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2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Consumer Reviews

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Solid 4 Star Car

Mark_Denver, 09/04/2023
2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Plus 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)
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Really like the C40 Recharge a lot. But for its premium price there are a few not so premium things to call out. The Ride; very firm and choppy. Of course the obsession with larger and larger wheels doesn't help here. Glass roof doesn't open and lack of a shade. No Headsup display No Ventilated seats Seats aren't up to Volvo Standards Some cheap plastic The GOOD! This car MOVES and handles quite well for what it is Fit and Finish are excellent Sufficient range for MY use. Yes many will say I need XXX before I'll even consider an electric car when in fact they only drive 20-50 miles a day. But what about if I want to drive across country....when is the last time most have done this? Quickish charging speed Love the styling. For the MSRP Volvo needs to up the game. I got the Federal Tax Credit, a $5000 State REBATE, $2500 Costco Rebate, $1000 Volvo Loyalty, and a $500 A-Plan rebate. So for $15+k off the MSRP it was reasonably priced.

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5 out of 5 stars

A truly innovative EV!

Sophiesmen, 07/13/2023
2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Ultimate 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)
2 of 3 people found this review helpful

After going back to Volvo with a 10-year hiatus, it is a pleasure to come back to the company after being with Mercedes EVS. Volvo truly knew what they were doing, had a better price, and many more options. It is far Superior to the Mercedes eqs 450 considerably more expensive. If you are interested in an EV , the c40 recharge or the xc40 recharge are excellent choices. I am glad I bailed on the Mercedes and I'm back with Volvo. Drive safely!

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5 out of 5 stars

First fully electric EV, I'm blown away

Thomas, 11/03/2023
2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Ultimate 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I have had my C40 recharge Ultimate for a month now and I'm blown away. I have had plug in hybrids before, a Chevy Volt and a Ford Fusion, the first was good the other meh. This is a different car altogether. I knew I wanted a fully electric EV this time and also knew I wanted a SUV or crossover with four wheel drive so I test drove the Tesla Y, the Huyndai Ioniq 5, the Kia EV6 and finally the Volvo. While I liked the driving experience in the Tesla, the interior just felt cheap and I couldn't get used to having to look to my left to see speed etc. The Huyndai and Kia were nice and I thought I would go that way until I tried the Volvo. Loved the look of the C40 Recharge from the get go and once I drove it I was sold. This is a fast car. When I looked at video reviews, I was struck by the way the seasoned reviewers started grinning when they accelerated, clearly didn't expect that kind of pickup from a Volvo, it's awesome. Also really liked the build quality, much better than Tesla, Kia and Hyundai, this feels like a luxury car to me. The google voice control works really well and the sound system is great. After a month, I am totally loving this car. My only slight negative is the lower range than Tesla, Kia or Hyundai. I would have liked a little better range but it is plenty for my daily commute of 40 miles and a lot more. Have not tried high speed charging yet but I have (free) charging at my work and that works very well. Oh, and I got a very nice deal on the car, that also helped.

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5 out of 5 stars

Perfect Car for an Android user

George , 02/20/2024
2023 Volvo C40 Recharge Ultimate 4dr Hatchback AWD (electric DD)
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Yes, it has Apple Car Play too, but with the console based on "Android Automotive" there is no need to use your android phone's data. The "4 bar" simplicity and navigation of the entertainment screen means no distractions while driving. This and the vehicle's styling makes up for the disturbingly bad visibility out the back window. (I knew about that going in. If that is a problem, then pick the nearly same XC40). The size and driving dynamics are the best! It is a tall car so easy to get into, but relatively short. Still, plenty of room in the back (5 feet) for snowboards or dogs. The range is moderate but plenty for a three hour drive. The efficiency is also moderate (about 35kW/100mi). I've had this (2022 model) for 2 years and still would lean towards the same car when my 4 year warranty expires. There have been no issues and no maintenance visits other than adding a smidge of coolant after a dashboard warning. It's a very high quality EV.

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