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2021 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2021 Volvo S60 Review

Picture of the 2021 Subaru WRX STI

2021 Subaru

MSRP*: $37,245 to $41,945
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2021 Volvo

MSRP*: $38,950 to $48,000
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Invoice* $35,192 to $39,564 $36,613 to $45,120
MPG - City 16 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 MPG 32 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.0 ft3 11.6 ft3
Engine Horizontal Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 310 hp 250 - 330 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 180.9 in 187.4 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 72.8 in
Leg Room Front 43.3 in
Rear 35.4 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 37.2 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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

The Subaru WRX STI offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volvo S60 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Subaru WRX STI will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo S60.

With the Volvo S60 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Subaru WRX STI 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 Subaru WRX STI will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volvo S60.

Since the Subaru WRX STI is much slimmer than the Volvo S60, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Subaru WRX STI is slightly shorter than the Volvo S60, which may make it easier to park.

The Subaru WRX STI has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo S60, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

The Subaru WRX STI has less horsepower than the Volvo S60, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

With similar torque, the Subaru WRX STI and the Volvo S60 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru WRX STI and the Volvo S60. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Subaru WRX STI as you will in the Volvo S60.

The basic warranty of the Subaru WRX STI is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo S60.