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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen vs. 2015 Volvo V60 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen than the Volvo V60. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, drivers may find the Volvo V60 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Volvo V60 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen is clearly a better financial choice over the Volvo V60. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volvo V60.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen is much slimmer than the Volvo V60, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo V60.

Drivetrain
The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen has much less torque than the Volvo V60, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo V60, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen is significantly less powerful than the Volvo V60. 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen and the Volvo V60. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo V60.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo V60.


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2014 Volkswagen
Jetta SportWagen

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MSRP*: $20,995 - $26,565

2015 Volvo
V60

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MSRP*: $35,300 - $47,300
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 30 19 - 25
Highway MPG: 30 - 42 28 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-5 Inline-4, Inline-5, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information

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Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Invoice*: $20,155 - $25,503 $33,182 - $44,462

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