In comparing the 2020 Audi A4's and the 2020 Volvo S60's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Audi A4 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. The 2020 Volvo S60 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Audi A4's and the 2020 Volvo S60's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Audi A4 is a better car than the 2020 Volvo S60.
2020 Audi A4 vs. 2020 Volvo S60 Pricing
A used 2020 Audi A4 ranges from $25,044 to $34,995 while a used 2020 Volvo S60 is priced between $24,482 to $34,900.
2020 Audi A4 vs. 2020 Volvo S60 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Audi A4 loses 52.5 percent of its value and the 2020 Volvo S60 loses 57 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Audi A4 retains 4.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Volvo S60.
2020 Audi A4 vs. 2020 Volvo S60 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi A4 is 8.8 out of 10 while the Volvo S60's quality rating is 8.5 out of 10. This results in the Audi A4 being ranked 5 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Volvo S60 being ranked 10 out of 36. Out of 30 Best Luxury Compact Cars, the Audi A4 is ranked 5 and the Volvo S60 is ranked 10.
2020 Audi A4 vs. 2020 Volvo S60 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi A4 is 8.7 out of 10. For the Volvo S60 the reliability rating is 8.6 out of 10. This gives the Audi A4 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Volvo S60.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Audi A4’s base engine makes 188 horsepower, and the 2020 Volvo S60 base engine makes 250 horsepower. The A4 is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 536 miles. The S60 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 493 miles. This gives the 2020 Audi A4 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Volvo S60. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2020 Volvo S60 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, and cargo space. The 2020 Audi A4 has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room. The 2020 Audi A4 and 2020 Volvo S60 are comparable in regards to rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2020 Audi A4 and the 2020 Volvo S60 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.