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2015 Volvo S60 vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Volvo S60, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Volvo S60 and the Toyota Avalon in the front seats.

Convenience
The Volvo S60 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Avalon, 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). The Volvo S60 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Avalon. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Volvo S60 is much higher than that for the Toyota Avalon.

Dimensions
The Volvo S60 is a little wider than the Toyota Avalon, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Volvo S60, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Avalon.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Volvo S60 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Avalon.

Handling
The Volvo S60 has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Avalon, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volvo S60 is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Avalon.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volvo S60 and the Toyota Avalon. The Volvo S60 has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Volvo S60 than that of the Toyota Avalon.

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2015 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*: $33,300 - $45,700

2014 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*: $31,590 - $39,900
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 19 - 25 21
Highway MPG: 28 - 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-5, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $31,302 - $42,958 $28,431 - $35,910

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