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2021 Lexus NX 300h vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Review

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2021 Lexus
NX 300h

MSRP*: $40,160 to $46,910
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2021 Volvo
XC60

MSRP*: $41,700 to $55,000
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Invoice* $37,751 to $44,096 $39,198 to $51,700
MPG - City 33 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 53.6 ft3 63.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 154 hp 258 - 330 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.7 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 73.6 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 - 38.1 in
Front 38.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo XC60 than in the Lexus NX 300h, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Lexus NX 300h and the Volvo XC60.

Convenience
With the Volvo XC60, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus NX 300h, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Lexus NX 300h will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC60. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Lexus NX 300h will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volvo XC60.

Dimensions
The Lexus NX 300h is a little narrower than the Volvo XC60, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus NX 300h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC60.

Handling
The Lexus NX 300h has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC60, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC60 is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300h for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus NX 300h has a lot less horsepower than the Volvo XC60.

Powertrain
The Lexus NX 300h has much lower torque than the Volvo XC60, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus NX 300h and the Volvo XC60. The Lexus NX 300h has less cargo space than the Volvo XC60, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Lexus NX 300h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC60.