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2020 Lexus IS 300 vs. 2020 Volvo S60 Review

New 2020 Lexus IS 300

2020 Lexus
IS 300

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New 2020 Volvo S60

2020 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*
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$38,560 to $41,010
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$36,050 to $47,400
Invoice* $35,861 to $38,139 $33,887 to $44,556
MPG - City 18 - 21 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 32 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4, 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo S60 than the Lexus IS 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo S60.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 300 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus IS 300 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 IS 300 and the Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS 300 is much slimmer than the Volvo S60, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus IS 300 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo S60.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus IS 300 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo S60.

Handling
The Lexus IS 300 has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo S60, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 300 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 IS 300 and the Volvo S60. The Lexus IS 300 has less cargo capacity than the Volvo S60, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Lexus IS 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.