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2018 Volvo V60 vs. Its Competition

2018 Volvo V60
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Wagons of any ilk are few and far between in American showrooms these days, but the Volvo V60’s unusually broad lineup means this five-door can square off against a wide range of rivals.

At the bottom, at least in terms of size and price, is the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and Golf Alltrack.

They’re not as ritzy as the Volvos, but they make great use of their space and they’re even available with a stick shift.

Subaru’s Outback is the perennial winner among consumers at the center of the Venn diagram where cars and crossovers meet, and for good reason.

The BMW 3-Series and Audi A4 Allroad provide a more traditional European take on wagons, much like the V60.

Look to the BMW for a little more on-road performance and an optional diesel, while the A4 Allroad squares off nicely against the V60 Cross Country.

European but with an American badge, the Buick Regal TourX is the latest Outback imitator and it looks to bring a lot of value to the party.

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Quick Specs
7.0
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8.0
The 2018 Audi S4 balances perfectly performance with luxury in a package that's both practical and sharp. Hardly a recipe for excitement, but one that touches all the bases.
6.7
The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.
7.0
Roomy and pleasant to drive, the 2018 Buick Regal is a crossover in car clothing.
7.8
Unless you really need three rows of seats, the 2018 Subaru Outback is the sensible SUV alternative.
6.5
There's a VW Golf for everyone, and they're even better for 2018 thanks to a big tech upgrade inside.
MSRP From     
$38,250$36,000$34,900$24,990$25,895$20,910
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonCompact CarsCompact CarsLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
T5 FWD Dynamic2.0 TFSI ultra Premium S Tronic FWD320i Sedan South Africa4-Door Sedan FWD2.5i1.8T S Manual
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
WagonSedanSedanSedanSport UtilityHatchback
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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