Europeans have the opportunity to cross shop the Volvo V60 with all-three German premium estates, including Audi’s A4 Avant that has been on the market since last year, BMW’s 3-Series Touring that will soon be replaced, and Mercedes‘ recently revealed C-Class Wagon (or Estate) facelift.
In the United States, only the BMW 3-Series Touring (for now, at least) and the Allroad version of Audi‘s A4 are offered. Technically, you could include Buick’s Regal Wagon as a potential rival for the V60 in the States too.
In this poll, we decided to pit the V60 against the most recently announced model, the updated C-Class Wagon. Both of them will celebrate their world premieres at the Geneva Motor Show, with the Volvo understandably gathering the most interest since it’s the all-new member of the segment and not an updated version of an existing model.
However, the new Mercedes C-Class Estate will come armed with technologies straight from the S-Class as well as new petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains. Mercedes will reveal the technical details at Geneva.
The new Volvo V60 on the other hand offers bigger dimensions and a roomier interior for starters, measuring 4,761mm (187.5 in.) in length against 4,702mm (185.1 in.) of the Mercedes. Boot volume with the rear seats up is 529lt in the Volvo and 490lt in the Mercedes.
Both of them are considered among the most stylish models in the segment, despite the fact that both Volvo and Mercedes have resulted in the Russian doll effect for their respective model ranges.
Whereas the Volvo adopts a more square and muscular stance, the Mercedes has a more rounded and organic shape.
As for their interiors, the two models offer a lovely atmosphere with great quality and that necessary expensive feeling. Features like a digital instrument cluster and a big infotainment screen with all the toys are present in both models.
It all comes down to which design language you like the most really, but real customers maybe (just maybe!) base their decision on other factors too!
Have you picked one yet? Good. Let’s see which one between the Volvo V60 and the Mercedes C-Class Estate is the hottest premium mid-size wagon right now.