Best sedans


X-Small sedans

Diminutive in stature and light on creature comforts, extra-small sedans are the least expensive vehicles on the market. They don't offer many frills, but some come with advanced safety and infotainment features that used to be unheard of in this class.
2019 Ford Fiesta
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
MSRP
$14,260 - $15,490
Consumer Rating
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Combined MPG
30

It might be inexpensive, but the Ford Fiesta doesn't feel cheap. The well-trimmed cabin, sophisticated handling, and available Sync 3 infotainment system give the Fiesta an edge. Both cargo and passenger space are limited, however, even for this small class.

2018 Kia Rio
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
MSRP
$13,900 - $18,400
Consumer Rating
(4)
Combined MPG
32

Kia should have given the Rio a new name to distance this car from the penalty-box Rios of yesteryear. Today's Rio is a grown-up small car with a pleasant interior. It's also surprisingly nice to drive.

2019 Hyundai Accent
Edmunds Rating
7.2 out of 10
MSRP
$14,995 - $19,080
Consumer Rating
Not available
Combined MPG
31 - 32

You wouldn't expect a tiny, low-powered sedan to be fun, but the Hyundai Accent's driving characteristics maximize the sporty feel behind the wheel. Its spartan front seats and low-power USB port are notable weak points, but all cabin controls are refreshingly easy to use, and it gets great gas mileage.

Edmunds Rating
7.2 out of 10
MSRP
$15,450 - $18,550
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Combined MPG
34 - 35

A Toyota in name only, the subcompact Yaris sedan is essentially a rebadged Mazda 2. That's a good thing, as Mazda has a reputation for building cars that are fun to drive. You'll like this Toyota's nimble handling, excellent fuel economy and wealth of standard features.





Small sedans

Thanks to their low prices, fuel-efficient engines and commendable utility, small sedans rank as some of the best-selling vehicles of all time. There's something for everyone in this class, from practical entry-level models to higher trims with all the bells and whistles.
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
MSRP
$18,940 - $26,800
Consumer Rating
(75)
Combined MPG
32 - 36

The Honda Civic is an outstanding small sedan, combining excellent performance with modern features, practicality and comfort. It also comes in a plethora of trim levels to suit various needs and budgets.

Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
MSRP
$18,095 - $24,195
Consumer Rating
(24)
Combined MPG
29 - 31

If a fun-to-drive character and a classy interior rank high on your shooping list, then the Mazda 3 should be right at the top. It may come up short in a few categories on paper, but in the real world it's more than capable and definitely worth a test drive.

Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
MSRP
$18,595 - $25,190
Consumer Rating
(2)
Combined MPG
26 - 32

Have a look at the Subaru Impreza and you'll find a capable small car with plenty of room, a nice-looking interior, a comfortable ride and standard all-wheel drive. The main downside here is relatively lackluster engine performance, both in power and efficiency.

Edmunds Rating
7.1 out of 10
MSRP
$17,100 - $23,500
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Combined MPG
29 - 33

Hyundai has an established reputation for value, and the Elantra builds on that by offering loads of high-tech features. No one will call it quick (unless you spring for the turbocharged Sport), but the Elantra surpasses traditional compact-car standards in terms of both comfort and quietness.

Edmunds Rating
6.9 out of 10
MSRP
$17,790 - $25,840
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Combined MPG
27 - 32

The affordably priced Nissan Sentra offers a roomy interior, a comfortable ride and easy-to-use technology. But while it makes for good basic transportation, there are a few competitors that provide considerably better performance and refinement.

Edmunds Rating
6.7 out of 10
MSRP
$17,950 - $24,270
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Combined MPG
28 - 34

The Ford Focus is a well-rounded and competent small car with rewarding driving dynamics. The sedan version is a no-frills commuter machine with a tight backseat, and rivals have upped their interior game as of late. Nonetheless, the Focus sedan remains a strong pick.

Edmunds Rating
6.5 out of 10
MSRP
$18,700 - $22,880
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Combined MPG
30 - 34

The Corolla is one of the most popular small cars on the market, and indeed, it's easy to love the Corolla's fun styling, cavernous back seat and generous safety features. On the other hand, the Corolla's interior quality is subpar, and its uninspiring powertrain and driving dynamics are bettered by virtually every rival.

