Volvo V60 vs Volvo S60

2019 Volvo S60
2019 Volvo S60
$35,800MSRP
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2021 Volvo V60
2021 Volvo V60
$40,950MSRP
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2019 Volvo S60
$35,800MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 Volvo V60
$40,950MSRP
Overview
Overview
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Overview

MSRP

$35,800

MSRP

$40,950

Average price

$22,381

Average price

$26,629

Listings

4176

Listings

722
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Unintuitive technology
  • Poor ergonomic design
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great handling
  • Premium interior materials
Cons
  • Not much cargo space
  • Underwhelming base engine

Reviews Summary

The Volvo S60 competes with the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Lexus IS, and Infiniti Q50. But the S60 wasn't always so competitive. In fact, dating back to 2000, it was kind of its own thing, the closest competitor being Saab. Well, Saab is no more, and Volvo woke up, realizing it had to make a sedan with mass appeal. From a visual standpoint, it’s hard not to find the S60 appealing.

Reviews Summary

Station wagons are to Volvo what pickup trucks are to Ford or Chevrolet. They’re this automaker’s bread and butter, vehicles that are integral to the Volvo brand and that represent a comfort zone for the Swedish automaker’s designers and engineers.

So while wagons have been declining in popularity for decades, Volvo has stuck with them. The current-generation Volvo V60 was introduced for the 2019 model year as the wagon companion to the Volvo S60 sedan. Its closest competitor is the Audi A4 Allroad, a similarly-sized wagon from another luxury brand. Given the lack of choices, the V60 could also be cross-shopped against the larger Audi A6 Allroad and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as well the Subaru Outback, which lacks a prestige badge but fills a similar functional niche.

Because the V60 is relatively fresh, it gets no significant changes for the 2021 model year. Volvo offers the standard 2021 V60 in Momentum, Inscription, and R-Design trim levels but also has two spinoff versions of the wagon. The V60 T8 Polestar Engineered sports a plug-in hybrid powertrain, while the Volvo V60 Cross Country gets more SUV-like styling. We tested a Cross Country for this review.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 250 hp I4

Engine

2.0L 250 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

Horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

MPG City

24

MPG City

23

MPG Highway

36

MPG Highway

34
2019 Volvo S60
2019 Volvo S60
$35,800MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 Volvo V60
2021 Volvo V60
$40,950MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2019 Volvo S60
$35,800MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 Volvo V60
$40,950MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$35,800
$40,950
Average price
$22,381
$26,629
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.6
Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

Read full review

8.0 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Unintuitive technology
  • Poor ergonomic design
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great handling
  • Premium interior materials
Cons
  • Not much cargo space
  • Underwhelming base engine
Summary
The Volvo S60 competes with the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Lexus IS, and Infiniti Q50. But the S60 wasn't always so competitive. In fact, dating back to 2000, it was kind of its own thing, the closest competitor being Saab. Well, Saab is no more, and Volvo woke up, realizing it had to make a sedan with mass appeal. From a visual standpoint, it’s hard not to find the S60 appealing.

Station wagons are to Volvo what pickup trucks are to Ford or Chevrolet. They’re this automaker’s bread and butter, vehicles that are integral to the Volvo brand and that represent a comfort zone for the Swedish automaker’s designers and engineers.

So while wagons have been declining in popularity for decades, Volvo has stuck with them. The current-generation Volvo V60 was introduced for the 2019 model year as the wagon companion to the Volvo S60 sedan. Its closest competitor is the Audi A4 Allroad, a similarly-sized wagon from another luxury brand. Given the lack of choices, the V60 could also be cross-shopped against the larger Audi A6 Allroad and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as well the Subaru Outback, which lacks a prestige badge but fills a similar functional niche.

Because the V60 is relatively fresh, it gets no significant changes for the 2021 model year. Volvo offers the standard 2021 V60 in Momentum, Inscription, and R-Design trim levels but also has two spinoff versions of the wagon. The V60 T8 Polestar Engineered sports a plug-in hybrid powertrain, while the Volvo V60 Cross Country gets more SUV-like styling. We tested a Cross Country for this review.

Video
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 250 hp I4
2.0L 250 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG City
24
23
MPG Highway
36
34
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