2019 Volvo V60 vs. Its Competition

2019 Volvo V60 R-Design
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

It’s slim pickin’ when it comes to selecting a compact station wagon.

The BMW 3-Series shows its age but can be ordered with a thrifty turbodiesel engine.

In the right spec, it’s a convincing sports car alternative, too.

The Buick Regal TourX has off-roady looks without a towering ride height.

It’s priced high for the one we’d recommend, but discounts are common.

The Subaru Outback is a tall-riding hauler that either killed the wagon or is helping to save it, depending on your perspective.

It’s a smart choice in any guise, although the optional 6-cylinder is thirsty.

Audi’s pricey A4 Allroad makes a strong case for itself even with its off-roady looks.

And, as long as you’re in the Volvo showroom, you might as well check out the XC60.

It has the high driving position and chunky looks buyers want, even if it’s actually slightly less spacious than the V60.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Volvo V60 is the rational choice in a market of irrational crossover SUV temptations.
The 2019 Audi A4 is hiding in plain sight as one of the automaker’s most complete and well-rounded cars.
The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come.
The 2019 Buick Regal is a new idea on an old name. Available as a fastback or wagon this time around it's certainly sharp, but could use a little more polish.
The 2019 Subaru Outback makes a sensible crossover SUV alternative.
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonsCompact CarsCompact CarsLarge CarsSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
T5 FWD MomentumPremium 40 TFSI330i Sedan4-Door Sedan FWD2.5iT5 FWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
WagonSedanSedanSedanSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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