The 2021 Volvo V60 is exceptional as a wagon version of the S60 sedan. It is a mixed bag of an SUV-like capacity and sedan driving dynamics. This compact luxury wagon is also known to deliver a noteworthy performance.

One of the dashing luxury vehicles is the 2021 Cadillac XT4. While it serves up plenty of modern features, it is still short of becoming a true luxury vehicle. Here is a comparison to see where it is lacking distinct luxury vehicle characteristics.   

Design & Style

A Scandinavian design is evident on both the exterior and interior of the V60. It projects confidence without compromising appearance and quality. The exterior details are finely crafted specifically the sculpted sides and defined rear shoulders. It looks athletic outside but very beautiful inside. The cabin is made up of premium materials that are satisfying to touch and look at.

The new XT4 sports the latest Cadillac design cues. The petite dimensions are made more obvious by the short overhangs. Although it looks more modern now, the XT4 still sports some of the brand's vintage cues, such as the all taillights.

Technology & Safety

Most of the V60's infotainment features can be controlled through the center display. It looks sleek but still user-friendly. The design of the user interface is simple, mainly to reduce distractions, and the clear graphics are useful for accurate reading of information. The current innovations of its safety features are designed to make the V60 a safe place to be. It is equipped with the latest City Safety system that looks out for potential danger using radar and cameras.

The XT4 has a modern infotainment but using it can be confusing. The safety features are also not as reliable, unless you go for the expensive upgrades. This is disappointing especially if you are fully aware that other vehicles under the same class are already well-equipped with safety features without paying for more. 

Performance

The dynamic driving character of the V60 is coming from its 250-hp four cylinder engine. Along with a powerful engine, the design itself helps with making the V60 an excellent car to drive. It uses light materials, for one, to ensure a lighter body that delivers sharp responses. There are also different driving modes to help tailor the driving style across different drivers.

Although it has a 237-hp engine, the XT4 feels slow and inefficient on the road. Responses are also slow-witted which make it uninspiring to drive.

The Bottom Line

There are so many reasons why the 2021 Volvo V60 is an ideal luxury vehicle as compared to the mediocre qualities of the 2021 Cadillac XT4. The sporty dynamics of the V60 ensures a pure driving pleasure while the middling performance of the XT4 dampens the spirits.

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