The newest 2020 Volvo S60 balances power, luxury, and grace perfectly. It is a mid-size sedan that wins all drivers' hearts. Known for its minimalist Scandinavian design, the uncluttered style exudes overall comfort and warmth. With a muscular body and large interior, the S60 is designed more toward safety than sport.

The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is considered a mid-sized sedan that has a sleek exterior but a mediocre interior. It is equipped with two turbocharged four-cylinder engines that provide adequate power for a family and delivers a smooth and secure handling. 

Design & Style

With its attractive design and lavish interior styling, the 2020 Volvo S60 provides a Nordic interior atmosphere. The cabin is loaded with high-tech features combined with driftwood trim and silky Nappa leather that impresses many passengers. Volvo has fitted some of the comfiest seats in the S60 that come with lumbar support and power-assisted front seats. The overall cabin is spacious, and the exterior design is simple with the iconic vertical bar grille.

Although the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is not the quietest, fanciest or best-looking vehicle in the market, it still provides an adequate cabin and offers a comfortable ride for its passengers. Outward visibility is reduced when seated inside as compared to the S60 and has a cheaper interior feel to it. The rear seats are narrower compared to the front seats which makes it difficult to access for taller passengers. 

Technology & Safety

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard in the S60. It has a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Advanced safety features such as an automated emergency braking system, active land control, and multiple airbags are located throughout the vehicle. The 2020 Volvo S60 has aced all crash tests as well.

Like the S60, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is installed with modern-day desirable options such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Wi-Fi compatibility. The touchscreen is quick and responsive; however, the infotainment system is not up to date compared to the S60. The vehicle is equipped with high-tech assists that feature automated emergency braking with pedestrian and animal detection.


The 250-hp, turbo-4 engine of the S60 provides a fast, smooth and spirited ride for all passengers. It immerses drivers in an engaging experience that keeps them happy while driving. Stable steering and precision handling provide drivers with adequate control on any terrain. With its spacious legroom, headroom, and hushed interior cabin, extreme comfortability is what you will experience when you get behind the wheel of the 2020 Volvo S60.

The Malibu is only equipped with a 163-hp, 1.5-liter engine that drives slower compared to the S60. The acceleration is sluggish, but the transmission delivers a smooth ride. It is neither fuel economy nor does it excel in performance. If you are looking for a performance vehicle, consider the S60 instead.

The Bottom Line

The overall 2020 Volvo S60 is impressive with its minimalist cabin design, extreme comfortability, and high-tech features. With unparalleled performance and precise handling, the S60 provides an exciting and enjoyable ride for all drivers and passengers. It has first-class seats and a myriad of standard safety features that will keep you and your family safe. 

The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu lacks in feature, design, and has poor outward visibility. It is a modern-sized sedan that is adequate for a mid-size family that is non-fussy. The Malibu provides a comfortable ride but is not exciting to drive. If you are looking for performance and design, the S60 would be a better choice.

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