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2021 Lexus ES 250 vs. 2021 Volvo S60 Review

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2021 Lexus
ES 250

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2021 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*
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$40,000 to $49,000
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$38,950 to $48,000
Invoice* $37,468 to $45,749 $36,613 to $45,120
MPG - City 25 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 34 32 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 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 Lexus ES 250 than the Volvo S60. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus ES 250 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 Lexus ES 250 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 Lexus ES 250 is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo S60. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus ES 250 and the Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 250 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 Lexus ES 250, which is slightly longer than the Volvo S60.

Drivetrain
The Lexus ES 250 has much less torque than the Volvo S60, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus ES 250 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 Lexus ES 250 is significantly less powerful than the Volvo S60. 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 Lexus ES 250 and the Volvo S60. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus ES 250 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo S60.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.