newcars.com®

2015 Lexus IS 250 vs. 2015 Volvo S60 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo S60 than the Lexus IS 250, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 250 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo S60.

Convenience
With the Volvo S60 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Lexus IS 250, 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). Whether you pick the Lexus IS 250 or the Volvo S60, 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. The Lexus IS 250 and the Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS 250 is much slimmer than the Volvo S60, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus IS 250 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo S60.

Drivetrain
The Lexus IS 250 has much less torque than the Volvo S60, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus IS 250 has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo S60, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 250 is significantly less powerful than the Volvo S60. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS 250 and the Volvo S60. The Lexus IS 250 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volvo S60.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.

Watch Video

Compare the 2015 Lexus IS 250 and the 2015 Volvo S60.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2015 Lexus
IS 250

More Details & Photos New 2015 Lexus IS 250
MSRP*: $36,550 - $43,690

2015 Volvo
S60

More Details & Photos New 2015 Volvo S60
MSRP*: $33,300 - $45,700
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.52% --
City MPG: 20 - 21 19 - 25
Highway MPG: 27 - 30 28 - 37
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-5, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

**** *****
Side Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** *****
Invoice*: $33,994 - $40,707 $31,302 - $42,958

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2015 Lexus IS 250

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Monthly Trend for:
2015 Volvo S60

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.