Anyone looking to invest their hard-earned cash on a car will look forward to buying a vehicle with great functionality and brand value. Two such models that are popular buys include the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2018 Volvo V60. We are going to compare both these cars, in order to make your choice easier.

Design & Style

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class seats four, with a couple of sculpted rear seats rather than the bench. The front seats have plenty of space to find a comfortable position with excellent visibility. However, you would be hesitant to jump into the rear seats, as they are quite cramped. The cabin is full of high-grade synthetic leather, combining beautiful styling with modern controls.

At the very first glance, you would be impressed with the polished exterior finish of the 2018 Volvo V60. Don't fall for the size of this compact wagon, as there is ample space and roominess to stretch out. The premium-grade upholstery along with plenty of soft-touch surfaces give you an opulent feel to be inside.

Technology & Safety

Technology-wise both the models have a lot to offer. Some of the standard features in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class include modern and intuitive infotainment system with complicated menus. The touchpad and rotary knob create a perplexing set of controls, while you don't have control for common functions like skipping the song. Smartphone connectivity options include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Some of the active safety technology includes Mercedes Pre-Safe, driver drowsiness monitoring, a rearview camera, crosswind assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and forward collision warning.

The 2018 Volvo V60 includes a simple set of standard features that are easy to use and master.  A Sensus infotainment system comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen, satellite radio, HD radio, 8-speaker audio system, Bluetooth and USB ports. In terms of safety features, you have Queue Assist and Distance Alert in the Volvo technology package, while low-speed collision warning with emergency braking comes standard in every model of Volvo V60.


For the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the base engine is quite average, although it provides smooth performance and decent acceleration. It comes with a 241 HP rating, combining a 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This is where the Volvo V60 has an edge having the same engine specifications, but offering higher power output and smoother acceleration.

The Bottom Line

The 2018 Volvo V60 delivers on ride quality, handling ability, fuel economy, and power, compared to other wagons having boring driving dynamics.  The C-Class takes a beating in terms of performance and is certainly not a better choice than V60.

Ready to Schedule a 2018 Volvo V60 Test Drive Today?

Do you want to see and experience for yourself what this Volvo vehicle has to offer? Visit us at Volvo Cars Manhattan today! Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable and can provide pertinent advice regarding car purchase, servicing, financing, and more. Contact us today and book a test drive for the 2018 Volvo V60 now!


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