When we compare the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's and the Volvo S60's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has the advantage in the areas of resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. The Volvo S60 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and reliability. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's and the Volvo S60's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Volvo S60 Pricing
A used 2024 Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranges from $47,039 to $58,250 while a used 2024 Volvo S60 is priced between $42,885 to $50,849. For a new model, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's price is between $49,164 and $62,438, with the Volvo S60 priced between $43,537 and $52,190.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Volvo S60 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class loses 46.8 percent of its value and the Volvo S60 loses 57 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz C-Class retains 10.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Volvo S60.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Volvo S60 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 8.9 out of 10 while the Volvo S60's quality rating is 8.5 out of 10. This results in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class being ranked 4 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Volvo S60 being ranked 10 out of 36. Out of 30 Best Luxury Compact Cars, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is ranked 4 and the Volvo S60 is ranked 10.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Volvo S60 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 8.2 out of 10. For the Volvo S60 the reliability rating is 8.6 out of 10. This gives the Volvo S60 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the Volvo S60 base engine makes 247 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Volvo S60 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.