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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 Volvo S80 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class than in the Volvo S80, due to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, drivers may find the Volvo S80 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Volvo S80 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo S80. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Volvo S80 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is much slimmer than the Volvo S80, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is slightly shorter than the Volvo S80, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volvo S80.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has about the same turning radius as the Volvo S80, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Volvo S80. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Volvo S80. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less cargo capacity than the Volvo S80, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo S80.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $38,950 - $73,250

2016 Volvo
S80

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MSRP*: $43,450 - $48,375
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% --
City MPG: 18 - 25 25
Highway MPG: 25 - 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $36,224 - $68,123 $40,843 - $45,473

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.