2021 Volvo V60 vs 2021 Volvo XC40 Information in Torrance, CA

Whether you're looking for a family crossover or a car with more utility and comfort than your typical sedan, you'll find a variety of premium options at Volvo Cars South Bay. The new Volvo XC40 is a compact crossover with distinct style and features for an outstanding price! Or, if you're looking for all the utility of an SUV with a more car-like drive, Volvo continues to make elegant station wagons with plenty of comfort and cargo space. Compare the Volvo V60 and XC40 models below to get an idea of which Volvo is a better fit for you.

2021 Volvo V60 or XC40 Exterior

Differences: Size & Design

Year after year, more and more American families choose a new compact crossover or SUV instead of a sedan, coupe or wagon. The 2021 Volvo XC40 has arrived to bring Volvo safety and youthful, edgy style to this segment. With a premium look and a compact footprint, the XC40 also provides generous cargo space and plenty of passenger comfort, too. And with its high, confident seating position, it offers the view of the road many Southern California families are looking for.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Volvo V60 is based off the S60 sedan, but with a long roof and station wagon proportions. The result is the Volvo V60 provides a little bit more front seat legroom and even more maximum cargo space in the rear compared to the XC40. However, there's a little more rear seat legroom in the XC40. We've found that customers who prefer the car-like drive and more agile handling at higher speeds often appreciate the Volvo V60. It drives like a car, but also provides the cargo flexibility of an SUV!

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2021 Volvo V60 or XC40 Interior

Differences: Standard Features

The 2021 Volvo XC40 is the most affordable way to upgrade to a brand-new Volvo model. However, the 2021 Volvo V60 comes with some additional standard features along with its slightly larger price tag. For instance, single-zone automatic climate controls are standard on the XC40, while the V60 comes with dual-zone climate controls, so passenger and driver can set individual desired temperatures. That's an upgrade available on the XC40, as well.

And while both models come with a standard power-opening tailgate, the 2021 Volvo V60 provides standard hands-free opening and keyless entry. A simple gesture of your foot under the tailgate, with the key in your pocket, causes the rear gate to open automatically! This, too, is an upgrade you can get on the 2021 Volvo XC40.

2021 Volvo V60 or XC40 Features

Differences: Performance & Utility

Entry-level 2021 Volvo XC40 models feature the T4 engine, a smooth and efficient turbocharged engine that delivers 187 horsepower. Available upgrades include all-wheel drive and the more powerful T5 engine with 248 total horsepower! Either motor gives the Volvo XC40 all the power you need for a smooth, confident daily drive.

By contrast, the 2021 Volvo V60 comes standard with the T5 powertrain tuned to deliver 250 total horsepower. However, it's not available with all-wheel drive -- save the exclusive, plug-in hybrid V60 Recharge models, which are tuned by Polestar for exciting performance. However, entry-level Volvo V60 models are front-wheel drive only.

Both vehicles are even suited to hauling small trailers, for camping trips or other outdoor excursions. The 2021 Volvo XC40 can tow up to 3,500 lbs while the 2021 Volvo V60 will pull up to 2,000 lbs. So if you need a bit more utility, the Volvo XC40 earns the title of Sport Utility Vehicle.

Similarities: Multimedia

Inside both of these cars, you get the latest Volvo Sensus multimedia system, complete with a portrait oriented center stack touchscreen. Not only does this lend the 2021 Volvo XC40 and V60 a more stylish, ergonomic interior design, it provides a slick and intuitive interface. And with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both models make it easy to sync your compatible smartphone.

Similarities: Safety

Best of all, both these cars carry forward the Volvo reputation for innovative safety. Not only does this mean a durable frame and advanced passive safety features, it also means standard driver assist technology! Both the 2021 Volvo V60 and XC40 now come standard with the Blind Spot Information System and rear cross traffic alert. You also get automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning, which can help you avoid the most common crashes on the road. No matter which affordable Volvo model suits you best, you'll be protected by advanced technology that can cost you extra as options on rival cars at this price point!

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Find The Right New Volvo For You At Volvo Cars South Bay

The new 2021 Volvo XC40 is the most affordable way to upgrade to a new Volvo model, starting at an MSRP of just $33,700. Or, for greater standard horsepower and some additional standard features, the 2021 Volvo V60 can be yours for as little as $40,950 starting MSRP. Find out more during a test drive at Volvo Cars South Bay! Our friendly team would love to show you everything that makes a new 2021 Volvo the best value in the luxury car market.

2021 Volvo V602021 Volvo XC40
$40,950 Starting MSRP*$33,700
Station WagonBody StyleCompact Crossover
250Standard Horsepower187
Not AvailableAll-Wheel DriveAvailable
42.3" Front / 35.2" RearLegroom40.9" Front / 36.1" Rear
60.5 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume57.5 Cubic Feet
StandardTwo-Zone Automatic Climate ControlAvailable Upgrade
StandardHands-Free Power TailgateAvailable Upgrade
StandardPower TailgateStandard
2,000 lbsMaximum Towing Capacity3,500 lbs

*As a model year progresses, changes may occur in some of the specs, features, options and pricing. The manufacturer reserves the right to make such changes. Prices listed are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Options may vary by region. See your Authorized Volvo Dealer for details.