2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit
Depending on what mode you are in, yeah, the lag can suck, but you can prevent that.I don't know guys. Maybe I am crazy, but I drove one fully charged for 30 minutes and then a V8 immediately after and then back to the 4Xe and thought the 4Xe was a dog compared to the V8...
...I also drove an XC60 PHEV and that is light years ahead of the 4Xe for sure. More power, more range, better mileage, smoother transition off battery only. And it costs less.
As for the Volvo, first XC60 is smaller, XC90 is more like a JGC, they are 3 row, but not as long as a L.
And a PHEV T8 XC90 is $80,000.
Plus the Volvo has a 2.0 turbo 4 up front with 300ish hp, and depending on the year either 87, or 149 hp EV in the rear.
Overall it works very well, but can't compare to the Jeep's drivetrain with both ICE and EV going through the transmission/transfercase and complete 4X4 systems.
Volvo is FWD on gasoline, RWD on EV, and can combine for eAWD. On the road, they are very nice. But I'd take the Jeep every day when the going got rough.
I have a 2019 Volvo S90 (their biggest sedan) with T8 PHEV. 2.0 up front, with turbocharger AND supercharger (for low end torque) with something like 313 hp and the 87hp rear EV motor. It only has a 10.4KWh battery good for about 21 miles under ideal conditions. The car weighs 4700 pounds net, not gross.
I never get under 30MPG, and ONCE got 40MPG over 830 miles without charging. Local driving works out close to 70MPGe (EV as fuel) down to maybe 40MPG when I burn more fuel.
PLUS that 2.0 with EV dragged that 2½tons of car,fuel, and me down the ¼ mile in under 13.3 seconds
The system in the Jeeps is very, very similar all the way around, but better integrated into the 4X4 systems.