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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2014 Volvo S80 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volvo S80 than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its greater 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as you will with the Volvo S80, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volvo S80.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volvo S80.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volvo S80, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Volvo S80.

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 significantly less cargo room than the Volvo S80, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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


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2014 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $35,800 - $60,250
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2014 Volvo
S80

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MSRP*: $39,900 - $48,150
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,500 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 - 22 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 19 - 31 25 - 29
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $33,294 - $56,033 $37,506 - $45,261

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