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[YesAuto Model PK] Following the popularity of SUV models in China, what will be the next “fire”? At present, the most popular seems to be the station wagon, which is very popular in the European market by virtue of its larger trunk than ordinary sedan and more flexible space combination; better handling and lower fuel consumption than SUV models. In China, although the Santana Travel Edition and Peugeot 505SW have been localized in the early 1990s, they have not been accepted by domestic consumers. Market performances such as the Excelle Travel Edition and Mazda 6 Travel Edition that appeared afterwards were also dismal. The reason, in addition to the price factor, is mainly related to the people's car concept at that time.

However, with the improvement of people’s living standards, everyone’s understanding and demand for cars have also changed. In the case of sedan and SUV models “bad streets”, the choice of station wagons seems to be used by trendy people to show their individuality. , One of the new ways to advertise taste and style of life. Today, the editor brings you a comparison article between the Mercedes-Benz C200 Fashion Travel Edition and Volvo V60 2.0T T5 Zhiya Edition. The market price of both models is about 330,000 yuan.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Touring and Volvo V60 latest price changes quotation table
Model Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C200 Fashion Travel Edition
Volvo V60
2.0T T5 Zhiya Edition
Guide price (ten thousand yuan) 42.50 342,900
Discount amount (ten thousand yuan) ↘10.00 ↘1.29
Current price (ten thousand yuan) 32.50 33.00
Note: The quotation content is collected from dealers in Shanghai, for reference only

Judging from the manufacturer's guide prices of the Mercedes-Benz C200 Fashion Travel Edition and Volvo V60 2.0T T5 Zhiya Edition, it seems that they are not in direct competition. However, it is interesting that, taking the Shanghai market as an example, the current discount rate for the Mercedes-Benz C200 Fashion Travel Edition is about 100,000 yuan, and the actual transaction price has fallen below 330,000 yuan; the main sales model of Volvo V60 car series 2.0T T5 Zhiya The guide price of the version is 342,900 yuan, but the actual transaction price is also around 330,000 yuan, which happens to be close to the Mercedes-Benz C200 Fashion Travel Edition. Today, let’s take a look at these two models with a guide price difference of 100,000, and the actual transaction price is very close. How do they perform, especially in terms of space and comfort?

Remarks: For the convenience of reading, hereinafter, the abbreviation of Mercedes-Benz C200 Fashion Travel Edition: Mercedes-Benz C Brigade; Volvo V60 2.0T T5 Zhiya Edition abbreviation: Volvo V60.

● Appearance design: Volvo V60 has a more beautiful rear and larger body size

In terms of appearance, the design of the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade is relatively conservative. There is no obvious difference except that the rear of the car has an extra “big butt” than the sedan version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Perhaps it is because the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade is relatively rare, but I can accept its “big butt” shape very much. I think its whole car shape is more plump and more charming than the sedan Mercedes-Benz C-class.

The exterior design of the Volvo V60 is very different from that of the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade. It does not simply add a “butt” to the Volvo S60. The roof curve, the side windows behind the C-pillar and the taillights are all newly designed. , It feels very sporty and youthful, and in terms of body size, the Volvo V60 is also larger than the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Touring and Volvo V60 Body Size Table
Model Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C200 Fashion Travel Edition
Volvo V60
2.0T T5 Zhiya Edition
Length (mm) 4601 4628
Width(mm) 1770 1865
Height (mm) 1459 1484
Wheelbase (mm) 2760 2776

As the saying goes: Don't be afraid of not knowing the goods, but afraid of comparing goods. Before the appearance of the Volvo V60, I always felt that the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade was the most harmonious and beautiful in its class station wagons, but when the Volvo V60 arrived, I found out that the original station wagons and sedans had many appearances. Besides “butt”, it can be so different. In contrast to the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade, BMW 3 Series Station Wagon (E91) and Magotan Station Wagon, I have to sigh from the bottom of my heart: Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volkswagen, you will learn from Volvodo in the design of station wagons in the future.

In addition, the Mercedes-Benz C brigade at the same price uses the most common halogen headlights, and the shape is relatively dull. On the Volvo V60, xenon headlights and headlight cleaning are all available, and the lensed light group looks very energetic. The only thing that can make the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade save a bit of face is that it has more automatic headlight opening and closing functions than the Volvo V60, which is more practical. In fact, Mercedes-Benz C Brigade also has models with xenon lights, and it also has AMG kits, which makes the appearance more handsome, but the price of the car is more than 60,000 yuan, which is beyond the price range of the comparison models in this article. I will not mention it today. , Interested friends can click here to view the previous real shot articles.

