2014 Volvo S60 vs. Its Competition

2014 Volvo S60
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

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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The 2014 Volvo S60 offers safe, well-crafted design, and runs the gamut from comfortable and quiet to flamboyant and edgy.
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The 2014 Audi A4 and S4 are trim, tech-savvy alternatives to the usual German luxury sedans, and to one stunningly good American one.
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The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles.
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It's the best driver's car in the lineup, and the 2014 Buick Regal adds better infotainment and safety--with a slight cut to the GS' power.
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For those who have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense.
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