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2021 Lexus RX 350L vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Review

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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

MSRP*: $48,050 to $55,450
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2021 Volvo
XC60

MSRP*: $41,700 to $55,000
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Invoice* $44,928 to $51,847 $39,198 to $51,700
MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.5 ft3 63.6 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 290 hp 258 - 330 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 196.9 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 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 RX 350L, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 350L 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
The Volvo XC60 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RX 350L, 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 Lexus RX 350L 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 350L will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volvo XC60.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350L is about the same width as the Volvo XC60. If you go with the Lexus RX 350L, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC60.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350L 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 350L will do just as well as the Volvo XC60, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Lexus RX 350L has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC60.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Lexus RX 350L and the Volvo XC60 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Lexus RX 350L offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC60, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Lexus RX 350L 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 RX 350L comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC60.