Note: After evolving from the sedan to the new body structure of the station wagon, the biggest highlight of the station wagon is also placed behind the B-pillar compared to the well-known sedan models. So, let's first experience the second-row seating space and the new trunk space of the two cars. As for the center console and front seating space of the two models, since they are not much different from the sedan models, we will experience them at the back.

● Trunk space experience: Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade has more space

For station wagons, there is no doubt that the volume of the trunk is the most concerned. The official data of the two cars are: the trunk volume of the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade is 485L-1500L, and the Volvo V60 is 557L-1241L. From the data, it seems that when the second row of seats is not put down, the Volvo V60 is 72L more than the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade. However, after our actual measurement, we found that the depth, width, and height of the trunks of the two cars are larger for the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade. It seems that official data can only be used as a reference.

A comparison table of the trunk space between a Mercedes-Benz C-class station wagon and Volvo V60
Model Mercedes-Benz C -Class
C200 Fashion Travel Edition
Volvo V60
2.0T T5 Zhiya Edition
Minimum depth of trunk (cm) 100 95
Maximum depth of trunk (cm) 151 152
Height of trunk (cm) 70 66
Width of trunk (cm) 112 109
Ground clearance of trunk (cm) 61 67
Minimum opening (cm) 95 100
Maximum opening (cm) 116 110
Official trunk volume data (L) 485- 1500 557 -1241

There are also subtle differences in the performance of the two cars in the storage space of the trunk details. The small net pockets on the left and right sides of the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade can hold small objects or a few bottles of water; while the other storage space of the Volvo V60 trunk is placed under the luggage compartment. Although it can hold a lot of small things, it can be picked up. The partition is somewhat inconvenient to take.

●Comparison of the rear seat reclining function: the two cars are not divided up and down

Whether the rear seat reclining function is easy to use is also an important criterion for evaluating station wagons. The backs of the Volvo V60 rear seats can be folded down in a 4:2:4 ratio, while the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade is an ordinary 4:6 down, and Volvo V60 has some advantages in flexibility.

However, both cars do not have the one-button down function for the rear seats. When the driver wants to down the rear seats, he must walk to the left and right sides of the vehicle, open the doors, and pull up the handles on the seat backs. ……It is necessary to repeat the operation more than two times, and the whole process is relatively complicated. For station wagons, manufacturers can consider adding a one-button down function in the trunk, so that the convenience of use will be qualitatively improved. In addition, this function is very popular at present, and it is also equipped in 200,000 mainstream SUV models such as Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and other models.

● Three important configuration differences: Mercedes-Benz C Brigade has an electric rear door, panoramic sunroof, and a 12V power supply for the trunk

For station wagons, ease of use is related to user experience, and whether it is equipped with an electric tailgate is also critical. In this regard, the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade is doing better, which is a plus.

In addition, the panoramic sunroof is also a very important configuration for station wagons. It can not only enhance the sense of grade of the vehicle, but also increase the visual permeability of the vehicle. However, Volvo V60 does not have a panoramic sunroof…

■ Comparison and summary of the trunk section:

Judging from the data we actually measured and the official maximum volume data of the trunk, the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade is larger than the Volvo V60. In addition, in terms of detailed configuration, Mercedes-Benz C Brigade also has more 12V power supply, electric rear door and panoramic sunroof than Volvo V60, which is not only practical, but also very satisfying for buyers. However, everyone should not forget that the guide price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade mentioned in the article is about 100,000 yuan more expensive than the Volvo V60. From this perspective, I think the gap between the two workshops is understandable.

● Experience of the rear-seat space: little difference between the two cars

Affected by the fact that the prototype cars are all “small-sized” mid-sized cars, the performance of the rear-seat space of the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade and Volvo V60 is not much different from their respective sedan models. The space performance can only be regarded as basic enough, not to mention. Spacious. After a 176cm-tall experiencer adjusts the front seat to a reasonable position, the rear legroom of the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade has about 2 punch margins and the headroom is 3 fingers. Although the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade used the “top-top” stealing technique on the rear head, the actual effect was not obvious.

