The 2019 Volvo V60 is the best choice if you are after a reliable car that is also both pretty and high-tech. It is not a sedan but not a full-sized SUV either so it means that this car has the most perfect size to cruise around the city or when having a quick escape away from all the bustles. It is from Volvo so you can expect this car to be safe every single time. 

The Avalon, however, is a full-sized sedan that is gearing for adventurous waters for this model year. Let us check if it is able to nail down a great vehicle or is just trying too hard to rival established cars like the V60.

Design & Style

For its design, the V60 is proportionate and has that distinct Scandinavian styling that is always present on other Volvos. It has a concave grille that makes the car instantly recognizable even from a distance. The exterior also has more details that make it stand out such as the brighter LED head and tail lights. It may be sexy on the outside but wait until you check out the cabin! The interior is full of glam details but what makes it truly attractive is the fact that the cabin layout looks airy and comfortable.

Unlike the uninspired styling of its predecessors, this year's Avalon is more daring. It has sharp lines on its body and they gave the exterior a sort of an aggressive appeal.

Technology & Safety

To match the lovely interior, the infotainment system of the V60 is also well-thought of and has exceptional features. The graphics alone are impressive with such clarity. The precise navigation system is a great complement to the rest of the car's driver safety aids.

The Entune infotainment system from Toyota is surprisingly good and the Avalon is lucky to have it. This is why it is a huge disappointment that they fell short of the smartphone integration because only Apple devices are compatible via Apple CarPlay. The car safety features are also okay with the standard set of driver aids.


To ensure a sporty driving experience, the V60 is equipped with a 250 hp 4-cylinder engine. It delivers power so smoothly and you can expect for a crisp and responsive acceleration from it.

Across all trims of the Avalon is a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine for a total of 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. It is pleasant to drive especially with a never-grabby brake system.  

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Toyota Avalon may be fast but it does not offer a complete package to make for a luxurious drive. The 2019 V60, however, is a perfect luxury vehicle to have as it is fast, gorgeous, and has ultra-modern entertainment and safety features.

Ready to Schedule Your Volvo V60 Test Drive Today?

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