The 2019 Volvo S60 offers a fully redesigned exterior and interior, thus making it a delight to car buyers in Manhattan who are looking for luxury small cars. It also breathes a lot of greatness in terms of the overall construction. The 2019 BMW i3, on the other hand, also guarantees good build quality. Which between these two cars should you choose? Find out the answer after you have read this comparison.

Design & Style

Looking at the 2019 Volvo S60, you will find this 5-seating capacity car truly a remarkable luxury car. It has been gifted with grilles to match its aesthetically appealing, and solidly built exterior. Inside this car, you will find excellent material qualities that offer classiness in the cabin. It also offers a lot of space to accommodate not just luggage but also passengers of different sizes, shapes, and ages.

The 2019 BMW i3, meanwhile, tried to be more eco-friendly in this car's production. It has used plant fibers and recycled plastics in making up the cabin. It also used eucalyptus wood trim to accent parts of its interior. However, despite that impressive effort, the 4-seater is dismay in terms of upholstery, with the coarse fabric used in the seat construction.

Technology & Safety

Anyone will surely be impressed with the sets of technologies found inside the 2019 Volvo S60. This car has been gifted with a dependable Sensus infotainment system, whose specific functions are performed by its nine-inch touchscreen display. It also incorporates both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Safety-wise, you get to enjoy front and rear parking sensors, parallel park assist, blind-spot monitoring (which includes rear cross-traffic alert), and automatic emergency braking. It also carries the semi-automated drive system called Pilot Assist.

The 2019 BMW i3, on the other hand, has opted to retain its usual iDrive infotainment system, which makes it lag behind its competitors, the S60 included. Apple CarPlay compatibility is available but is free only for a year's offering. After that, an annual $80 subscription will be charged from you. For your safety, most of the driver features are optional. Only the rearview camera, and front and rear parking sensors are available as part of your purchase.


The 2019 Volvo S60 ends up producing a powerful result for its four-cylinder, 2.0-liter capacity engine. This spruces up to 250 horsepower. The 2019 BMW i3, on the other hand, only has a 170 horsepower output for its engine.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Volvo S60 surely brings what it promises with its full redesign of its predecessors. It has a posh cabin matched by a sturdily constructed exterior and interior, overall. Add to that, it has a reliable set of technology and safety features, ready to bring modernity to the next level. With a powerful engine, you will also never go wrong with the S60 as your choice.

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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 2019 Volvo S60 now!


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