Difference between Volvo S40 and S60
By Theydiffer - January 14, 2016

The Volvo S40 and the Volvo S60 are sedans from the Sweden manufacturer Volvo Cars that look very similar at first glance, but were designed for different needs. In this article we will take a look at the differences between the two cars.


Volvo S40 interior

Differences in the interior

  • Inside the Volvo S40, there is an unusually designed central console and fine upholstery. The Volvo S60, on the other hand has a more classic, iconic interior design, owing to executive car class standards.
Volvo S60 T4 SE interior

Volvo S60 T4 SE interior

Differences in the performance

  • The Volvo S40 has a base 5 cylinder 2.5 liter turbo engine which is capable of 230 horsepower. These are pretty good numbers for a compact sedan. The Volvo S60, on the other hand, is powered by the same 5 cylinder 2.5 liter engine, but capable of only 210 horsepower.


  • The Volvo S40  competes mainly with Toyotas. The S40’s rivals include  the Toyota Corolla and the  Toyota Camry XLE. On the other hand, the executive Volvo S60 has among its German competitors the Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL and the Volkswagen CC Sport. The Japanese rivals of the Volvo S60 include the Honda Accord EX-L and the Honda Civic Si.

Differences in the price

  • Despite the difference in the class, the two Volvo sedans are priced somewhat similarly. The price range for the Volvo S40 is US$28 000 – 32 000, while the price range for the Volvo S60 is US$31 000- 43000.