Can the 2019 Volvo S60 Take on the Best From Germany? | Edmunds

Edmunds Senior Reviews Editor Mark Takahashi is a big fan of the sporty luxury sedan class that has been dominated by BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. He's also been impressed by Volvo's recent renaissance. At long last, the two have come together with the all-new 2019 Volvo S60 that has the performance, style and smarts to challenge the Germans.

Q: How much does the 2019 Volvo S60 cost?
A: Prices start at $36,795 for the T5 Momentum and climb to over $56,000 for the T8 Inscription.

Q: What kind of engines are available?
A: The base T5 has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower. The 316-hp T6 uses an engine that's both turbocharged and supercharged. The T8 adds a plug-in hybrid electric system for a combined output of 400 hp and an electric-only driving range of 21 miles.

Q: Which one should I get?
A: The T5 engine will likely be an excellent choice for the majority of drivers, and the base Momentum trim is packed with features. If you have a penchant for performance, get the T6 R-Design. We'd avoid the pricey T8 engine for its weird braking behavior.

Q: What are its main competitors?
The BMW 3 Series, the Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Read our First Drive of the 2019 Volvo S60 here:

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