Volvo V60 vs Subaru Outback

Let's take a closer look at the Volvo V60 and the Subaru Outback!

Looking to get in on the wagon bandwagon? We've put two of the leading station wagons head to head to see which comes out on top. While the Subaru is a capable family vehicle, the Volvo V60 offers powerful engines, an advanced chassis, and top-notch Scandinavian craftsmanship. All of these sophisticated elements come together to provide a versatile vehicle that helps you live your life to the fullest. Gerald Jones Volvo in Augusta, Georgia, has years of experience serving the greater CSRA and looks forward to helping you find your perfect car. Read more about the V60 below, and come see us today to take a test drive!


The V60 T5 comes standard with a 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 258 lbs-ft. of torque, overshadowing the Outback's standard 2.5 DOHC engine that only offers 175 horsepower and 174 lbs-ft. of torque. The V60 also gets better fuel mileage than the Outback, and the V60's brakes also provides better stopping power. The V60 simply delivers both capability and excellent comfort no matter your journey. With a choice of drive modes, the entire driving experience is tailored to you. Using the rotary controller, you can easily switch between the three default settings for engine, steering, brakes, automatic gearbox, stability control system, and engine stop/start function. 

Interior Style and Comfort

While the Subaru offers many smart features in the cabin to help make your drive a bit easier, the Volvo continues to take it one step further. The Outback features seat memory on its driver's seat, while the Volvo V60 has both driver and passenger seat memory to help make it easy when drivers switch. The V60 offers a heads-up display, rain-sensitive wipers, tilt-down mirrors to help with backing up, optional air-conditioned seats, and Park Assist Pilot to help make parallel parking easier. The Outback does not offer these features.


It's no secret that Volvo has legendary safety ratings. While both the V60 and Outback offer child safety locks, standard driver and passenger airbags, traction control, and lane departure warning systems, the Volvo simply offers more standard safety features overall. The V60's Automatic Braking After Collision feature helps prevent secondary crashes in the event of a collision. The V60 also has an optional 360° camera to help alert the driver of any nearby objects or vehicles, while also providing an alert to help prevent a crash. The Outback does not offer this.


Visit the Gerald Jones Volvo Showroom in Augusta Today!

If you would like to learn more about the new Volvo V60, come see us at Gerald Jones Volvo today and take a test drive! We are the area's leading Volvo dealer and pride ourselves on our commitment to quality customer service. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any questions you might have and we are always available to assist you in any way possible during the car-buying process.