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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. 2020 Volvo XC60 Review

New 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2020 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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New 2020 Volvo XC60

2020 Volvo
XC60

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MSRP*
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$38,200 to $50,200
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$40,150 to $52,650
Invoice* $35,022 to $46,025 $37,741 to $49,491
MPG - City 35 - 36 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 34 - 35 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Volvo XC60. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the Volvo XC60.

Convenience
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo XC60, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid or the Volvo XC60, 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 Destination Charge for the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is much higher than that for the Volvo XC60.

Dimensions
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a little wider than the Volvo XC60, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC60.

Drivetrain
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has much lower torque than the Volvo XC60, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC60, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid will do just as well as the Volvo XC60, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a lot less horsepower than the Volvo XC60.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Toyota Highlander Hybrid more than the Volvo XC60, due to its significantly greater seating capacity.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC60.