Are you looking to choose between the 2021 Lexus IS and the 2020 Volvo S60? Both have an excellent set of features to offer, but at the end of the day, you may want to choose one. The below comparison will give you a good understanding of the key highlights.

Design & Style

The 2021 Lexus IS is a 5-seater model with comfortable seating in the front row, but the overall roominess is still a question mark. The rear-seat passengers may end up running elbows. The cabin feels upscale thanks to strong build quality and top-notch materials. The cabin design is outdated. Genuine leather upholstery is not there in IS.

The 2020 Volvo S60 is a 5-seater model that comes equipped with ten-way power adjustable seats. Optional upgrades include leather upholstery, massaging front seats and heated rear seats. There is plenty of support, and comfortable space on offer. Headroom and legroom is good in both the rows.

Technology & Safety

Standard tech features in the 2021 Lexus IS include an infotainment system, along with USB ports and 7-inch screen. Both the Remote Touch controller and the rotary knob can be frustrating to use, which can force you to divert attention while driving. There are no smartphone integration features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which are available in other rivals. Some of the standard safety features include high-speed adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, lane keep assist and lane departure warning. Other features include automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection and forward collision warning.

The 2020 Volvo S60 comes standard with a 9-inch touch screen system, USB ports, satellite radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Sensus infotainment interface is one of the most intuitive systems in the market. There are plenty of safety features, including traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning and automatic high beams headlights. Some other advanced features include rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.


The base rear-wheel drive Lexus IS 300 comes standard with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers swift acceleration and smooth handling. It comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

There's a much better option with the 2020 Volvo S60, which is powered by a 250-HP engine that delivers ample acceleration with plenty of oomph on offer.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Volvo S60 offers an excellent interior, with cushioned seats and premium materials on offer. You get a balanced ride and composed stability, while also great infotainment controls. On the other hand, the 2021 Lexus IS has an outdated design, and confusing infotainment and lack of safety features. You better know which car to go for!

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