The CLA- Class is one of the most elegant coupes out there targeted towards luxury car buyers, while Volvo S60 is a favorite among athletic riders who love jumping into a spacious cabin full of premium materials. Which of the two models should you opt for, as your next investment? 

Design & Style

The 2018 Mercedes Benz CLA-Class is a 4-door coupe that can seat up to 5 people. However, low ceiling and little legroom can make you feel cramped at the back. The cabin features synthetic leather upholstery, along with some hard surfaces as well. The build quality is good enough, but you may need upgrades like leather seats and real wood trim.

For the 2018 Volvo S60, it is not just appealing from the outside but also has enough charm on the inside, with a posh interior and strong build quality. You get supple upgraded leather seats and real wood inlays at uplevel trims. Seating is quite comfortable and supportive in both the rows, and there is adequate cargo space to fit some grocery bags.

Technology & Safety

Speaking of technology, the 2018 Mercedes Benz CLA class comes standard with the COMAND infotainment system, which can be tricky to operate with complex menu layout. Other drawbacks include poor positioning of gear selector stalk and climate controls. Also, you don't get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options in the base model.

For the Volvo S60, there are some standard technology features including the Sensus infotainment system, satellite radio, HD radio, Bluetooth, a moonroof and dual-zone automatic climate control. The City Safety System of Volvo checks for vehicles and pedestrians in front of you, indicating a possible collision and applying the brakes automatically when required. 


The base engine of CLA-class comes standard with a 208-HP Powertrain coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that can be occasionally slow to shift. If you are looking for something more robust, you can opt for the AMG CLA45.

The Volvo S60, on the other hand, is a powerful vehicle with a 4-cylinder turbo engine paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. With a 240 HP rating, the engine moves the sedan with convenience. One can also upgrade to a higher trim level offering both turbocharged and supercharged engine putting out above 300 HP.

The Bottom Line

Volvo S60 is a luxury car model with flawless features and exceptional handling ability. Mercedes-Benz CLA may be quite impressive with its posh exterior and interior, but the engine options are limited. At first, you may be tempted to fall for the brand name of Mercedes-Benz, but given the overall aspect of a car, a smart buyer would pick S60 any day.

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