2016 Volvo S60 vs. Its Competition

2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country

The Volvo S60 sits somewhere in a grey zone between premium cars and true luxury cars.

Its rivals are in the same predicament or opportune spot, take your pick.

The Buick Regal offers German design, comfort, and a price that's competitive with the Volvo S60.

The Audi A4 is a more conventional choice for the buyer of an understated, performance-oriented luxury car.

The Mercedes-Benz C Class has superior performance -- and a superior price to go with it.

The Acura TLX might not be as fun to drive, but comes with a reputation for Honda reliability.

The BMW 3-Series is one of the class benchmarks, but it also costs more for fewer amenities.

2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country2016 Volvo S60
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2016 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD2016 Acura TLX
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2016 Audi A42016 Audi A4
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2016 BMW 3-Series2016 BMW 3-Series
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2016 Buick Regal2016 Buick Regal
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Quick Specs
8.6
Already appealing for its good looks and outstanding safety ratings, the 2016 Volvo S60 grows in interesting ways with the long-wheelbase Inscription and Cross Country soft off-roader.
8.2
The 2016 Acura TLX is light on luxury feel, but it has great interior space, lots of technology, and in its base version, supremely enjoyable performance and handling.
8.2
The 2016 Audi A4 is still a handsome, strong competitor with solid fuel economy and good power from its lone engine, even as the current generation comes to a close.
8.2
The 2016 BMW 3-Series delivers outstanding performance and comfort in a tastefully understated package.
8.2
The 2016 Buick Regal turbo intrigues us, with excellent styling and handling; we'd skip the base car, and make sure our back-seat passengers were small.
9.0
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one very charming luxury car; in AMG trim, it's risen above and beyond Bavarian levels of handling.
MSRP From     
$34,150$31,695$35,900$33,150$27,065$38,950
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas/EthanolIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMidsizeCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD4-Door Sedan FWDCVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 320i RWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront 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/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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