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2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Review

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2021 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $38,735 to $50,640
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2021 Volvo
XC60

MSRP*: $41,700 to $55,000
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Invoice* $35,513 to $46,428 $39,198 to $51,700
MPG - City 35 - 36 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 35 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 84.3 ft3 63.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 186 hp 258 - 330 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 194.9 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 76.0 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Volvo XC60. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volvo XC60.

Dimensions
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC60.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC60, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid will do just as well as the Volvo XC60, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a lot less horsepower than the Volvo XC60.

Powertrain
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has much lower torque than the Volvo XC60, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Toyota Highlander Hybrid more than the Volvo XC60, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC60.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC60.