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Midsize sedans

Remember the spacious four-door you napped in while your parents drove to the Grand Canyon? There's a good chance it was a midsize sedan. Virtually every so-called "family sedan" offers a spacious back seat, large trunk and comfortable ride, not to mention a reasonable price tag.
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
MSRP
$23,570 - $35,800
Consumer Rating
(208)
Combined MPG
26 - 33

The Honda Accord should be at the top of your list if you're considering a midsize sedan. It's roomy, comfortable, safe, powerful and fuel-efficient. Honda's done a fantastic job with this Accord generation.

Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
MSRP
$21,950 - $34,750
Consumer Rating
(19)
Combined MPG
26 - 29

The Mazda 6 aspires to more than mere family-sedan duties. Sure, it has a big interior and competitive fuel economy, but it also brings upscale design and a focus on genuine driving enjoyment. These traits make the 6 one of our favorite midsize sedans.

Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
MSRP
$22,840 - $40,015
Consumer Rating
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Combined MPG
20 - 27

Stylish, well-equipped and fun to drive, the Ford Fusion is a midsize family sedan that can do it all. It's spacious and practical, too, and the available Sync 3 infotainment system is one of the most user-friendly in the business.

Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
MSRP
$24,990 - $39,065
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Combined MPG
22 - 26

The Buick Regal Sportback looks sharp and has the substance to back it up, with a sleek roofline and a hatchback trunk that adds amazing utility. It's just too bad that there's not much sport to this Sportback.

Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
MSRP
$22,300 - $31,900
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Combined MPG
26 - 31

When it comes to delivering everything you need in a midsize family sedan, the Sonata rarely disappoints. It has a roomy interior with road-trip-worthy seats, a long list of standard features, a smooth ride and a simple user interface.

Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
MSRP
$23,845 - $34,600
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Combined MPG
26 - 34

Toyota's best-selling Camry features ample cabin space and surprisingly solid handling, along with styling that might have you remarking, "That's a Camry?" The main chink in its armor is a clunky infotainment system, though Apple CarPlay (new for 2019) should help with that.

Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
MSRP
$21,680 - $30,975
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Combined MPG
26 - 46

With surprisingly bold looks and an appealing mix of performance and comfort, the Malibu is a solid choice. We also like the user-friendly MyLink infotainment system.

Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
MSRP
$33,420 - $41,090
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Combined MPG
25

The stylish Nissan Maxima isn't like most other offerings in this class. It's sportier than the typical midsize family sedan, but it's equipped and priced more like a large sedan. As such, the Maxima is a niche offering, but one with unique appeal.

Edmunds Rating
7.2 out of 10
MSRP
$22,600 - $30,600
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Combined MPG
25 - 31

The Optima has always offered a strong value proposition, but the current model takes it a step further with an upscale cabin and loads of driver aids and luxury features. Competitive pricing and a robust warranty keep the Optima competitive in a strong class.

Edmunds Rating
7.0 out of 10
MSRP
$22,995 - $34,650
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Combined MPG
22 - 29

The Passat isn't the go-to sedan if you're seeking flash and flair, but a roomy cabin, a large and useful trunk, and an easy-to-drive nature make it excellent for family shuttling or long-distance drives.

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Large sedans

Large sedans are among the most spacious cars on the market. Their back seats offer ample room for passengers to stretch out, while their features and finishes are often luxury-grade.
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
MSRP
$28,995 - $41,095
Consumer Rating
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Combined MPG
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Bold American style in a big, quiet sedan is what the Chrysler 300 is all about. The 300 offers strong V6 and V8 engine choices along with modern safety and infotainment technology.

Edmunds Rating
7.5 out of 10
MSRP
$32,290 - $44,690
Consumer Rating
(2)
Combined MPG
23

The Kia Cadenza prioritizes space and comfort rather than driving engagement, meaning it's designed to soothe, not excite. It's long on value, too, boasting plenty of luxury and safety features.

Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
MSRP
$28,995 - $65,345
Consumer Rating
Not available
Combined MPG
16 - 23

The Dodge Charger is an unapologetically American sedan with massive power and brash style. It may not be the most state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient or refined sedan of its kind, but it's possibly the most exciting.

Edmunds Rating
7.1 out of 10
MSRP
$28,020 - $36,720
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Combined MPG
22 - 25

There's a lot to like about the Chevrolet Impala, from its luxurious ride to its quiet and capacious interior. It also offers many of the latest technology and safety features. Aside from an underwhelming base engine, this Chevy provides just about everything you'd expect in a large sedan.

