services (VCFS) credit standards at authorized Volvo Retailers.

Not everyone will qualify. Advertised rental payments do not include taxes, title, registration, license, insurance, maintenance, and other dealer fees. Cars are featured with optional equipment. All offers are subject to vehicle availability.

Must take delivery of new vehicles between November 1, 2022, and November 30, 2022. Applicable vehicles are subject to Volvo Reseller availability and may need to be ordered. Offers are available at participating retailers. See your Volvo Retailer for details.

No compromise

The 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge doesn’t force you to choose between power and responsible driving. Just sit back, ride and enjoy the convenience of one-pedal drive and smooth acceleration – no exhaust emissions.

Responsible fun

Take every trip more than just moving from A to B. At 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge, your commitment to a more sustainable future has never felt better.

A sensor recognizes when someone is in the driver’s seat and another detects the presence of a key. So it’s just a matter of picking D (or R), checking the surroundings, and starting the journey.

If the Volvo C40 Recharge 2023 electric SUV succeeds, many trips won’t take long. It can sprint from rest to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, as a sizable 402 hp and 486 lb-ft of torque are applied to the ground via the standard all-wheel-drive system. And the drivetrain handles grades like flat roads.

No combustion engine means no induction of grunts or exhaust noises. Passengers in the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge SUV may only hear the occasional whisper of the wind and street rumbling.

Most of the time, the ride quality is smooth. But anything bigger than the standard 19-inch alloy wheels means that the lower profile tires can’t absorb all the imperfections of the very rough road.

In addition to the incredible instant torque, most electric vehicles have that extra party trick of single-pedal driving. When the brake energy regeneration function is at its strongest setting, deceleration and acceleration are performed only with the accelerator pedal.

Even a complete stop doesn’t have to mean touching the brake pedal unless there is an urgent need. For drivers new to electric vehicles, this may seem daunting. But it’s surprising how easy it is and how quickly it becomes part of a driving habit.

The maximum range of 226 miles on a single charge is one of the few downsides, but it’s very important because the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge is an all-electric SUV.

There are plenty of competitors that could do better, though Volvo has stated that a future over-the-air update could fix the problem.

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Favorite Features

1. Google/Android infotainment system
Controlled by a 9-inch high-definition touchscreen or via natural voice commands (just say “Hey, Google” to get started), the system is capable of over-the-air updates and allows users to download apps via the Google Play store. Don’t worry, Apple CarPlay is standard too.

2. Digital driver information display
Standard in every new 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge, this 12.3-inch display is user-friendly while still adding to the rich feel of the cabin technology.

3. Navigation system
Another standard feature, this system uses Google Maps. But it is also programmed with the needs of electric vehicles in mind. It shows the location of the charger on the route and predicts the battery level at the end of the trip.

4. Liftgate hands-free operation
power is standard across the 2023 C40 Recharge small SUV lineup. And it can be opened with a wave of the foot.

5. Pilot Assist
Paired with adaptive cruise control, it adds steering correction to keep the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge on track. However, the driver’s hand must remain on the steering wheel. It’s exclusive to the top C40 Recharge Ultimate trim.

6. Harman Kardon Audio
Another feature found only in the Ultimate trim, it’s an excellent 13-speaker/600-watt surround sound system.

2023 Volvo C40 Tech

Volvo equips each 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge with a 9.0-inch vertically oriented infotainment screen running a Google-based operating system. That unit is paired with a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster.

Features include Google Maps navigation, Google Assistant voice recognition, Google Play app store, and over-the-air updates. Apple CarPlay is standard, but Android Auto is not yet available as of this writing.

A standard eight-speaker audio system is equipped on the base model and mid-tier Plus model. The Ultimate Trim accepts a premium 13-speaker Harman Kardon setup.

2023 Volvo C40 Engine & Transmission

One electric motor per axle complements the 2023 C40 Recharge with all-wheel drive as standard. Total output is 402 horsepower and 486 lb-ft of torque.

