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2014 Lexus IS 250C vs. 2013 Volvo C70 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo C70 than the Lexus IS 250C, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 250C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo C70.

Convenience
The Lexus IS 250C will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo C70, 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 IS 250C or the Volvo C70, 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 250C and the Volvo C70 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 250C is a little narrower than the Volvo C70, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus IS 250C takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo C70.

Drivetrain
The Lexus IS 250C has much less torque than the Volvo C70, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus IS 250C has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volvo C70, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus IS 250C has less horsepower than the Volvo C70, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS 250C and the Volvo C70. The Lexus IS 250C has less cargo capacity than the Volvo C70, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 250C comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo C70.


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2014 Lexus
IS 250C

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MSRP*: $42,860
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2013 Volvo
C70

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MSRP*: $41,200 - $45,000
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $4,500
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 19
Highway MPG: 30 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $39,861 $38,728 - $42,300

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