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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid vs. 2015 Volvo XC70 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volvo XC70 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC70.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid as you will with the Volvo XC70, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 XV Crosstrek Hybrid 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 XV Crosstrek Hybrid carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volvo XC70.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid 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 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volvo XC70.

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

Handling
The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid 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 XV Crosstrek Hybrid 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 XV Crosstrek Hybrid and the Volvo XC70. The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Volvo XC70, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Subaru
XV Crosstrek Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $29,295

2015 Volvo
XC70

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MSRP*: $35,400 - $45,650
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 29 17 - 24
Highway MPG: 33 24 - 31
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, 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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $24,735 - $27,804 $33,276 - $42,911

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