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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen vs. 2015 Volvo XC70 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volvo XC70 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen and the Volvo XC70 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volvo XC70.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volvo XC70.

Drivetrain
The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen has much less torque than the Volvo XC70, 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 XC70, 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 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen and the Volvo XC70. The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen has less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC70, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC70.


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2014 Volkswagen
Jetta SportWagen

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

2015 Volvo
XC70

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MSRP*: $35,400 - $45,650
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 30 17 - 24
Highway MPG: 30 - 42 24 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-5 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
IIHS Safety Information

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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Invoice*: $20,155 - $25,503 $33,276 - $42,911

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