The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class won our hearts and a chunk of our long-term fleet budget when we named it the Best of 2015. Now that it is in regular rotation in our test fleet we’re able to pit it against its direct competition.
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Volvo’s S60 received some updates for 2015, including a new power plant and a high-tech gauge cluster. We pitted our turbocharged four-cylinder, all-wheel-drive C300 against a supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder S60 with front-wheel drive. Both were priced nearly identically, came equipped with navigation and had similar safety features too.
Here’s how they compared after being put through a drive route on city and suburban streets as well as highway surfaces in nearly zero-degree weather.