When you're going to see a show in the cultural district of downtown Pittsburgh, PA, then you want to arrive at opening night in style. That's why you're looking for a luxury sedan like the Volvo S60 or Mercedes-Benz C300. While both vehicles have been popular among drivers throughout the South Hills, including McMurray, PA, and many other neighborhoods, it's important to choose the luxury car that's right for you.

The team at Bobby Rahal Volvo Cars South Hills is here to help you compare these two vehicles based on their powertrains and interior dimensions. So, contact us and take the wheel of a car you love today!

Volvo S60 vs Mercedes-Benz C300: Powertrain Specs

If you want a powerful engine, then you'll love the way the powertrain hums in either of these luxury sedans. They both come equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine, although the one in the Volvo is also supercharged, adding an extra kick. In fact, that supercharger does make a difference, as you can see here:


Volvo S60

Mercedes-Benz C300


2.0L turbocharged and supercharged I-4

2.0L turbocharged I-4


260 horsepower

255 horsepower

Not only does the Volvo S60 provide a bit more energy from the engine, but it also features an available smart all-wheel drive (AWD) system. This system is intelligent enough to actively adapt to your roadway conditions, whether you're driving along streets that are covered in rain, snow, or rays of sunshine.

The Volvo S60 Hybrid

While we're talking about powertrains, it's important to note that the Volvo S60 offers a plug-in hybrid option that can heavily boost your sedan's fuel economy, according to EPA estimates. Not only is it efficient, but it's also powerful. The Volvo S60 Recharge powertrain pairs a 2.0L turbocharged and supercharged I-4 engine with an 87-horsepower electric motor.

This combination results in 400 combined horsepower and 472 lb-ft of combined torque. The Volvo is a perfect choice if you want a hybrid option.

Interior Dimensions of the Volvo and Mercedes-Benz

Knowing that the Volvo S60 and Mercedes-Benz C300 are luxury sedans, it's no surprise that they offer such luxuriously spacious interiors! You can get a good feel for the inside of these cars by glancing at the dimensions below:


Volvo S60

Mercedes-Benz C300




Headroom (front/rear)

37.4/37.2 inches

37.1/37.1 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

42.3/35.2 inches

41.7/35.2 inches

As you can see, both vehicles can accommodate a total of five passengers comfortably. That includes you as the driver and four of your closest friends. You'll also notice that they have similar dimensions; however, the Volvo does offer slightly more legroom and headroom for the driver and front passenger. Even a little bit of extra space can make a big difference for drivers and passengers.

However, if you want to open up the space even more and let in some fresh air, both the Volvo S60 and Mercedes-Benz C300 offer a panoramic roof. Open it up and take a deep breath as you enjoy a nice breeze and ample sunlight.

Explore the Volvo S60 and Mercedes-Benz C300

While both the Volvo S60 and Mercedes-Benz C300 bring plenty with them to the streets of Pittsburgh and McMurray, Pennsylvania, the team at Bobby Rahal Volvo Cars South Hills found that the Volvo provides more of what local drivers are looking for.

Do you want to try it for yourself? Contact us and schedule a test drive today!

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