Volvo S60 and Audi A4

 

 

 

 

 

This challenge was started by Volvo as a way to compare two similar sedans; the Audi A4 and the sports sedan Volvo S60. This is how the challenge works:

Whenever you go to a Volvo dealership and test drive an S60, you’ll realize for yourself how much better it is than the A4. Here’s what’s even more interesting – if you’re not completely sold on the S60 and still want the A4, Volvo will take your first payment.

That’s how sure Volvo dealers are that the S60 is the best choice; they are willing to “put their money where their mouth is”.

The Volvo S60:

Before rushing to the nearest Volvo showroom to test drive the S60, take a look at this amazing sports sedan from the Swedish automaker and why no other competitor, including the Audi A4, can compare.

1 – It’s about the Design:

Most people will agree that the exterior is what attracts consumers, so the interior is what keeps them. With the S60, both the exterior and interior are first class.

This vehicle is designed to be sporty and stylish, which gives it that eye-popping exterior, while the interior is certainly nothing to sneeze at and offers today’s driver plenty of amenities.

2 – What’s under the hood:

A 5-cylinder, 2.5-liter T5 turbo engine comes standard in the S60 and will generate up to 2,500 horsepower and 266 ft. per pound of torque, which you can rev up to generate as much as 295.

The S60 has a transmission that can be set to “sport mode” for the most adventurous driver.

3 – How spacious is the Volvo S60:

Despite its driving style and sporty appearance, the S60 is a four-door, five-passenger vehicle. Talk about spacious!

This vehicle has 42 inches of legroom in the front and 33.5 in the back, making plenty of room for the whole family to fit comfortably inside.

OK, that’s a bit about the Volvo S60, now here’s a look at the Audi A4 and how it compares to the S60.

1 – The Audi A4:What’s under the hood:

The A4 offers a 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine that can generate up to 211 horsepower at 4,300 rpms and 258 ft per pound of torque.

With a less powerful engine, you might think that the A4 would get much better fuel consumption, but that’s not the case. Fuel estimates for both vehicles say the S60 gets 30 mpg while the A4 gets 31 mpg.

2 – 0 – 60 mph:

If a sports car is what you’re after, the time it takes to go from 0 to 60 mph is important. The S60 can get there in just 6.4 seconds, compared to the A4 which takes 6.7 seconds.

3 – Optional v. Resources

Standard: Standard features are those that usually come in the base model, while optional features are considered extras.

Some of the standard features on the S60 include HD radio, torque vectoring, driver memory, Bluetooth and iPod connections, while these features are considered optional on the A4.

4 – Price:

Lastly, the most important aspect, which is the price. The MSRP starting price of the A4 is R$132,500 while the MSRP starting price of the S60 is R$131,900.

When comparatively speaking, you can easily see that the Volvo S60 is of higher quality and value, giving it ways to shine like the Audi A4 either won’t or can’t.

Often, especially with cars, the best way to see something for yourself is to drive one, which is why Volvo still holds the S60 challenge.

This Swedish automaker is so confident that after just one S60 test drive, you’ll be hooked. So have you taken up the Volvo S60 challenge lately?

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