High-End Qualities and Features that Set the Volvo S60 Apart from the Luxury Car Competition

At McGrath Volvo Cars Barrington, we know you have a lot of options when it comes to selecting the perfect luxury car for your Elgin, IL commutes. But with its impeccable Volvo engineering and refinement, we also know that you'd be hard-pressed to find a vehicle that's comparable to the Volvo S60 in quality and elegance.

The smallest model in the Volvo lineup, and the only compact luxury car on this page to wear a label that says "Made in the U.S.A.," thanks to the Volvo plant here in the U.S. where this car is crafted, the S60 has a lot to offer drivers throughout the Hoffman Estates and Algonquin, IL area.

Ready to discover for yourself what sets it apart and makes it tops in any luxury car comparison? Read on and discover just some of the ways that our S60 comes out ahead of similarly sized models from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

Volvo S60 vs. Audi A4

  • Passenger comfort. Stretch out and enjoy the ride in your Volvo S60. When compared to the Audi A4, our sedan delivers more interior space for you and your passengers, with additional headroom, legroom, and shoulder room.
  • Standard safety features. Renowned around the world for the level of detail given towards safety, Volvo equips every S60 with a long list of advanced driver's aids. In fact, there are several safety features that our luxury sedan comes with standard that you won't get standard on the Audi, including a blind-spot monitor, parking sensors, and more.

Volvo S60 vs. BMW 330i

  • Customizable power and performance. Both of these luxury cars start with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. But while you'll have to move up in trims to get more power with the BMW, Volvo allows for the option of upgrading every trim with a more-powerful engine system. You can get your S60 with 250 horsepower, 316 horsepower, or with a plug-in hybrid output of 400 horsepower. But the BMW 330i only gets 255 horsepower, with no other options available at this level.
  • Safety amenities. As with the Audi comparison above, the S60 also delivers more standard safety features for drivers in the Elgin, IL area than the BMW 330i. Every S60 gets a blind-spot monitor, parking sensors, and lane keeping assistance standard, all of which are optional add-ons for the BMW model.

Volvo S60 vs. Mercedes-Benz C300

  • Interior space. With more headroom in both rows, more front seat legroom, and identical amounts of backseat legroom, the Volvo S60 offers interior comfort that's a level above the Mercedes-Benz C300. Additionally, the Volvo S60 has more shoulder room and elbow room, offering a more comfortable ride all around.
  • Safety technology. Once again, the Volvo S60 comes out ahead when the rosters of safety features for these two cars are compared side by side. In fact, the Volvo S60 far surpasses the Mercedes-Benz C300, which has most advanced safety amenities listed as optional and available only at added cost. Standard features you can look forward to with the S60, and not on the C300, include parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assistance, and rear automatic emergency braking.

Meet Your Next Luxury Volvo S60 in Barrington, IL

At our South Barrington Road dealership, we carry a large variety of Volvo S60 trim, powertrain, and color scheme configurations for you to get to know better and test drive. We're conveniently located near the Palatine, IL area and we invited you to browse our collection online and reach out for more information and to arrange an S60 test drive of your own, so you can discover everything that sets our car apart in any luxury car comparison.

2021 Volvo S60 FWD

2021 Audi A4 AWD

2021 BMW 330 RWD

2021 Mercedes C300 RWD

Starting MSRP$38,950$39,100$41,250$41,600
Active Safety*StandardOptionalOptionalOptional
LED Headlights w/ Active BendingStandardNot AvailableStandardOptional
Cornering LED lightsStandardOptionalNot AvailableOptional
Panoramic MoonroofStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
Remote Engine StartStandardNot AvailableOptionalStandard
Keyless EntryStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Road Sign InformationStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Auto-Dimming Exterior MirrorsStandardOptionalStandardDriver Side Only
Spare TireStandardStandardOptionalNot Available
Warranty Maintenance36 mo./36K036 mo./36K0
Width80.3 / 75.479.6 / 72.781.4 / 71.979.5 / N/A
37.4 / 37.237.3 / 37.438.7 / 37.6 37.1 / 37.1
42.3 / 35.241.3 / 35.742.0 / 35.241.7 / 35.2
Shoulder Room
56.1 / 54.555.9 / 54.556.0 / 54.655.3 / 55.0
Curb Weight3,7243,4173,5603,472
MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)23 / 34 / 2724 / 31 / 2726 / 36 / 30N/A
Source: Data is from Autoplanner (October 2020) for all car models shown.
*Lane Departure Warning, BLIS, Rear Collision Mitigation

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