Compare 2013 Volvo XC70 vs 2013 Lexus RX 350

2013 Volvo XC70
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AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L 18 24 $31,584 $33,600
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L 18 24 $31,584 $33,600
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $31,584 $33,600
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L 19 25 $31,584 $33,600
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier 18 24 $34,639 $36,850
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier 18 24 $34,639 $36,850
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier 19 25 $34,639 $36,850
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier 19 25 $34,639 $36,850
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier Plus 18 24 $36,425 $38,750
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 18 24 $36,425 $38,750
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $36,425 $38,750
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $36,425 $38,750
AWD 4-Door Wagon T6 17 23 $37,882 $40,300
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Platinum 18 24 $38,963 $41,450
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Platinum 18 24 $38,963 $41,450
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,963 $41,450
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,963 $41,450
AWD 4-Door Wagon T6 Premier Plus 17 23 $39,762 $42,300
AWD 4-Door Wagon T6 Platinum 17 23 $42,300 $45,000
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,083 $39,660
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,392 $41,060
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,274 $47,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,584
$37,083
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,600
$39,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$661 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Volvo XC70 hits a family sweet spot as a vehicle that packs the accommodations of a station wagon and advanced safety-tech features into the chunkier, tougher image and ability of a utility vehicle. The 2013 Lexus RX is plush and premium, and it delivers on that luxury impression, but it's not the over-the-top lavish expression some might seek.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.100 54.500
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.400 57.900
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.000 99.700
Second Head Room (in)
38.600 37.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.500 57.500
Front Leg Room (in)
41.900 43.100
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.800 55.500
Second Leg Room (in)
34.600 36.800
Front Head Room (in)
38.800 39.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.500 64.200
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.300 7.300
Length, Overall (in)
190.500 187.800
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.100 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.100 67.700
Liftover Height (in)
27.400 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.200 63.800
Wheelbase (in)
110.000 107.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.500 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.300 74.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.100 80.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.900 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.300 40.000
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.500 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.900 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.900 x 0.870 12.200 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.400 x 1.100 12.900 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.500 19.200
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.000 14.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.700 38.800
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800 2.790
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.400 40.000
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
495 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4147 4178
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA N/A
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6200 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.570 1.420
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.860 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.370 1.900
Trans Order Code
NA N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.750 4.398
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.160 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.690 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.150 3.300
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC70 Lexus RX 350
Body Style
Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 8.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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