Compare 2012 Volvo S60 vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2012 Volvo S60
2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 w/Moonroof
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
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport 21 31 $32,364 $34,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Luxury 21 31 $32,755 $35,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 21 31 $34,615 $37,220
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 18 25 $35,359 $38,020
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 18 25 $35,740 $38,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 20 29 $37,735 $40,575
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 19 28 $39,404 $42,370
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 28 $41,264 $44,370
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $54,805 $58,930
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $57,130 $61,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,422
$32,364
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,300
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$580 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
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
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 12.4
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.8 17.4
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 1800-4800 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S60 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash 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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Rollover Rating

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