The performance of the Volvo V60 is similar. There is about 1 punch + 3 fingers in the leg room, and the head is the same as the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade, with 3 fingers. In addition, whether it is a Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade or Volvo V60, the uplift of the middle floor of the rear row of the two cars is relatively high, which has a greater impact on the comfort of the middle rear passengers in the fully loaded state.

● Rear storage capacity and detailed experience: the two cars are comparable

The Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade and Volvo V60 have similar performances in terms of rear storage space and detailed configuration. The comfortable rear center armrest has almost the same function, and the rear passengers also have air-conditioning outlets to enjoy the cold and warm air. It's just that the design of the air outlet is a bit different. The Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade is designed in the normal middle position, while the Volvo V60 is placed on the B-pillar.

If you make a detailed comparison, Volvo V60 and Mercedes-Benz C Brigade are comparable in terms of what you have and what you don’t have. The rear door of the front car can hold a bottle of water, while the latter’s door can’t fit in at all; the latter has sunshades in the rear, but the former does not.

■ Comparison and summary of the rear passenger space and details:

In terms of rear-seat space, I think the performance difference between the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade and Volvo V60 is not big. In short, they are both adequate but not spacious. In terms of functionality, both cars perform well, with air conditioning outlets, ashtrays and cup holders all available. The difference is more obvious in the back door, the Volvo V60 has more storage space, and the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade has curtains.

● Central control styling and configuration: Volvo V60 has more navigation systems than Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade

The styling of the center console of the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade and Volvo V60 is the same as the respective sedan models. The difference in style reflects the completely different interior design concepts of the two brands. The center console of the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade has rich levels and a strong sense of luxury. The center console of Volvo V60 is simple Nordic style, and the suspended center control panel is still its more distinctive design.

Comparison table of comfort configuration between Mercedes-Benz C-class station wagon and Volvo V60
Model/configuration Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C200 Fashion Travel Edition
Volvo V60
2.0T T5 Zhiya Edition
Leather seats
Power seat memory
GPS navigation
Large color screen in the center console
Multi-disc CD system
Single Disc DVD

In terms of comfort configuration in the car, the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade and Volvo V60 at the same price are not too far apart, commonly used such as: electrically adjustable leather seats with memory function, automatic air conditioning, multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and cruise control Other functions are readily available. The main configuration difference between the two cars is that the Volvo V60 has more navigation systems than the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade. As for the reversing image, there are no two cars, which is a pity, I think this can be!

● Front row ride and storage space: head space is relatively cramped, storage space is better for Volvo

The front seats of the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade and Volvo V60 are relatively soft and hard, and the cushions and backrests are also very supportive and comfortable. However, the performance of the head space of the two cars is not very abundant. Among them, the 176cm height experiencer sits in the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade, and there is only 1 finger margin on the head, and the performance of the Volvo V60 at this time is not much better. For 2 fingers. If you change to a driver with a height of more than 180cm or 185cm, the comfort will be greatly reduced.

In terms of storage space, the design of the central cup holders in the front row of the two cars is very similar, and two bottles can be stably put in. The glove box also adopts a double-layer design, and the internal space is generous. As for the front center armrest due to height restrictions, only small items can be placed. The big difference is the front door storage space. The front door of the Volvo V60 still has a certain amount of space after two water bottles are put in, while the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade can't even fit a bottle.

■ Comparison and summary of the center console and front row space:

There is nothing worth mentioning about the shape of the center console of these two cars, in short, it is the same as the sedan version. In terms of ride space performance, the headroom of the two cars is very general, even a bit cramped for drivers over 180cm tall. In terms of configuration, the Volvo V60 has more navigation than the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade, which is worthy of recognition.

● Safety configuration: Volvo has a pedestrian safety system but no spare tire!

In terms of safety configuration, in terms of hardware performance, there is little difference in performance between the two cars. You can think of such as: front double airbags, side airbags, front side airbags, as well as ABS, EBD, vehicle stabilization systems, and uphill assistance. On this basis, the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade has more rear side airbags than the Volvo V60, and the Volvo V60 is proud of its active safety system.

