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2021 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2021 Volvo S60 Review

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2021 Lexus
IS 350

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2021 Volvo
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MSRP*
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$42,950 to $44,950
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$38,950 to $48,000
Invoice* $39,945 to $41,805 $36,613 to $45,120
MPG - City 19 - 20 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo S60 than the Lexus IS 350, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 350 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 350 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). Whether you pick the Lexus IS 350 or the Volvo S60, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 350 and the Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 350 is about the same width as the Volvo S60. When looking at overall length, the Lexus IS 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo S60.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus IS 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo S60.

Handling
The Lexus IS 350 has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo S60, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus IS 350 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 Lexus IS 350 and the Volvo S60. The Lexus IS 350 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 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.