Comparison: 2020 Volvo S60 vs. 2020 Audi A4

If you are in the market for a premium mid-size sports sedan, you’ll want to read this comparison of the 2020 Volvo S60 against the 2020 Audi A4. The Volvo S60 luxury sedan offers a potent engine lineup, intuitive technology, and safety features reflective of Volvo’s dedication to occupant protection. Visit Premier Volvo Cars Overland Park, near Kansas City, for an exhilarating test drive.

Performance

2020 Volvo S60

Powertrain options for the S60, each paired with an eight-speed Geartronic™ automatic transmission, include a base 250-hp T5 2.0-liter four-cylinder direct-injected turbocharged engine with front-wheel drive. Also, a 316-hp T6 turbocharged and supercharged engine, and a T8 twin-powered gas and electric engine that produces 400-hp and 472 lb-ft of torque, both with all-wheel drive, are available. You can also opt for the T8 Polestar Engineered plug-in hybrid engine, which generates 415-hp and 494 lb-ft of torque. Standard features include stop/start technology and Comfort, Eco, Dynamic, and Individual driving modes.

2020 Audi A4

The Audi A4 offers two powertrain choices, both paired with a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch transmission. The base 188-hp 40 TFSI® 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine comes with front-wheel drive, and the 45 TFSI® 2.0T makes 248-hp and 273 lb-ft of torque with quattro® all-wheel drive. Standard driver-selectable modes consist of comfort, auto, dynamic, and individual.

Technology and Convenience

2020 Volvo S60

A Sensus Connect infotainment system with a 9.0-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, Bluetooth®, voice control, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a ten-speaker sound system, two USB ports, and Volvo On Call to remotely lock, pre-cool or locate your car remotely are standard elements. Also, a power-operated folding second-row rear seat with a 60/40 split-folding feature, and a panoramic moonroof are included. Optional features consist of a 12.3-inch digital instrument display, navigation, a fifteen-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system, HomeLink®, a head-up display, keyless entry, and a hands-free power tailgate.

2020 Audi A4

A 7.0-inch MMI® center infotainment touchscreen display, Bluetooth®, a voice control system, a ten-speaker sound system, two USB ports, HomeLink®, keyless start, and a power sunroof are included. Available features include a 12.3-inch instrument display, a 10.1-inch center MMI® infotainment touchscreen display with handwriting-recognition, Audi connect® with Google Earth™ integration, a full-color head-up display, and nineteen-speaker Bang & Olufsen® audio system. Additionally, power-folding, power-adjustable, heated exterior side mirrors are optional.

Safety

2020 Volvo S60

The safety-oriented S60 utilizes Volvo's City Safety system, which consists of forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking. Additionally, collision mitigation support, lane keeping aid, road sign information, oncoming lane mitigation, driver attention warning, a rearview camera, and an advanced airbag system, are included as standard safety features. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, steering assist, reverse automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system, parallel park assist, active bending headlights, and a 360-degree surround-view camera are available.

2020 Audi A4

The standard safety features in the A4 include Pre sense® basic to help secure the vehicle during emergency maneuvers, Pre sense® city to detect pedestrians and vehicles, and a rearview camera. Vehicle exit warning, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, active lane assist, Audi side assist with Pre sense® rear, and a top view camera system are optional.

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