2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Volvo S60: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Volvo S60 Review

New 2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Kia
Cadenza

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New 2020 Volvo S60

2020 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*
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$33,100 to $44,100
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$36,050 to $47,400
Invoice* $31,502 to $41,216 $33,887 to $44,556
MPG - City 20 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 27 32 - 34
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Cadenza than the Volvo S60. The Kia Cadenza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo S60.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Cadenza as you will with the Volvo S60, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Cadenza will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo S60. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Cadenza and the Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Cadenza is a little wider than the Volvo S60, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Cadenza, which is slightly longer than the Volvo S60.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Cadenza doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo S60.

Handling
The Kia Cadenza has about the same turning radius as the Volvo S60, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Cadenza has less horsepower than the Volvo S60, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Cadenza and the Volvo S60. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Cadenza will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo S60.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Cadenza than that of the Volvo S60.