2017 Volvo S60 vs. Its Competition

2017 Volvo S60
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Volvo S60 (for now) occupies a space that's somewhere between luxury and premium.

It's priced accordingly, lower than the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, although it can't be trimmed as opulently with as many tech goodies.

The Cadillac ATS is a sharper-looking sedan, although its packaging isn't as efficient.

Acura's TLX is a relatively comparable pick, and has a more-refined powertrain, although it's not as handsome as the S60.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Volvo S60 is a solid alternative to those tired of the German sedan game. It's not as flashy, but it is more sensibly priced.
The 2017 Acura TLX is a near-luxury competitor in a luxury field crowded with very good (and very pricey) cars with European badges on them.
The 2017 Audi A4 advances its sport-sedan credentials in lots of incremental ways, but the virtual cockpit drops the digital mic.
The 2017 BMW M3 is a track-ready sports sedan with an unblemished pedigree that announces to the world: "Ask me what DTM means."
A legitimate sports car in a sedan or coupe body, the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V rewards drivers with exceptionally polished handling and performance, making it truly in the league with Germany's best.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class adds to the impressive roster with a convertible version this year and a newly minted AMG C43 version. Bavaria is even better now.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
T5 FWD DynamicFWD2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium Plus FWD320i Sedan4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWDC 300 Sedan with Sport Pkg
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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