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2020 Acura RLX vs. 2021 Volvo S60 Review

New 2020 Acura RLX

2020 Acura
RLX

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New 2021 Volvo S60

2021 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*
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$54,900
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$38,950 to $48,000
Invoice* $50,947 $36,613 to $45,120
MPG - City 20 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 29 32 - 34
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Volvo S60. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura RLX and the Volvo S60 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RLX as you will with the Volvo S60, 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). The Acura RLX will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volvo S60, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RLX and the Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RLX is much wider than the Volvo S60, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura RLX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo S60.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Acura RLX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo S60.

Handling
The Acura RLX has a larger turning radius than the Volvo S60, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Acura RLX has less horsepower than the Volvo S60, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the Volvo S60. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Acura RLX will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo S60.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.