The 2021 Volvo S60 is rated as one of the top luxury small cars. Car buyers in Manhattan will surely love it for its long list of standard technologies and safety features. Of course, that posh interior attracts the attention of people as well.

In the case of the 2021 Volkswagen Arteon, expect a huge cargo capacity inside. It promises that it has user-friendly infotainment controls too. The refreshed interior styling, and wireless smartphone integration is something to take note of.

Design & Style

The 2021 Volvo S60 has enough space to carry your weekend bags for you and your family. For your groceries, there is enough space to carry eight bags at the back. Seating up to five people in its well-appointed cabin, taller passengers will find this ride truly enthralling, as it gives comfort via its generous legroom and headroom space. This applies to both rows. Those soft touch surfaces add to its definition of luxury in terms of design.

The only thing that the Arteon has which defeats the S60 is its cavernous trunk space. Other than that, there is not much to expect in it. Yes, there are comfortable seats found inside, but it is not as roomy as that of the S60. In fact, taller passengers will find the sloping roofline at the back a bit disgusting. The cabin attempts to feel upscale, yet it is not as elegant as that of its Volvo counterpart.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Volvo S60 has a great infotainment system with a nine-inch comprehensible and easy-to-use touch screen. It has physical buttons that make accessing the interface a whole lot easier. It has two USB ports, 10 speakers, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display, remote start, panoramic sunroof, Bluetooth, dual-zone automatic climate control, and satellite radio. It integrates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety wise, its long list includes blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, oncoming collision mitigation, road departure mitigation, and rear cross traffic alert.

There is a 12.3-inch digital display coming with the eight-inch touch screen infotainment setup for the Arteon. It has a satellite radio, eight speakers, a navigation system, two USB ports, Bluetooth, tri-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, and proximity keyless entry. For safety, it is equipped with rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, and forward collision warning, among others. Still it falls short when it comes to the number of standard driver aids compared to the S60.


Running on a turbo-four engine, the base Volvo S60 can carry up to 250 horsepower of output. That of its other engine variations can reach up to 316 horsepower and 400 horsepower. The sole engine for the Arteon only reaches up to 268 horsepower in terms of results.

The Bottom Line

Elegant inside, sporty outside, and tech-rich, the 2021 Volvo S60 deserves ranking on top of the luxury small cars list. This one has an oozing set of powertrains as well. The Arteon simply lags behind when compared to it.

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