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2014 Subaru Outback vs. 2014 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 Subaru Outback than the Volvo XC70. The Subaru Outback will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC70.

Convenience
With the Subaru Outback you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volvo XC70, due to its larger tank size and better 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). Based on MSRP, the Subaru Outback 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 Subaru Outback carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volvo XC70.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Outback is much slimmer than the Volvo XC70, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Outback takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC70.

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

Handling
The Subaru Outback 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 Subaru Outback 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 Subaru Outback and the Volvo XC70. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Subaru Outback as you will in the Volvo XC70.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Outback is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC70.

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2014 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*: $23,495 - $32,095
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2014 Volvo
XC70

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MSRP*: $34,500 - $45,650
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 24 17 - 18
Highway MPG: 25 - 30 24 - 26
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $22,123 - $30,034 $32,430 - $42,911

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