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2021 BMW 530 vs. 2021 Volvo S60 Review

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2021 BMW
530

MSRP*: $54,200 to $56,500
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2021 Volvo
S60

MSRP*: $38,950 to $48,000
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Invoice* $50,905 to $53,045 $36,613 to $45,120
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG 32 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.0 ft3 11.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 250 - 330 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 195.8 in 187.4 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 72.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 BMW 530 than the Volvo S60. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 530 and the Volvo S60 in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 530 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo S60, 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 BMW 530 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 BMW 530 and the Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 530 is about the same width as the Volvo S60. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 530, which is slightly longer than the Volvo S60.

Handling
The BMW 530 has a larger turning radius than the Volvo S60, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 530 is significantly less powerful than the Volvo S60. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 530 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo S60.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 530 and the Volvo S60. The BMW 530 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volvo S60.

Warranty
The BMW 530 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.