2015 Volvo S60 vs. Its Competition

2015 Volvo S60
John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor

The 2015 Volvo S60 comes in a wide variety of configurations, all of them delivering unparalleled safety.

At the bottom, there's a sporting European sedan with good fuel economy that faces off against the Acura TLX; add $20K and you can have the T6 R Design model that Volvo wants to pit against the 333-hp Audi S4.

The S60 is fun to drive, and a good long-distance tourer, but it's not the same league--for performance or handling--as competitors like the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, or the more luxurious and solid Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The Infiniti Q70 (formerly Infiniti M range) is larger inside and out, and not as sporty, but its flashy shape and luxurious interior are at the opposite end of the scale from the Volvo.

One dark-horse contender might be the German-designed Buick Regal GS, perhaps not as striking in looks but a good performer that's comfortable up front--and price-competitive.

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Quick Specs
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The 2015 Volvo S60 remains a striking shape with unbeatable safety ratings and equipment, and offers a range of models from quiet and comfortable to flamboyant and edgy.
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The 2015 Acura TLX offers impressive performance, ample features, and smart value.
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The 2015 Audi A4 and S4 sedans are tech-laden, trim, handsome alternatives to the other expected German cars, as well as one very good American one.
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The Regal GS is the best driver's car in the Buick lineup, and it makes for an interesting alternative for cars like the Volvo S60.
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Forget this model's recent past; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes a half-step up in size and a full step ahead of its peer set in sophistication -- and it's now one very charming luxury car.
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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     
$33,300$31,445$35,500$27,065$38,400$35,800
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas/EthanolIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsMidsizeCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanFrontTrak SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2015 Volvo S60 vs. 2015 Acura TLX2015 Volvo S60 vs. 2015 Audi A42015 Volvo S60 vs. 2015 Buick Regal2015 Volvo S60 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class2015 Volvo S60 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class