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15 Cars Similar to Volvo S60

Grey Volvo S60 displayed at a carshow.

Cars Similar to Volvo S60- My Top Picks:

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • Hyundai Genesis 
  • Maserati Ghibli

Volvo S60

Red Volvo S60 displayed at a showroom.

Cost:$39,600 – $50,710

Fuel Efficiency: 4.0 gals/100 miles

Trim levels are: Eight

Top Speed:0-60/mph in 6.4secs for T5-R and 4.3 secs for T8 hybrid drivetrain

Seating: 5

What I Like: Spectacular safety features, including alert for cross traffic, driving comfortably and it’s worth the price.

The Volvo S60 may not be the first luxury sedan that comes to people’s minds when they’re looking to get into a new car… wait, wait – it may not have been. Now it will be.

That’s because this is the Volvo S60 2020 model, which is all-new from the ground up. It’s striking to look at, svelte inside, and smartly priced and packaged.

Cars Similar to the Volvo S60

White Volvo S60 parked on a roadside.

Below are 15 cars across the globe that are similar in multiple ways to the Volvo S60, from affordable to ransom-money prices. There’s Alfa Romeo, Honda Accord, Hyundai Genesis, and more. All of them are similar in some ways yet unique in many ways. You’ll find a favorite or two somewhere along the way.

1. Alfa Romeo

Red Alfa Romeo displayed at a car showroom.

Cost: $77,990 – $288,000

Fuel Efficiency: 6-8.4L per 100km

The Trim levels are: Gtam(the best), GTA, Quadrifoglio, Sport, and Veloce

Top Speed: 191/mph and 0-60 within 3.8 secs. for the 2022 Giulia Quadrifoglio.

Seating: 5

Similarity to Volvo S60:

Both cars are safe, and talk about speed and handling the corners, they both pack a grunt. The Volvo T5-R design matches up well due to its adaptive suspension allowing it to handle rough surfaces well.

What I Like: I like the fact that it’s not German, it has an improved in-cabin feel and has a better value than when it initially came out. It also has a five-star safety rating. Love the sharp steering wheel, enhanced multimedia system,m and snug bucket seat. 

Alfa Romeo Giulia 2022 costs $63,950 for the entry-level Sedan Giulia Sport and $288,000 for the top-of-the-line Sedan Giulia Gtam grade. You can use Premium Unleaded fuel in the Alfa Romeo Guille. 

The Sedan 2.0L 8 SP Automatic through the Sedan 2.9L 8 SP Automatic have different engine capacities and transmissions. Its HP is between 280 and 505.

2. Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis with racing modifications.

Cost:$29,888 – $41,000

Fuel Efficiency: 21/31 mpg

Trim levels are: sensory package and ultimate package

Top Speed: 170/mph and 0-60 in 4.5 secs

Seating: 5

Similarity to Volvo S60: In sport mode, it gives you a similar ride to the Volvo, luxurious, spacious 

What I Like: Makes you feel like you’re driving a car twice the price. Specs galore! No other Hyundai comes close, and it’s also a jab at the Germans and Lexus, with all of its cutting-edge technology. It has Benz-like spacing plus five years of service and guarantee.

Rear-wheel drive is provided by a 3.8-liter V6 gasoline engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Genesis (base) starts at $56,430 and goes up to $86,570 for the Genesis (top) (Ultimate Pack). 

With a starting MSRP of $86,570, the Genesis is Hyundai’s most costly vehicle — and the Genesis line is expected to grow to six models by 2018. Its HP is between 311 and 420.

3. Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli displayed at a Maserati showroom.

Cost:$139,990 – $265,000

Fuel Efficiency:12.3L/100km

Trim levels are:Ghibli S Q4, Ghibli S, Ghibli

Top Speed: 178/mph and 0-60 in 4.7 secs with a Power Output of 424

Seats: 5

Similarity to Volvo S60: It’s luxurious, spacious, has a high safety rating and 

What I Like: looking for a sexy car inside and outside? This is it! Yes, it’s German, but that’s my exception. When I’m out of my speedy Gonzalez mindset and want the ultimate cruise on the road, the Ghibli offers this, mind you, it’s still a fast car but behaves the way you want it to. 

Take it to the race track and find out that it’s at the top level when it comes to European performance in sedans. I’ll retire in this car – if only in my dreams. The GT has 345 HP with a maximum speed of 166/mph. The acceleration is 5.5.

4. Alpina B5

Emerald green Alpina B5 on a showroom.

Cost: $159,100 – $201,190

Fuel Efficiency:10.9L/100km

Trim levels are: Saloon and Touring

Top Speed: 205/kph and 0-100 in 3.5 secs

Seating: 5   

Similarity to Volvo S60: fast, luxurious

What I Like: The spoiler at the front which you can get in gold, glossy black, or silver is hot! The lighted door sills and headrests that are embossed are hard to resist. If you crave attention, this car will be the ultimate conversation piece.

