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2021 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2020 Volvo S90 Review

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2021 Lexus
ES 300h

MSRP*: $41,910 to $50,910
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2020 Volvo
S90

MSRP*: $50,550 to $53,650
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Invoice* $39,256 to $47,537 $47,517 to $50,431
MPG - City 43 MPG 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 44 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.7 ft3 15.4 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 176 hp 330 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,650 lbs
Exterior Length 195.9 in 200.1 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 74.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 37.8 in
Rear 37.8 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo S90 than the Lexus ES 300h, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus ES 300h and the Volvo S90 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Lexus ES 300h will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo S90, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus ES 300h will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo S90. 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 300h and the Volvo S90 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 300h is a little narrower than the Volvo S90, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Lexus ES 300h is slightly shorter than the Volvo S90, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Lexus ES 300h has about the same turning radius as the Volvo S90, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h is significantly less powerful than the Volvo S90. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Lexus ES 300h has much less torque than the Volvo S90, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 300h and the Volvo S90. The Lexus ES 300h has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volvo S90.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 300h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S90.