The Volvo S90 and S60: Which is Right for Me?

The Volvo S60 and S90 sedans are great options for drivers in the Elk Grove area who are looking for a hybrid vehicle that can help protect the environment and save on gas costs. The two models each have specific strengths that may make them more desirable for certain customers. At Niello Volvo Cars Sacramento, we can help you find the new Volvo model and trim level that best suits your needs so you can drive home with a vehicle that has all the features you're looking for. Let's look at some details.

What's New For the Volvo S60 In 2021?

Everyone in Davis, CA wishes to drive something classic when it comes to a sedan. The better the class, the worthier the mention. A worthy rival among classic sedans is the new 2021 Volvo S60. There are several additions that Volvo included in the 2021 S60. The upgrades are in areas such as safety aids, technology, and performance.


Most of the new features Roseville, CA buyers will find in this car are dedicated to keeping them safe on the roads around the Stockton area. The new Volvo S60 ensures safety on roads of all kinds at whatever time of day or night. It has active bend lights for the steering wheel. This feature comes in handy on dark roads. It illuminates the road and turns with each turn the steering wheel makes to illuminate dark corners and intersections. The side mirrors are retractable and have automatic dimming. This feature enables easy parking in tight spaces. Also, the mirrors automatically dim when the S60 detects bright headlights from the rear vehicle.

Volvo has also incorporated a speed limit in the car to prevent accidents caused by over-speeding. The speed limit in the 2021 Volvo S60 is 112 mph. All models of the Volvo S60 also have standard blind-spot monitoring. This feature helps Elk Grove, CA area drivers maintain a safe distance between the car ahead and that at the rear when in traffic. It also monitors the blind spot of the driver for any objects or animals, ensuring greater safety for drivers and others on the road.


Powertrain options of the sedan include the T6, T5, and T8. The T8 is a powerful plug-in hybrid option for Sacramento drivers because its power beats that in its rivals' plug-in hybrids. It is the most powerful of the three powertrains with 400 horsepower.

Volvo S60 and S90: High Performers

When it comes to horsepower, the Volvo S60 and S90 sedans are about evenly matched. The only difference comes with the Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription trim. This model will generally be able to hit a higher benchmark than other comparable models. Similarly, this model has a marginally higher horsepower RPM rating, but the difference is minimal.

Interestingly, the Volvo S90 T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid Inscription model can perform even better than the T6 AWD. This model with all-wheel drive can put out nearly 500 pound-feet of torque, which is nearly twice that of some of the other listed models.

In general, you can expect to see slightly better gas mileage in the Volvo S60 than the S90. The difference is minimal, and it is seen most in highway driving rather than city driving. If you're mostly interested in driving around Roseville, this difference would be pretty easily outweighed by other factors that might be more important. Realistically, the difference would amount to a four mile-per-gallon difference at most.

The Volvo S60 model has a fuel capacity of roughly 14.5 gallons, while the Volvo S90 has 15.9. When driving on the highway, this difference could realize itself by extending the range of your vehicle by about 45 miles. Practically, most people don't refill their gas tank when it's completely emptied, and the vehicle is a hybrid, so this 45-mile difference won't necessarily be seen that way by the driver. However, it may space out the time between gas stops if one is spending a lot of time on the highway.

Comparing Design Features

While the Volvo S90 has a very slight edge in fuel capacity, it has a slight disadvantage in cargo capacity. This one-gallon difference results in the S90 having 0.3 fewer cubic feet than its S60 counterpart. With a cargo capacity of 13.8 cubic feet, the S60 has roughly two percent more space for items.

If you're concerned about the size of the car, the Volvo S90 model is very slightly less wide than the Volvo S60, but it is taller and longer. The biggest difference lies in the length, and the Volvo S90 sedan is nearly 13 inches longer than the Volvo S60.

In general, this follows the trend that most other benchmarks between these cars have set. Davis, CA drivers can expect to see a difference of about two percent in fuel economy, size, torque, horsepower, fuel capacity, and interior space.

See for Yourself at Niello Volvo Cars Sacramento

To experience the new Volvo sedans and to help decide which Volvo is right for you, contact a member of our sales team today. We can help you with the decision-making process and alert you to all available sales promotions for the Volvo S60 and S90. Schedule a time to come in and take the new Volvo S60 and the new Volvo S90 out for test drives today!

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