2023 Volvo C40

The motor is powered by a lithium-ion battery. The DC fast charger can charge this battery to 80 percent capacity in 40 minutes. It manages to cover a distance of about 50 to 60 miles every 10 minutes. Bringing it to 100 percent on a 240-volt home charger takes about eight hours.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculates the number of miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

  • Double permanent magnet synchronous electric motor
  • 402 horsepower
  • Torque 486 lb-ft
  • EPA city/highway fuel economy: 94/80 MPGe
  • EPA range: 226 miles

Performance, Range, and Charging

Volvo offers the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge with just one powertrain. The dual motor setup powers each model, regardless of the trim chosen. The combined output is 402 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque, which is good for a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds.

The EPA rates the 2022 C40 Recharge’s range at 226 miles, and we don’t expect that figure to change for 2023.

The 75 kWh battery is under the floor and can be charged to a maximum of 150 kW. That’s not bad, but by comparison, the 2022 Genesis GV60 electric SUV can charge much faster, at a peak rate of 235 kW.

Safety Ratings and Features

Safety has always been Volvo’s hallmark, and the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge is no exception. The 2022 model received the Top Safety Pick+ 2022 award from IIHS, the agency’s highest honor.

Several active driver safety technologies are also included, including blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic warning, lane guard assistance, forward collision avoidance, rear parking sensors, and road sign monitoring.

Also available is a 360-degree camera view system, full parking sensor coverage, fog lamps, adaptive cruise control, headlight cleaner, and Volvo’s Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system.

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2023 Volvo C40 Price

The C40 2023 Rechargeable SUV, in Core trim, starts at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $55,300, plus destination fees. Next up is the Plus trim for $56,850, followed by the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Ultimate for $60.1K.

There is some financial cushion available in the form of a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Some states also offer incentives, such as the $2,000 from the California Clean Vehicle Rebate program.

Free 250 kilowatt-hour (kWh) DC fast charging for three years, using the Electrify America network, is also part of the overall package.

The all-electric, fastback and luxurious small SUV niche is not only filled by the 2023 Volvo C40 Recharge. The Audi Q4 e-Tron Sportback costs around $53K and has a range of 241 miles. The comparable all-wheel-drive Polestar 2 starts at around $53K, with a range of 260 miles.

The Genesis GV60 is relatively expensive, priced at $59K, but it comes with a lot of standard equipment when it comes to running 248 miles on a single charge. Even more expensive at $71K is the Jaguar I-Pace, which has a range of 234 miles.

The Tesla Model Y is roughly $66K, with a range of 318 miles, but it’s the only one listed here that doesn’t qualify for federal tax credits and California rebates.

Before buying a new Volvo C40 2023 Refill, check KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for them. The resale value is still being calculated, but electric vehicles tend to retain their value fairly well.

2023 Volvo C40 Release Date

More miles will come every time you charge it when the Volvo C40 2023 release date finally pays off.

Our vehicle experts are thrilled with the stylish refresh in this sporty coupe SUV. Over-the-air updates will only make it better as you go on countless adventures near and far. Charge this EV while you’re inside the grocery store or mall; You’ll have plenty of range when you reappear.

Check out the performance of the new 2023 Volvo C40 electric on sale at our location today. Test this bold design right away and experience a complete model that delivers a first-class driving experience.

Take command of this all-wheel-drive electric SUV and chase the good times away from the driveway.

We don’t have an official Volvo C40 2023 release date at this time. However, vehicle experts believe that a summer release is on its way for this all-electric SUV coupe.

You’ll be able to choose from a selection of new exterior colors, enjoy sustainable materials throughout the cabin, and charge faster. Stay tuned for our new car inventory for the Volvo C40 2023 as the summer months progress.

People also ask Volvo C40 2023

Q: Is the Volvo C40 available now?

A: You can start ordering online for the pure electric XC40 Recharge and C40 Refill. If you are interested in a different model or a different powertrain, your local retailer will of course be happy to help make an attractive offer on this.

Q: How much will the Volvo C40 be?

A: The all-electric Volvo C40 Recharge 2023 luxury small SUV adds extra style with its sloping roofline. Prices start at $55,300.

Q: How long does it take to get a Volvo C40?

A: In most situations, a bespoke vehicle can take about 4-5 months to arrive.

Q: Where is the Volvo C40 built?

A: Volvo Cars today started production of the C40 Recharge, its newest electric model, at its plant in Ghent, Belgium