With its top-of-the-line, performance-oriented T6 R-Design model, Volvo wants to pit the S60 against sport sedans like the 333-hp Audi S4, as well as the 300-hp BMW 335i.
While the S60 may have more power than these models, they're both quicker to deliver, and they have better handling, too.
That's not to say the S60 isn't fun to drive–it's a thrill to drive fast on long stretches, and its ride is exceptional in T6 guise.
The Mercedes-Benz C250 is a solid alternative to the S60 T5, though the S60's rear seat is larger.
If we're looking for an unexpected choice, take a look at the Buick Regal GS.
It's not a looker by comparison to the Volvo, but the performance is there, and it's comfortable for the folks in the front seat.
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