Comparison table of safety configuration between Mercedes-Benz C-class station wagon and Volvo V60
Model Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C200 Fashion Travel Edition
Volvo V60
2.0T T5 Zhiya Edition
Front passenger seat airbag
Side air curtain
Front side airbag
Rear side airbag
Tire pressure monitoring device
Full-size spare tire
Active brake/active safety system Pedestrian safety system

The “Pedestrian Detection” pedestrian safety system on Volvo V60, you can think of it as an upgraded version of the city safety system (City Safety), when the speed is lower than 35km/h, if someone walks into the route of the car, it will be issued Warning, if the driver fails to respond in time, the system will automatically brake with full force to avoid collisions between vehicles and pedestrians. At higher vehicle speeds, the vehicle speed should be reduced as much as possible before the collision to reduce collision losses. Friends who are interested in pedestrian safety systems can click on the video below. (Note: The vehicle in the video is a Volvo S60, but the pedestrian safety system is the same as that on the Volvo V60)

Volvo Pedestrian Safety System Demonstration Video


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After praising the high technology of the Volvo V60, I criticized the Volvo V60 for its lack of spare tires, no flat tires (commonly known as run-flat tires) and no problems with tire pressure monitoring. I would like to criticize it by name! Due to the current domestic road conditions and the driver's habit of using cars, it is obviously unreasonable to give only a bottle of tire sealant and an air pump without the above configuration. In contrast, the full-size equipment of the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade is much more psychologically stable.

Of course, the above are all hardware configurations. As for the safety of the two cars, judging from the performance of the latest “small overlapping surface crash test” in the United States, Volvo's performance seems to be much better than that of Mercedes-Benz, although the test model is Volvo S60 and sedan version of Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but I think this result is still useful for Volvo V60 and Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade. It seems that Volvo still has two brushes in terms of safety. For a detailed introduction to the new crash test in the United States, please click here to view. For the specific collision process, please see the video below.


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The small overlapping surface crash test results released by IIHS
Grades Model
Good Acura TL , Volvo S60
Acceptable (good) Infiniti G
Marginal (middle) Acura TSX , BMW 3 Series , Lincoln MKZ , Volkswagen CC
Poor Mercedes-Benz C-Class , Lexus IS 250/350,
Audi A4 , Lexus ES 350

“Mercedes-Benz C-class score of collision Poor”

Volvo S60 collision score is Good

● Power and driving experience: Volvo V60 has larger displacement and better data

In terms of power, the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade uses a 1.8T four-cylinder turbocharged engine with a maximum power of 184 horsepower and a maximum torque of 270 Nm. It is equipped with a 7-speed automatic manual transmission; the Volvo V60 is equipped with a 2.0T five-cylinder turbocharger. Compression engine with a maximum power of 213 horsepower and a maximum torque of 300 Nm, with a 6-speed automatic manual transmission. Officially announced 0-100km/h acceleration results: 8.1 seconds for the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade and 7.9 seconds for the Volvo V60.

Comparison table of power data between Mercedes-Benz C-class station wagon and Volvo V60
Model Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C200 Fashion Travel Edition
Volvo V60
2.0T T5 Zhiya Edition
engine 1.8T four-cylinder 2.0T five-cylinder
Maximum horsepower (horsepower) 184/5250rpm 213/6000rpm
Maximum torque (Nm) 270/1800-4600rpm 300/2700-5000rpm
Gearbox 7-speed hand-in-one 6-speed hand-in-one
Drive way Front rear drive Front Predecessor
Official 0-100 acceleration(s) 8.1 7.9

Because the Volvo V60 has a larger displacement and more cylinders, the engine data looks better and accelerates faster. These are all logical things. As for the acceleration from 100 kilometers to 0.2 seconds, I think it can be ignored for most ordinary drivers. After all, these two cars are not used to drive straight.

In the words of colleagues who have tested this model, the power output of the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade is smooth and linear. With the help of the 7AT gearbox, the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade does not feel like a turbocharged car when it is driving. The taste of a naturally aspirated car with a larger displacement. As for the suspension, the adjustment is moderately soft and hard, which can well absorb the bumps of the road without losing the sense of road. The Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade is not a product that pursues driving passion. A relaxed and comfortable driving experience is the essence of Mercedes-Benz. Of course, this is also in line with the positioning of a station wagon. Traveling is all about relaxation and comfort. For more detailed driving experience of Mercedes-Benz C Brigade, please watch the video below.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Touring Test Drive Video


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As for the Volvo V60, it drove more passionately than the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade. First of all, it was more powerful. Not only did the throttle response be more linear, but the mid-stage speedup was also very impressive. In addition, the Volvo V60's suspension is also stiffer than that of the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade. While sacrificing some of the comfort of the rear passengers, it can give the driver more road feeling feedback. In short, it is a car that pays more attention to driving pleasure than the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade. For more detailed driving experience of Volvo V60, please watch the video below.

