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2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Review

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2021 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $45,220 to $52,500
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2021 Volvo
XC60

MSRP*: $41,700 to $55,000
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Invoice* $42,279 to $49,089 $39,198 to $51,700
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 32.6 ft3 63.6 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 295 hp 258 - 330 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 192.5 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 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
The Lexus RX 350 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volvo XC60. The Lexus RX 350 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC60.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus RX 350 as you will with the Volvo XC60, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a 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). Whether you pick the Lexus RX 350 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. In this case, the Lexus RX 350 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volvo XC60.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350 is about the same width as the Volvo XC60. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus RX 350, which is slightly longer than the Volvo XC60.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volvo XC60, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Lexus RX 350 will do just as well as the Volvo XC60, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Lexus RX 350 has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC60.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Lexus RX 350 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC60.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus RX 350 and the Volvo XC60. The Lexus RX 350 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC60.

Warranty
The Lexus RX 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC60.