When it comes to the BMW ALPINA B5, you get the best of everything in a sleek and modern package. Incredibly, at only 2,000 revolutions per minute, the 4.4-liter V8 having bi-turbo charging produces 457 kW (621 horsepower) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of ultimate torque.

5. Audi A3

Red Audi A3 displayed at a showroom.

Cost: $30,992 – $52,888

Fuel Efficiency: 42.5mpg

Trim levels are: Premium and Premium Plus FWD, AWD

Top Speed: 138/mph in hybrid function and 0-62 in 7.6 secs

Similarity to Volvo S60: affordability and size

What I Like: Spectacular looks, top-grade Quattro AWD, and AEB on every grade. An inexpensive way to enter the prestige Audi brand.

There are three performance models (RS3, S3, and 1.8 TFSI) that can all accelerate from zero to 60mph in under 7 seconds, while all A3 Sportbacks can reach at least 120mph. An electric motor and a 148bhp 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine work together to produce 201bhp and 350Nm of torque in the A3 e-Tron.

Using zero-emission electric power, Audi claims it can go 31 miles at 81mph. However, even though the e-Tron has an additional 125kg of batteries, it still runs well and does not feel overly heavy on the open road because of its silent punch.

6. BMW 3 Series

Black BMW 3 Series Parked at the side of a scenic highway.

Cost:$64,888 – $122,900

Fuel Efficiency:3.6 gals/100 miles

Trim levels are: M340i drive, M340i, 330e derive, 330i derive, 330e, and 330i

Top Speed: 155/mph and 0-60 in 3.9 seconds

Seating: 5

Similarity to Volvo S60: comfort and safety.

What I Like: Drivers who favor PHEV will be happy with this one and its EV commuting capability is functional. As for quality, it is up there with both the interior design and overall presentation.

The 3 Series gives you an MPG 26/36 with horsepower between 255 and 288. It carries a 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. They also carry an AWD and RWD driveline and boast a five-star National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rating.

As for the warranty, you get a basic powertrain of four years or 50,000 miles. 

7. Chrysler 300

Grey Chrysler 300 at a Chrysler car brand showroom.

Cost: $47,998 – $72,990

Fuel Efficiency: 13L/100km

Trim levels are: 5 trim levels comprising C, Limited, A, and L Touring trim,  plus Touring

Top Speed:175/mph and 0-60 in under five seconds

Seats: 5

Similarity to Volvo S60: Sleek look,  

What I Like: It’s obvious I like big cars, plus it shifts smoothly and accelerates well. 

Chrysler’s big sedan was released in 2005, but upgrades and tweaks keep it stylish as well as relatively contemporary as we move through the ’20s. There are two models of this huge four-door sedan, both of which are rear-wheel-drive. 

With the V-6, the 300S has enough power, however, a large American car like this needs a sleek V-8, and the 300C offers one of these in the 363-hp V-8 which gives seamless and calm power, making the 300C a better choice. The 300 isn’t a sports sedan, even though it has two powerful engine options.

8. Holden Calais

Cost:$24,965 – $43Cost

Fuel Efficiency: 9.1L/100km

Trim levels are: Seven trim levels

Top Speed: 160/mph and 0-60 in 6.9 seconds

Seating: 5

Similarity to Volvo S60: pricing, comfort, aesthetics

What I Like: The V6 is kicking, it has a great safety kit and of course, it is spacious. 

For this Holden, the drag time across a quarter-mile is 14.7 sec according to ProfessCars™ estimates, and it can go 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds,  100mph in 16 seconds, and 124 mph in 28.1. 

9. Honda Accord

Red Honda Accord on a Honda showroom.

Cost: $44,200 – $55,880

Fuel Efficiency: 4.3L/100km

Trim levels are: 7 from 2 hybrids to LX, 2 sports, and touring.

Top Speed: 126/mph and 0-60 in 5.7 seconds

Seats: 5

Similarity to Volvo S60:

What I Like: Who doesn’t love Honda, more specifically the Accord? It comes with a tranquil interior, a hybrid powertrain that’s economical, and yessss a wonderful surround sound system. After all, we have those crazy days, when only some great music can let you destress. It packs HP between 192 and 252.

To get the Accord VTi-LX Hybrid up to speed, it uses a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors. A constantly shifting automatic transmission provides the front wheels with the necessary power.

The Accord Hybrid’s performance is 2 kW lower than the Camry Hybrid, although, in reality, it’s difficult to notice the distinction.

Because it is a petrol-electric hybrid, the Accord Hybrid does not require a charging cable. Instead, the gasoline engine charges the battery.

10. Infiniti Q50

Infiniti Q50 displayed at a car showroom.

Cost:$24,999 – $35,998

Fuel Efficiency:7.3L/100km

Trim levels are: Red Sport 400, Sensory, and Luxe

Top Speed: 155/mph 0-60 in 4.5 seconds

Seats: 5

Similarity to Volvo S60: They both make the effort to impress you while giving you value. 

