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2021 Volkswagen Arteon vs. 2021 Volvo S60 Review

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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2021 Volvo
S60

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MSRP*
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$36,995 to $46,995
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$38,950 to $48,000
Invoice* $35,478 to $45,068 $36,613 to $45,120
MPG - City 20 - 22 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 32 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Arteon than the Volvo S60. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Arteon, drivers may find the Volvo S60 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Arteon will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo S60, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Volkswagen Arteon or the Volvo S60, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Volkswagen Arteon is much higher than that for the Volvo S60.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Arteon is a little wider than the Volvo S60, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Volkswagen Arteon, which is slightly longer than the Volvo S60.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Volkswagen Arteon doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo S60.

Handling
The Volkswagen Arteon has a larger turning radius than the Volvo S60, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Volkswagen Arteon has less horsepower than the Volvo S60, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Volkswagen Arteon and the Volvo S60. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Volkswagen Arteon will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo S60.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Arteon comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S60.