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2014 Scion xB vs. 2015 Volvo XC70 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Scion xB than the Volvo XC70. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC70, the Scion xB may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Volvo XC70 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Scion xB, 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). Based on MSRP, the Scion xB is clearly a better financial choice over the Volvo XC70. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Scion xB carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volvo XC70.

Dimensions
Since the Scion xB is much slimmer than the Volvo XC70, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Scion xB, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volvo XC70.

Drivetrain
The Scion xB has much less torque than the Volvo XC70, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Scion xB has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC70, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Scion xB is significantly less powerful than the Volvo XC70. 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 Scion xB and the Volvo XC70.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Scion xB is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC70.


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2014 Scion
xB

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MSRP*: $16,970 - $20,420

2015 Volvo
XC70

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MSRP*: $35,400 - $45,650
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.73% --
City MPG: 22 17 - 24
Highway MPG: 28 24 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $16,122 - $19,399 $33,276 - $42,911

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