Volvo V60 station wagon test drive video


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● Colleagues’ choice:

Li Dianbin: Mercedes-Benz C Brigade

In July of this year, Volvo announced the official price of the V60. The starting price of 299,000 yuan plus the elegant styling of a station wagon that was different from the previous one immediately attracted everyone's attention. Going back to three months ago, the competing model we selected today, the Mercedes-Benz C200 Fashion Travel Edition, does not seem to be compared with the Volvo V60. After all, the former guidance price of 425,000 yuan scared away a group of people. Now, the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade relies on a discount of more than 100,000 yuan, coupled with the rich configuration that a 400,000 yuan class model should have, which doubles the pressure on the Volvo V60. Even someone like me who likes the design of Volvo V60 very much can't resist the huge discounts and brand influence of Mercedes-Benz C Brigade. In the end, I voted for the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade. It's not that Volvo V60 doesn't work, but that the opponent's methods are too ruthless!

Sheng Yuanjun: Mercedes-Benz C Brigade

As far as the current price of around 330,000 yuan allows me to choose between Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade and Volvo V60, I choose Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade. First, the Mercedes-Benz brand is more attractive to me than Volvo, and secondly, the panoramic sunroof and electric rear door are also configuration that I value very much. As for the power, I think this is not the focus of the station wagon. The Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade can accept the weaknesses of the Volvo V60. As for the concern that the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade gave me, it is its relatively high maintenance cost. A small maintenance costs 1760 yuan (Volvo V60 is 796 yuan), and the large maintenance cost for 60,000 kilometers is more than 6,000 yuan (Volvo V60 is 3954 yuan), this price will bring a lot of psychological pressure on future car use. As for the Volvo V60, I admit that its appearance is more beautiful, the configuration is richer, and the safety is better. As for the reason not to choose, the brand is not as rigid as Mercedes-Benz, and there is no panoramic sunroof.

Huang Zhengqiao: Mercedes-Benz C Brigade

Of the two cars, I prefer the Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade. The difference between power and driving methods is not a very important basis for buying a car in the minds of consumers at this level. On the contrary, those configurations that can make people feel the improvement of the quality of life subjectively make it easier for consumers to pay the bill. As a family car, Mercedes-Benz C-Brigade has the brand in place, enough power, and more comfortable suspension. At the same time, the panoramic sunroof and electric rear door are also my favorites. This is in line with the comfortable and comfortable lifestyle I pursue when buying a station wagon. On the contrary, the Volvo V60 is more sporty. The rigid suspension and 50:50 front and rear weight distribution are quite good as a car. But in China, this is not a good idea for a station wagon. In terms of configuration, although the Volvo V60 is also in place, it has not been able to accurately grasp the car needs of the Chinese people. The only problem with the Mercedes-Benz C Brigade is that the maintenance price is much higher than that of the Volvo V60. However, considering that the current price of this model has been discounted by nearly 100,000 yuan compared with the guide price, the problem of maintenance price may not be in contrast. So sensitive.

Full text summary:

Through the comparison of this article, we agree that after a substantial discount of 100,000 yuan in the car price, the Mercedes-Benz C200 Fashion Travel Edition priced at about 330,000 yuan is more cost-effective than the Volvo V60 2.0T T5 Zhiya version at the same price. In addition to the Mercedes-Benz brand, the two configurations of the panoramic sunroof and the electric rear door also play a vital role in the “choice”.

Of course, the beautiful appearance of Volvo V60 has also been unanimously affirmed by our colleagues. It is really rare for a station wagon to be so beautiful. In addition, its safety, especially in the latest “small overlapping surface crash test” in the United States, is also impressive. As for the reasons for not choosing, the main reasons are brand influence and panoramic sunroof. It seems that it is not that Volvo V60 products are not good, but that the opponent is too strong and the price concessions are too harsh! As a digression, I think if the Volvo V60 2.0T T5 Zhiya version with relatively rich configuration mentioned in this article can be cheaper by about 30,000 yuan, and the price is controlled at about 290,000 yuan, it may be more attractive.


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