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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Sedan T5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 w/Moonroof 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 w/Moonroof 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $34,615 $37,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $39,404 $42,370
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 18 25 $35,359 $38,020
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 18 25 $35,740 $38,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $37,735 $40,575
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,364 $34,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $32,755 $35,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,130 $61,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $54,805 $58,930
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $41,264 $44,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,422
$32,364
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,300
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$580 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Volvo S60 family shows that sport sedans can feel edgy without giving up their leading edge in safety, design, and interior interior comfort. With a new base four-cylinder engine, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes even more sense for value-conscious (yet image-conscious) luxury shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 37.1
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92 88.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 33.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 180.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Speed Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45R17 P245/40R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 331 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 496 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3307 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3307 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3548 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 1800-4800 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5000 201 @ 5500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.82 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.28 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.15 2.86
Trans Order Code NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93/2.68 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo S60 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multilink Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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