If you are after a sensible luxury vehicle then the 2021 Volvo V60 is an excellent choice. This sophisticated wagon rules supreme in its class. It is fresh from a full redesign and it now looks more appealing and irresistible as it has been when wagons are considered to be the best choice for family cars.

If there is one car that is considered to be a tough competition against the V60, it is the 2021 Audi A4. It is also updated for this model year and it would be fun to check which car truly rules its class.

Design & Style

The V60 may be practical but it looks sexy as a standard wagon. The upscale exterior is somewhat a little preview of the sophistication of its cabin. The premium materials dominate most of the interior, giving the V60 a glamorous cabin that is one for the books.

Unlike the instant attraction that one can experience upon seeing the V60, the A4 is more conservative and subtle with its exterior design. Perhaps the most obvious refresh for its design is the grille that looks a bit squat but with stronger details. The cabin also looks stylish although the details are more restrained compared to its rivals.

Technology & Safety

The Sensus infotainment system on the V60 has a simple and intuitive nature. Almost every tech feature can be controlled from the touch screen display, minimizing confusion and distraction when operating it while driving. What is very impressive is the V60's set of safety features. It is calibrated to work flawlessly thereby making it one of the safest cars to drive.

Although the infotainment screen on the A4 delivers crisp images, there is a need for an intensive study about how to make everything work. The recent refinements improved the outgoing system and it can be one of the best infotainment systems if not for the difficult user interface.


The 250-hp four cylinder engine on the V60 is a strong performer. It feels agile and responsive to drive even on twisty roads. There is also a 45-hp hybrid version that comes with an adjustable suspension for a superb drive that is tuned to the driver's driving style.

There are two engine choices or the A4, a 188-hp 40 TFSI and a 248-hp 45 TFSI. Both deliver an impressive acceleration. The steering can be improved but all in all the A4 is not a difficult car to drive with.

The Bottom Line

There so much to love on the 2021 Audi A4 but somehow it is overshadowed by the 2021 Volvo V60. The V60 looks stylish but everything on it has been well-thought of, especially the excellent safety features.

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