2018 Volvo S60 vs. 2018 Audi A4

It is never easy being torn between two spectacular car models like the 2018 Volvo S60 and the 2018 Audi A4. You need to look a little closer and consider factors that are crucial to making the purchase if you have to choose the better car out of the two. Allow us to help you get that final decision right! This comparison can serve as your guide.

Design & Style

A handsome and smart car all rolled into one, the 2018 Volvo S60 has been given the astonishing Swedish design with which the brand is known for. Impeccably stylish on the outside, you will surely be mesmerized by the clear lines of its silhouette. It has that sturdy construction you are looking for in the car of your dreams. Inside it, you will definitely take notice of how quality materials have been used all throughout. Comfortable car seats await you as well.

As for the 2018 Audi A4, you will also find it enthralling that it has been built with crisp edges and rugged lines on the outside. These are evidences of the sturdy construction it went through. Excellent quality materials are evident on the inside as well. It also offers spacious backseats to accommodate passengers of all sizes and ages.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety wise, the 2018 Volvo S60 is gifted with lots of features that you will love. It has a 12-speaker premium audio system from Harman/Kardon. It also provides safety aids like pedestrian and cyclist detection, collision warning system, and full-speed automatic emergency braking. Adaptive cruise control as well as adaptive bi-Xenon headlights add up to the striking charm of this elegant car.

When it comes to the 2018 Audi A4, expect an MMI infotainment system that is fairly easy to use. While it has managed to include adaptive cruise control among its driver safety aids, it fails in providing a lot of the advanced safety features offered by Volvo. Noticeably however, there is also a lack of feedback from the steering thus limiting driver involvement.


The 2018 Audi A4 runs by using a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine under its hood which is capable of producing up to as much as 252 horsepower and 273lb-ft of torque. Take note though that the transmission seems to hesitate whenever you want to accelerate. This defeats the quick acceleration promised by its turbocharged engine. Meanwhile, the 2018 Volvo S60 runs on the same engine size as that of the A4 and yet it is powerful enough to generate 302 horsepower and a torque of 295lb-ft.

The Bottom Line

Whether it's the exteriors, in-cabin technology and safety or the car performance, it is without a doubt that Volvo S60 far exceeds what Audi A4 can offer. Therefore, we can easily give the crown to this Volvo car in this comparison.

Ready to Schedule a 2018 Volvo S60 Test Drive Today?

Do you want to see and experience for yourself what this Volvo vehicle has to offer? Visit us at Volvo Cars Manhattan today! Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable and can provide pertinent advice regarding car purchase, servicing, financing, and more. Contact us today and book a test drive for the 2018 Volvo S60 now!


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