The 2018 BMW 5-Series offers strong handling and top-notch performance, while the Volvo S60 is not far behind with multiple powertrain options and a spacious cabin. If you are confused between these two cars, this comparison will give you a fair idea which one to go for. You will get to know why Volvo is a preferred choice for many.

Design & Style

The BMW 5-Series is a 5-seater vehicle with comfortable seats and spacious cabin. The interior features standard leather upholstery, however the rear seats are quite cramped, compared to the front seats. The cabin design is quite sophisticated and modern, with plentiful first-grade materials. With a strong build quality and opulent design, the Volvo S60 is a clear winner in this aspect. It has got to offer sufficient headroom and legroom. The cargo space is also quite sufficient to accommodate around 9 grocery bags.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology, the BMW 5-Series comes with a 10.2-inch touch screen infotainment system that can be operated through control knob and voice commands. Apple CarPlay and a standard navigation system are other notable features. For safety, every model comes with an Active Protection System, which tightens the seat belt and automatically closes the windows, when a possible collision is detected.

On the other hand, the 2018 Volvo S60 comes standard with a user-friendly Sensus infotainment interface, Bluetooth, moonroof, USB port, HD Radio and satellite radio. Not only is it easy to operate, but also has exceptional graphics. In terms of safety, it is equipped with the City Safety System which applies the brakes automatically on detecting a possible collision or a pedestrian. Other standard safety features include a rearview camera, airbag and parking sensors.


For the BMW 5-Series, there are two main engines including the 248 HP 530i four-cylinder and the 335 HP 540i inline 6-cylinder. Neither of them is a slouch off the line. On the other hand, the Volvo S60 comes standard with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine delivering an output of 240 HP. It generates sufficient power to move the vehicle. You always have an option to upgrade, if you are looking for superior power and performance.

The Bottom Line

Given the features above, it is quite clear that the 2018 Volvo S60 is a superior choice in terms of performance, technology and design. It is a leader among its class, with posh interiors and lavish seats on offer. Adding to its reliability and credibility are its active safety features. One cannot take anything away from the BMW 5-Series, but anyone would recommend you buying a Volvo S60, as it is offered as a total package.

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