Compact luxury sport sedans are perennial favorites in Dayton and Centerville, OH, due to their reputation for performance, comfort, and style. Two of the top options among Troy drivers are the Volvo S60 and the Audi A4. Both true European luxury vehicles, the S60 and A4 offer refined driving experiences and interiors. But which of these two luxury sedans is the best choice for Dayton buyers?

We're going to compare the Volvo S60 vs Audi A4 based on the factors our Dayton customers care most about, like performance, luxury, tech features, and safety. If you've been shopping for a compact luxury sedan in the Dayton area, you'll want to keep reading our comparison of the S60 and A4.

Volvo S60 vs Audi A4 - Engines & Driving

While luxury sedans like the S60 and A4 will obviously be packed with more luxury features than more mainstream vehicles, many of our Centerville, OH customers choose them for their superior performance and driving experience. In this section, we're going to compare the engine options and driving experiences offered by both the Volvo S60 and Audi A4.


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The base T5 engine on the Volvo S60 is a 2.0l turbo that makes 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded T6 is also supercharged and produces 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the Audi A4's base engine only makes 188 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. AWD models get a more powerful engine, producing 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft.

As you can see, Dayton drivers receive significantly more power from the base S60, and the upgraded engine also tops the Audi's by a substantial margin. Both the Volvo S60 and Audi A4 come standard with FWD, and can be optioned with AWD. This is a great option for Ohio winters, and for maximizing traction in all driving conditions.

Both vehicles provide a superior driving experience and great handling, but Centerville buyers looking for a true high performance engine from their luxury sedan will prefer the Volvo S60.

Volvo S60 & Audi A4 Features & Technology

As luxury vehicles, both the Volvo S60 and A4 come well-equipped, but the Volvo offers a lot more standard tech equipment. This is particularly true of safety technology. While the Audi A4 comes standard with forward collision warning and mitigation, the Volvo S60 has an entire suite of safety tech. These features include forward collision warning with full-speed automatic emergency braking, run-off road mitigation, lane keeping assist, road sign reader, and a drowsy driver warning system. These features require moving up in trim levels on the Audi A4.

Both vehicles give Troy buyers the latest in infotainment tech with standard Android Auto & Apple CarPlay. However, the Volvo S60 offers a larger, vertical touchscreen, as well as a large digital driver display that replaces the traditional gauge cluster. This is a new addition for 2020, and takes the S60's technology features to a new level.

Both luxury sedans offer refined, luxurious interiors. The Audi A4 has the advantage of standard leather interior, compared to the simulated leather of the Volvo S60, but its interior is more spartan overall due to the difference in technology features. The Volvo S60 will also cost Centerville buyers thousands less, while providing a much longer feature list.

Test Drive the Volvo S60 in Dayton, OH

At Volvo Cars Dayton, we pride ourselves on serving the greater Dayton area with premium vehicles, as well as a truly luxurious buying experience. Compared to the Audi A4, the Volvo S60 offers our Miami Valley customers more power, more features, and a lower price. It's not surprising that the S60 has become one of the most popular luxury sport sedans in Ohio, demonstrating Volvo's commitment to great features, safety, and luxury.

Are you shopping for a luxury sport sedan? Check out our inventory above, and contact us to set up your test drive of the Volvo S60. You can also view our lease specials, and get pre-approved for financing. Volvo Cars Dayton's staff is friendly, professional, and here to answer any questions you have. Don't hesitate to contact us.

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