2021 Volvo S60 vs. Its Competition

2021 Volvo S60
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Compact luxury sedans are the antidote to crossover fatigue, and there’s not a dull one in the class.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers the comfiest and most refined interior, while the Jaguar XF comes close with its most recent update.

The tech in the Audi A4 exceeds the competitors, but the large and in charge BMW 3-Series is close behind and still has the edge when it comes to performance.

The Genesis G70 is the dark horse here; it can’t be beat on overall value but it can’t beat the cachet of the established luxury brands.

2021 Volvo S602021 Volvo S60
2021 Audi A42021 Audi A4
2021 BMW 3-Series (330e)2021 BMW 3-Series
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (AMG C63 S)2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2020 Jaguar XF2020 Jaguar XF
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The 2021 Volvo S60 puts power in balance with grace.
The 2021 Audi A4 blends a conservative luxury compact car with spicy performance and robust wagon flavors.
The flexible 2021 BMW 3-Series lineup offers something for everyone, so long as they’re not smitten with SUVs.
Svelte, sporty, and somewhat understated, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class should be at the top of your compact luxury sedan shopping list.
Especially in wagon form, the 2020 Jaguar XF is an appealing luxury car for those of us not totally sold on SUVs.
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21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
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T5 FWD MomentumPremium 40 TFSI quattro330i SedanC 300 SedanSedan 25t Premium RWD
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Volvo S60 vs. 2021 Audi A42021 Volvo S60 vs. 2021 BMW 3-Series2021 Volvo S60 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class2021 Volvo S60 vs. 2020 Jaguar XF