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2020 Nissan Maxima vs. 2020 Volvo S60 Review

New 2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Nissan
Maxima

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New 2020 Volvo S60

2020 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*
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$34,450 to $41,840
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$36,050 to $47,400
Invoice* $32,162 to $39,051 $33,887 to $44,556
MPG - City 20 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 30 32 - 34
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Nissan Maxima, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima 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. In this case, the Nissan Maxima will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volvo S60.

Dimensions
The Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima, which is slightly longer than the Volvo S60.

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

Performance
The Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima and the Volvo S60. The Nissan Maxima has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volvo S60.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Maxima is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo S60.