The 2020 Volvo S60 has a cabin full of space and an interior that boasts an upscale outlook. The S60 also comes with various potent powertrain options that allow a pleasant driving experience. Do you think the 2020 BMW has what it takes to compete against the S60? Read our comparison below to find out.

Design & Style

The 2020 Volvo S60 is able to accommodate up to 5 people within its spacious cabin that looks luxurious with plenty of top-grade materials seen adorning its sides and surfaces. The roomy aspect of its interior, as well as power adjustment options, make it pleasant for all including taller driver or passengers even throughout longer drives. Thus, the issue of leg- and headroom will not arise which makes driving the S60 enjoyable.

The 2020 BMW 3-Series can seat up to a total of 5 people comfortably on its supportive front seats that provide ample cushioning and power adjustment options. Its second row offers sufficient legroom even for tall passengers which is important for long trips. The seats are upholstered in synthetic leather with an option to upgrade to Vernasca leather. The BMW 3-Series has an interior style that evokes a sophisticated feel with expensive materials being used to line its trims and surfaces. Nevertheless, some poor-quality materials can also be seen which may appear slightly shoddy.

Technology & Safety

The 2020 Volvo S60 offers owners a comprehensive list of technological advancements such as a 9-inch touchscreen in the middle stack, a moonroof, remote start, climate control, Android/Apple compatibility, 2 USB ports, and a satellite radio. Additionally, it also comes with safety devices like including collision warning, auto emergency brakes, pedestrian detection, lane departure, keep, and mitigation warning and assists, sign recognition, auto high beams, and rearview camera.

The 2020 BMW 3-Series comes equipped with several tech features including its iDrive system for infotainment that displays crisp graphics, digital assistant, and voice command. For safety, the car offers a rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, collision warning, auto emergency brakes, pedestrian monitor, blind spot monitor, parking sensors, and adaptive headlamps.


The 2020 Volvo S60 is powered by a base 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder T5 engine that can put out 250 horsepower. It rates at 23 mpg of fuel economy in cities and 34 mpg on highways which are higher than average for a vehicle of its class.

The 2020 BMW 3-Series can put out 255 horsepower on a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which can fetch up to 26 mpg and 36 mpg of fuel economy in cities and on highways respectively.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Volvo S60 ensures a robust yet steady ride every time with powerful engine options. The S60 has a roomy interior which styling adapts a lush concept while its seats are cushy and can be enjoyed at both rows.

The 2020 BMW 3-Series can improve on its interior appeal as well as on the functionality of its list of features.

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