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2020 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2020 Volvo S60 Review

New 2020 Subaru WRX STI

2020 Subaru
WRX STI

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New 2020 Volvo S60

2020 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*
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$36,995 to $41,695
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$36,050 to $47,400
Invoice* $34,960 to $39,331 $33,887 to $44,556
MPG - City 16 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 22 32 - 34
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
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.

Convenience
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.

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 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. The Subaru WRX STI carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volvo S60.

Dimensions
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.

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

Handling
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.

Performance
The Subaru WRX STI 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 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.

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