Both the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA and the 2020 Volvo S60 are well-acclaimed luxury vehicles mainly because they have set the standards for style, technology, and performance. These cars are among the most sought-after in the small cars segment and it does not take a genius to understand why. Both of their manufacturers are ambitious when it comes to setting trends and are quite successful at doing so. This is why this comparison will be exciting as it will, hopefully, determine which car truly dominates the scene.
The CLA is a perfect manifestation of having an aerodynamic exterior. The well-aged styling looks revolutionary and remained a standout just as when it premiered. It has a sweeping and dramatic design that has been refreshed with an updated front-end. Accenting the arresting roofline are the large taillights that swoop from both sides.
The S60 is basically an S90 with a smaller wheelbase. There is no awkward stretch in between the front and rear doors so it has a sexier silhouette.
If you are fond of customizing the in-car tech, then the CLA would be such a treat. Standard infotainment, however, needs no modification as it is already modern and has the latest smart phone connectivity integrations. Sophisticated driver aids are very useful, especially the sophisticated Active Brake-Assist that uses radar for an accurate operation.
The S60 has the Volvo Sensus infotainment to navigate through the infotainment features. There are standard driver aids but the modern ones are reserved in more expensive packages.
The CLA is fast and powerful, thanks to its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The AMG® CLA 45 trim can deliver up to 375 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. It has a quick-shifting transmission and dual-clutch automatic that makes the CLA speed up effortlessly. The steering is also nicely weighted that the car does not feel too heavy or too light even with sharp turns.
The S60, on the other hand, has a 250 hp engine for the base model. It is satisfying to drive with its good on-center feel for its steering, strong brake grip, and a sure-footed handling.
It cannot be denied that both the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA and the 2020 Volvo S60 will impress the vast majority of drivers. They both have a healthy list of advanced in-car tech and are both rated high for their safety aids. But when it comes down to choosing only one, the CLA is the better choice because it is more of a looker compared to the S60. The latter has design characteristics that are nice but are too safe. The CLA, on the other hand, maintained a classic look but is able to incorporate edgy details to make it look more current and attractive than the S90.
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