2019 Volvo S60 vs. Its Competition

2019 Volvo S60
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Though buyers have started to move toward crossover SUVs, compact luxury sedans offer many compelling reasons not to follow the crowd.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, with its swoopy styling and cossetting ride quality, makes an easy favorite.

Don't count out the tech-forward Audi A4, though, or the shapely Jaguar XE.

The BMW 3-Series was once the default here, but today's model is soft unless the right options are selected.

Finally, if you’re open to sensual sustainability, maybe the Tesla Model 3 fits the bill.

Its all-electric driving fits the next-century profile of a Volvo buyer, but its interior’s more suited to a Playskool My First Computer toy and its build quality makes “iffy” sound like a relatively strong endorsement.

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Quick Specs
7.3
The 2019 Volvo S60 hits a sport-sedan sweet spot, somewhere between nurturing and overbearing.
6.4
The 2019 Jaguar XE delivers legitimate sport-sedan goodness.
7.0
The 2019 Audi A4 is hiding in plain sight as one of the automaker’s most complete and well-rounded cars.
7.3
The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come.
7.0
Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.
7.3
The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is a glimpse of the future in many ways; but it’s far from perfect.
MSRP From     
$35,800$39,900$37,400$40,250$41,400$35,000
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Electric
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
T5 FWD MomentumS RWDPremium 40 TFSI330i SedanC 300 SedanStandard Range Battery RWD *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
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Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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