2021 Volvo S60 vs 2021 Volvo V60 Comparison in Torrance, CA

When you're looking to step up to a luxury vehicle like Volvo, you know your wallet is in good hands. Less expensive than other premium imports, models such as the S60 and the V60 offer thrilling performance, stunning good looks, and premium features. Below we discuss the differences and similarities between these two vehicles so you can determine which would better suit you and your family's needs. Continue reading to compare the 2021 Volvo S60 and 2021 Volvo V60.

2021 Volvo S60 vs 2021 Volvo V60 Exterior

2021 Volvo S60 vs 2021 Volvo V60: Size

While it's easy to spot the difference in these two cars when it comes to the body, the 2021 V60 luxury wagon may appear a bit larger because of the hatchback design. You may be surprised to learn that the S60 sports sedan is the exact same length. This means you get the same comfort and space for all 5 occupants in either vehicle with abundant head and legroom. Where the big difference appears is the cargo room. The S60 sedan offers ample trunk space for luggage, carry-on bags, or groceries while the V60 delivers double the amount of cargo room behind the rear seats. Lay the seats flat on the V60 and it opens up to an astounding 60.5 cubic feet of space.

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2021 Volvo S60 vs 2021 Volvo V60 Interior

2021 Volvo S60 vs 2021 Volvo V60: Technology

Both the 2021 S60 and the V60 have standard Sensus infotainment systems with a tablet-style display that is convenient and easy to use to control navigation inputs, climate control, or music selection. Seamless smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are standard on both vehicles as are USB ports for convenient device charging. For the music lovers, the V60 offers a standard Harman Kardon® Premium sound system, while the S60 offers it on the higher trim levels.

2021 Volvo S60 vs 2021 Volvo V60: Performance

The 2021 S60 has a set of different engine options, starting with the entry-level T5 turbocharged 4-cylinder that will deliver 250 horsepower and 258 lb/ft of torque This gives you the punch you'll need to merge or pass on the highway. The T6 engine comes with standard all-wheel drive and adds 66 horsepower thanks to the supercharger. The S60 has a plug-in hybrid option and with the T8 Recharge engine, you get 400 horsepower or choose the Recharge T8 Polestar for an additional 15 horsepower and robust 494 lb/ft of torque.

The 2021 V60 has two engine options, the base T5 or the power-laden Recharge T8 Polestar. Either vehicle will give you the prowess you've come to expect from Volvo along with the economic choice of a plug-in hybrid.

2021 Volvo S60 vs 2021 Volvo V60 Features

2021 Volvo S60 vs 2021 Volvo V60: Safety & Driver Assist Features

Both the 2021 S60 and V60 were named Top Safety Pick+ selections by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and awarded five stars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Driver assist features such as Frontal Collision Warning, Automated Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert come standard on both vehicles. No matter if you choose the sedan or the wagon, you can drive with confidence knowing you and your family are safe.

2021 Volvo S60 vs 2021 Volvo V60: Standard Features

While both vehicles offer standard features such as LED headlights with Active Bending Lights and a power panoramic sunroof, the 2021 V60 has a few advantages over the S60. The V60 has standard 4-zone climate control, a feature you have to upgrade trim levels to get on the S60. Heated front seats are standard on the V60 and a front seat massage function is an available option. While heated front seats are available on the S60, the massage function is not. The V60 has standard leather upholstery for an extra layer of comfort and for increased convenience, a standard hands-free tailgate.

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2021 Volvo S60 vs 2021 Volvo V60: Summary

The 2021 Volvo S60 has a starting MSRP of only $38,950, two thousand less than the 2021 V60. For the price difference, you get more standard comfort features plus more cargo room. The easiest way to decide which Volvo is best for you is to stop by Volvo Cars South Bay in Torrance and take both for a test drive.

2021 Volvo S602021 Volvo V60
$38,950Starting MSRP*$40,950
SedanBody StyleStation Wagon
11.6 Cubic FeetCargo Volume60.5 Cubic Feet
T5, T6, Recharge T8 Plug-In HybridAvailable EnginesT5, Recharge T8 Polestar Plug-In Hybrid
LeatheretteStandard UpholsteryLeather
Sensus w/ Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™Multimedia SystemSensus w/ Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
AvailableAll-Wheel DriveAvailable
StandardPanoramic SunroofStandard
Standard2-Zone Automatic Climate ControlStandard
StandardCollision Mitigation SupportStandard

*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.