2014 Volvo S60 vs. Its Competition

2014 Volvo S60
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior 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 driveā€“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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2014 Audi Allroad2014 Audi A4
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2014 Buick Regal GS2014 Buick Regal
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Quick Specs
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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.
8.4
With its perky, composed all-wheel-drive performance, the 2014 Audi Allroad isn't just the family pick of the A4 lineup; it's a better-driving alternative to taller crossovers.
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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.
MSRP From    
$32,400$33,800$32,750$29,690$35,800
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4TurbochargedIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMidsizeCompact Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan T5 FWD4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 320i RWD4-Door Sedan Turbo FWD4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanFrontTrak SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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