Volvo V60 vs Audi A4 Avant – The new V60 shares Volvo Cars’ Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the award-winning new XC60 and four top-of-the-line 90 Series cars, which have been the collective force behind the company’s record-breaking global sales performance in recent years.
The SPA-based V60 introduces a new standard to the mid-size premium estate segment with a luxurious interior, increased levels of space, advanced connectivity, plus Volvo Cars’ latest driver support systems and other safety technology.
The V60 really is the central point of the Volvo brand, said Robin Page, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Cars. It’s refined, has a beautiful proportion and stance, yet delivers on practicality and versatility.
In a first for the segment, customers can access the new V60 via Volvo Cars’ new premium subscription service Care by Volvo, which offers car access via a monthly flat-fee subscription rather than ownership. Care by Volvo makes having a car as transparent, easy and hassle free as having a mobile phone.
Reflecting Volvo Cars’ industry-first announcement to electrify all new cars from 2019, the V60 comes with two plug-in hybrid powertrain options: the new T6 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340hp or the T8 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that delivers 390hp.
The regular petrol choice offers T5 or T6 powertrains. Drivers who prefer diesel can select D3 or D4 engines.
The new V60 reinforces Volvo Cars’ standing as the industry leader in safety, with a comprehensive list of safety features that come as standard, including advanced driver support systems known from the 90 Series and XC60, making the new V60 one of the safest cars on the road.
Audi A4 Avant
Interior – The longest interior and greatest shoulder width at the front compared with competitors
Avant has a luggage compartment volume of 505 liters (17.8 cu ft)
Avant has an electrical luggage compartment cover as standard
Interior design with large decorative surfaces and continuous air vent strip; new colors and materials, spacious interior, LED interior lighting as standard equipment, first-class workmanship
Largest range of lightweight seats amongst the premium competitors
Automatic climate control with a new interface
Optional LED interior lighting packages with color-adjustable ambient lighting
New equipment concept with sport and design lines – for the first time with exterior differentiation
Optionally available: head-up display and Audi virtual cockpit
Completely redesigned MMI operating concept including free-text search function
Can also be operated by multifunction steering wheel and natural-language voice control
Three TFSI and four TDI engines at market launch, 110 kW (150 hp) to 200 kW(272 hp), up to 25 percent more power
Fuel consumption reduced by up to 21 percent (Sedan model),
Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI ultra with new best figures: just 3.8 liters of diesel per 100 km and 99 grams of CO2 per kilometer (159.3 grams per mile)
Highly efficient 3.0 TDI in two power versions
New 2.0 TFSI ultra with 140 kW with newly developed combustion method and just 5.0 liters of gasoline per 100 km and 114 grams of CO2 per km (183,5 g/mi)
A4 Avant g-tron – can operate on sustainably produced Audi e-gas
New generations of the S tronic, tiptronic and manual transmission. S tronic in A4 for front-wheel drive for the first time, both automatic transmissions with freewheeling function
Front-wheel drive or quattro drive with wheel-selective torque control
Redesigned, light five-link axles at front and rear, significant increase in comfort with accentuated sportiness
Newly developed electromechanical power steering, with dynamic steering on request
Audi drive select dynamic driving system standard as of 140 kW (190 hp), suspension with adjustable shock absorbers available as an option