What I Like: It packs a powerful V6 engine, is so macho, and gives you value for your money. The lighting is ambient, the leather seats come with red stitching which you’ll like even if it’s not your favorite color and they’ve redesigned the steering wheel. 

With an HP of 300 to 400, the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 fuel engine is housed within the nose of the Q50 Red Sport and it is stunning. In my opinion, this vehicle is a component of a technologically advanced jewel containing a priceless stone that emits 298kW/475Nm of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission provides power to the rear wheels while shifting gears.

11. Mercedes Benz C-Class

Black Mercedes Benz C-Class, portrait shot.

Cost: $52,999 – $194,982

Fuel Efficiency: 6.4L/100km

Trim levels are:Mercedes-AMG® C 63 A, AMG® C 63, AMG® C 43, Mercedes-Benz C 300, C 300 4MATIC®* 

Top Speed:0-60 in 4.7 seconds

Similarity to Volvo S60: Safety, comfort

What I Like: The comfort is next level and it features a fresh standard 10.25-inch screen, plus a 12.3-inch virtual device cluster, and its C 43 is a softer aspect of force. 

The twin-turbo V6 petrol engine growls and gurgles as you change through the gears when the transmission is set on the sport. 

Even though the V8 C 63 S is far more ferocious, the C 43 offers a softer type of wildness that is simpler to manage while still being a lot of fun. Back roads are a fantastic place to test your C 43 Estate. Although the C 43’s 0-100km/h time is just under a second slower than the C 63 S, it’s still packing a punch.

HP between 255 and 503.

12. Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera parked on a parking lot.

Cost:$159,200 – $201,300

Fuel Efficiency:2.5L/100Km

Trim levels are 8 trims in the 4, 4S, GTS, and Turbo.

Top Speed: 196/mph and 0-60 in 2.6 seconds

Seats: 4

Similarity to Volvo S60: Both likable, nice interior

What I Like: the speed, and did I say the speed? With its HP between 325 and 620, it gets to 60mph in under three seconds. What it lacks in personality it makes up for in power.

How this car flows is just too effortless. The V-8’s whispering noise reaches its peak of 76 decibels when pushed to its limit. This isn’t the GT63’s ear-splitting thrashing—this is a luxurious hatchback with a quiet interior.

Its response time and exhaust note get a boost from Sports Plus mode. The 4E- Hybrid is stylish and fast but not as much as you’d like it to be.

13. Peugeot 508

White Peugeot 508 displayed at a showroom.

Cost:$46,888 – $59,990

Fuel Efficiency:6.3L/100km

Trim levels are GT, Allure Premium, and Active Premium.

Top Speed:155/ mph and 0-62 in 4.3 seconds

Seat: 5

Similarity to Volvo S60: Enjoyable ride, nice interior, five seats, and maximum safety.

What I Like:There is only one mode of propulsion, in other words, a single drive train. It has a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 165 kW/300 Nm of power, which is more than enough for most people’s needs. Consider that, even a few years ago, many V6 engines couldn’t put out that much power.

The new automatic transmission is a torque converter with eight speeds that drives the front wheels exclusively. Peugeot’s streamline-and-conquer technique excludes features like AWD and diesel engines. It has an HP output of 217.

14. Rolls Royce Ghost

White Rolls Royce Ghost appearing at a car meet.

Cost:$500,500 – $632,830

Fuel Efficiency:15.0L/100km

Trim levels are:Sedan and extended wheelbase sedan

Top Speed: 155/mph and 0-60 in 4.3 seconds

Similarity to Volvo S60: amazing safety system, comfort

What I Like: you get a mind-blowing experience on this ride with its state-of-the-art comfort, perfect quality, and understated style.

When you rev up the new Ghost’s 6-cylinder V12 (also found in the Cullinan SUV), it puts out 563hp as well as 850Nm (pounds-per-foot) of torque, respectively.

Automatic transmission at eight speeds and a Ghost-specific engine map keep all four wheels permanently connected.

15. Subaru WRX

Subaru WRX STI with racing modifications.

Cost: $45,999 – $74,990

Fuel Efficiency: 8.6L/100km

Trim levels are Limited, Premium, and Basic.

Top Speed:155/mph and 0-60 in 6 seconds

Similarity to Volvo S60: Similar top speed, comfort, and safety.

What I Like: This year’s Subaru WRX is built for traction on any terrain and a sporty driving experience. To get from zero to sixty miles per hour, how does it perform? New research demonstrates that the 2020 Subaru WRX is quicker than 10 performance cars plus roadsters from 0-60 mph in terms of fuel economy as well as speed. And it’s only a little slower than three.

Due to the survey’s focus on speed and fuel efficiency rather than sheer speed, the Subaru WRX STI had not been subjected to Consumer Reports’ testing. A 2.0-liter boxer engine that’s turbocharged with direct injection, produces 23 mpg mixed in the WRX, compared to the STI’s 2.5-liter unit.