Comparing the 2020 Volvo S60 Sedan

2020 Volvo S60

2020 Audi A4

2020 BMW 3-Series

2020 Mercedes C-Class

Base MSRP$36,050$37,400$40,750$41,400
Panoramic SunroofStandardNot AvailableNot Available$1,000
Remote Engine StartStandardNot Available$300Standard
12.3" DIMStandard$3,600$1,100$750
Lane Departure WarningStandard$1,500$500$1,700
Driver Attention AlertStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Post Collision Brake AssistStandardStandardNot Available$1,700
Width80.3 / 75.479.6 / 72.781.4 / 71.979.5 / N/A
Headroom (F/R)37.4 / 37.237.3 / 37.438.7 / 37.637.1 / 37.7
Legroom (F/R)42.3 / 35.241.3 / 35.742.0 / 35.241.7 / 35.2
Shoulder Room (F/R)56.1 / 54.555.9 / 54.556.0 / 54.655.3 / 55.0
Curb Weight3,8633,4173,5893,472
MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)23 / 34 / 2727 / 35 / 3026 / 36 / 3024 / 35 / 28

2021 Volvo S60 vs. Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C 300: Compare Luxury Sedans in Richmond, VA

The Volvo S60 isn't just any premium compact car. The Swedish automaker classifies it as a Luxury Support Sedan. And with ultra-refined accommodations, engaging driving dynamics, and impeccable Scandinavian design and craftsmanship, it certainly earns the distinction. From commuting and errand running in Glen Allen to extended interstate road trips, the S60 makes for a superb upgrade to your daily drives.

Of course, Richmond-area drivers have more than a few options when shopping for a small luxury sedan. But it's hard to find one more well-rounded than the S60. Here's a quick look at how the Volvo S60 compares to three of its most prominent competitors: Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, and Mercedes-Benz C 300.

Volvo S60 vs. Audi A4

  • Safety Features: With a full array of driver-assistance technologies as standard equipment, the Volvo S60 exemplifies the automaker's peerless commitment to automotive safety. No matter the trim, Mechanicsville drivers can benefit from driver aids that enhance your awareness and help you better detect and avoid hazards. Standard systems include Collision Mitigation with Steer Support, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Aid, Run-off Road Mitigation, and more. Other technologies, like Pilot Alert semi-autonomous driving and a 360-degree camera, are available to all trims via the Advanced Package.

    The Audi A4 isn't as comprehensively equipped, and only low-speed collision mitigation and lane-departure warning are standard. All other technologies require moving up a level, and some are only available as options.

  • Performance: The Volvo S60 offers discerning Sandston shoppers a choice of three capable engine options. A turbocharged 2.0-liter T5 (250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque) provides ample standard motivation, and two others are available for extra zip.: the twincharged T6 (316 horsepower, 295 pound-feet of torque), and the S60 Recharge plug-in hybrid (400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque).

    The Audi A4's base 40 TFSI 2.0-liter engine falls well short at 188 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Upgrading to the 45 TFSI provides a boost, but at 248 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, it can't match the S60's options.

Volvo S60 vs. BMW 3 Series

  • Driver Aids: Like the A4, the BMW 3 Series isn't as well-equipped as the S60. Volvo includes a full array of standard technologies, with the remaining offered as options on all trims. The 3 Series only comes standard with low-speed collision mitigation and lane-departure warning (without steering assistance). Other technologies are expensive options.

  • Infotainment Technology: Both the S60 and 3 Series come standard with 9-inch touchscreen displays and advanced smartphone integration. However, the BMW 3 Series still hasn't added Android Auto compatibility, and Apple CarPlay requires an annual subscription after the trial period.

  • Hybrid Performance: The T60 offers the Recharge powertrain in two configurations: Hot (400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque) and the extra spicy Polestar Engineered (415 horsepower, 494 pound-feet of torque).

    The 3 Series isn't available as a hybrid. And its most powerful option is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder that makes 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

Volvo S60 vs. Mercedes Benz C 300

  • Technology: The S60 and C 300 both come with advanced safety technologies and smartphone integration as standard equipment. However, the C 300 doesn't include lane-keeping assist. Furthermore, Richmond music lovers will prefer the S60's 10-speaker premium audio system to the C 300's 5-speaker system.

  • Standard Amenities: The Volvo S60 provides a premium, fully equipped driving experience throughout its lineup. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, and a 12.3-inch digital information display. You can find these features on the C 300, but only for a hefty price increase.

  • Performance: The Volvo S60 lives up to its Luxury Sport Sedan designation, delivering a fun and engaging driving experience with balanced handling through the curves and corners. The S60 T6 accelerates to 60 mph from a standstill in just 5.5 seconds. And the S60 Recharge plug-in hybrid boasts even more power.

    The C 300's comparable powerplant takes 6.1 seconds to reach 60 mph. And while it offers competent handling, you need to add the optional AMG Sport Suspension package to surpass the S60's composure.

Test Drive the Volvo S60 at Volvo Cars Richmond near Mechanicsville

If you're in the market for a well-equipped and fun-to-drive luxury sedan, Volvo Cars Richmond invites you to see for yourself what sets the S60 apart from the competition. Come visit us for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

Information sourced from Autoplanner for S60.
*Audi Convenience Package was made standard and added to MSRP