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.
The Volvo S60 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Lexus IS 250, making it more convenient to drive.
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 IS 250 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo S60. 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.
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.
The Lexus IS 250 has much less torque than the Volvo S60, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
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.
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.
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.
The Lexus IS 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.
Compare the 2014 Lexus IS 250 and the 2015 Volvo S60.
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|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 2.04%||--|
|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|
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|Invoice*:||$33,573 - $35,930||$31,302 - $42,958|
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