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2021 Dodge Durango vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Review

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2021 Dodge
Durango

MSRP*: $32,570 to $80,995
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2021 Volvo
XC60

MSRP*: $41,700 to $55,000
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Invoice* $32,203 to $78,416 $39,198 to $51,700
MPG - City 12 - 19 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 26 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 85.1 ft3 63.6 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 293 - 710 hp 258 - 330 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 - 8,700 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 200.1 - 200.8 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 75.7 - 76.4 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 39.9 in
Rear 39.8 in
Front 38.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Dodge Durango than in the Volvo XC60. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Dodge Durango and the Volvo XC60.

Convenience
The Dodge Durango requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo XC60, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Dodge Durango or the Volvo XC60, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Dodge Durango is much higher than that for the Volvo XC60.

Dimensions
The Dodge Durango is a little wider than the Volvo XC60, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Dodge Durango, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC60.

Handling
The Dodge Durango has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC60, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Dodge Durango is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC60 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Durango greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC60.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Dodge Durango and the Volvo XC60 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Dodge Durango offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC60, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Dodge Durango, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC60.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Durango is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC60.