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2020 Toyota Avalon vs. 2020 Volvo S60 Review

New 2020 Toyota Avalon

2020 Toyota
Avalon

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New 2020 Volvo S60

2020 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*
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$35,875 to $42,575
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$36,050 to $47,400
Invoice* $32,288 to $38,319 $33,887 to $44,556
MPG - City 22 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Volvo S60. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Avalon and the Volvo S60 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon and the Volvo S60 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon, which is slightly longer than the Volvo S60.

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

Handling
The Toyota Avalon has a larger turning radius than the Volvo S60, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon and the Volvo S60. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Toyota Avalon will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo S60.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Avalon is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo S60.