Edmunds Rating
6.8 out of 10
MSRP
$27,690 - $42,865
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Combined MPG
19 - 21

The Ford Taurus delivers on its key points, providing a comfortable ride and plenty of space for four passengers and their luggage. Drawbacks include substandard performance, poor outward visibility and lackluster materials quality.

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Small luxury sedans

Even though they're the most affordable luxury cars, small luxury sedans offer many of the same amenities as their larger siblings. Evidence of cost-cutting can sometimes be found, but high-quality materials and cutting-edge technology are par for the course.
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
MSRP
$34,900 - $50,950
Consumer Rating
(8)
Combined MPG
25 - 36

Those seeking a small luxury sedan should have the BMW 3 Series on their short list. Whether enjoying its blend of features and refinement or pushing its smooth power and sharp handling to the limit, you'll be impressed. Note that a redesign is just around the corner for this perennial favorite.

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Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
MSRP
$31,950 - $43,700
Consumer Rating
(6)
Combined MPG
27 - 29

Among entry-level luxury cars, the Audi A3 stands out for its well-rounded nature. It rides and steers with composure, accelerates briskly, has an upscale cabin and can be fitted with many premium features.

Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
MSRP
$31,900 - $51,400
Consumer Rating
(37)
Combined MPG
21 - 25

The all-new Kia Stinger doesn't have the brand prestige of its German rivals, but we think it's worthy of your attention. It delivers a beguiling blend of performance, comfort and refinement that may catch you by surprise.

Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
MSRP
$36,000 - $50,000
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Combined MPG
27 - 31

The Audi A4 is a class leader with excellent scores across the board. It masterfully blends technologically advanced features within an elegantly simple interior that's easy to use. Factor in a strong yet efficient engine and you've got one attractive luxury sedan.

Edmunds Rating
7.5 out of 10
MSRP
$33,000 - $45,750
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Combined MPG
23 - 27

The Acura TLX is a smart pick, even if it doesn't have the pulse-quickening performance of some of its competition. It trades flash for substance and flies under the radar of a lot of shoppers, but its value is appealing.

Edmunds Rating
7.2 out of 10
MSRP
$38,210 - $40,660
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Combined MPG
22 - 26

The Lexus IS 300 is a small luxury sedan that offers an appealing combination of comfort and style. It's not the sportiest car in its class, but you'll like the IS 300's hushed cabin and smooth ride for daily comfort.

Edmunds Rating
7.1 out of 10
MSRP
$44,600 - $53,000
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Combined MPG
24 - 27

Consider the 4 Series Gran Coupe if you want a small luxury sedan with an emphasis on style. It shares most of the inherent strengths of the 3 Series sedan, but it trades some passenger space for sleeker styling inspired by the 4 Series coupe, as well as a hatchback cargo area.

Edmunds Rating
7.0 out of 10
MSRP
$35,725 - $59,410
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Combined MPG
23 - 36

A handsome sedan that trades heavily on style, the Jaguar XE is snug inside and has a few cheap touches, but its balance of ride and handling is excellent.

Edmunds Rating
6.9 out of 10
MSRP
$38,195 - $73,700
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Combined MPG
20 - 27

With a focus on flair and performance, the Alfa Romeo Giulia will appeal to those willing to look past the more familiar offerings in this class. It's a joy on the open road, engaging the driver like few other sedans can.

Edmunds Rating
6.9 out of 10
MSRP
$28,100 - $35,100
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Combined MPG
29

On the surface, the Acura ILX has ample appeal, especially when it comes to value. But this Honda Civic-based sedan unfortunately doesn't match other luxury brands for quality and ends up feeling, well, like a slightly dressed up Honda Civic.


Midsize luxury sedans

If you want a quiet cruiser that can effortlessly transport your family and friends in supreme comfort, look no further than a midsize luxury sedan. Additionally, these models offer many exotic features, including massaging seats and heated armrests.
Edmunds Rating
8.6 out of 10
MSRP
$52,950 - $104,400
Consumer Rating
(21)
Combined MPG
18 - 25

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the most impressive and versatile luxury sedans on the road today. There's a wide range of features and engines to choose from, and every E-Class drives with impeccable poise and composure.

Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
MSRP
$69,700 - $72,400
Consumer Rating
Not available
Combined MPG
23

You'll be drawn to the Audi A7's clean, chiseled exterior, but it's the versatile hatchback cargo area, refined performance and exquisite interior craftsmanship that will likely win you over. It may cost a little more than the closely related A6 sedan, but it's easy to rationalize that premium.

Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
MSRP
$53,400 - $74,450
Consumer Rating
(1)
Combined MPG
19 - 29

The BMW 5 Series lives up to the expectations set by its forebears. There's an engine for nearly every taste, and the car's handling capabilities are fundamentally sound. Factor in the 5 Series' top-shelf tech and safety features, and you've got a prime pick for a midsize luxury sedan.

Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
MSRP
$48,100 - $68,150
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Combined MPG
25 - 27

Priced like a midsize, but with the space of a large luxury sedan, the Volvo S90 delivers an impressive list of features, impeccable design and, of course, safety.

Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
MSRP
$46,995 - $71,795
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Combined MPG
19 - 25

The Cadillac CTS brings aggressive styling that complements some of the sharpest handling in the segment, but its lackluster engine choices and clunky infotainment interface keep it from being even better.

Edmunds Rating
7.5 out of 10
MSRP
$41,750 - $59,500
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Combined MPG
18 - 22

Genesis is a young luxury brand from Hyundai that continues to expand its offerings, but the G80 is actually a continuation of the Hyundai Genesis, which is no bad thing. The G80 is a sharp-looking sedan with powerful engine options and a comfortable, feature-packed cabin. It's a serious player in this class.

Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
MSRP
$49,965 - $71,215
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Combined MPG
21 - 35

The Jaguar XF is a stylish and capable midsize luxury sedan with generous cargo space and numerous engine choices. Although it trails some German competitors in peak performance, it has a serene cabin that is pleasant for both daily commuting and countryside cruising.

Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
MSRP
$35,995 - $46,995
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Combined MPG
23 - 40

Buyers often look to overseas offerings for luxury sedans, but if standard features and value are tops on your shopping list, the Lincoln MKZ is worth a look. Other aspects like performance and overall quality are where the MKZ is just average, although the optional twin-turbo V6 is anything but.

Edmunds Rating
6.6 out of 10
MSRP
$50,300 - $67,600
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Combined MPG
18 - 21

Infiniti's Q70 has a comfortable cabin and optionally a big ol' V8 engine, which makes it entertaining to drive. But stacked up against the competition, it falls flat regardless of how it's equipped. You'll find better ride quality, fresher designs and more sophisticated infotainment features elsewhere.



Large luxury sedans

The typical large luxury sedan shifts the focus from driver engagement to passenger comfort. It's not unusual to see reclining and massaging rear seats, motorized window shades, innovative safety systems and opulent leather and wood trim.
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
MSRP
$89,900 - $229,500
Consumer Rating
(4)
Combined MPG
16 - 22

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan remains at the top of its class, even as it faces rivals that benefit from more recent redesigns. Few cars at any price can match this car's comfort, opulence and sheer road presence.

Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
MSRP
$85,000 - $194,800
Consumer Rating
(10)
Combined MPG
21 - 24

The Porsche Panamera is easily one of the finest sport sedans in the world. It has speed, class and luxury in abundance, and it's also easy on the eyes. Plus, the hatchback trunk offers superior convenience.

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Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
MSRP
$68,350 - $74,350
Consumer Rating
(14)
Combined MPG
18 - 20

You don't always have to spend top dollar for the finer things in life. In the case of the Genesis G90, you get a sense of genuine luxury at a surprisingly approachable price. The G90 may not be the at the vanguard of innovation, but it delivers a quintessential luxury sedan experience.

Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
MSRP
$75,000 - $84,220
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Combined MPG
21 - 23

The sharp edges and bold style of the Lexus LS 500 belie the pillowy ride that awaits all occupants. Additional strengths include a whisper-quiet interior, world-class build quality and cutting-edge tech.

Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
MSRP
$54,095 - $88,295
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Combined MPG
21 - 26

Cadillac's CT6 offers bold exterior styling, a spacious avant-garde interior, cutting-edge safety technology and convenient smartphone connectivity. It doesn't quite have the gravitas of some other flagship sedans, but it's very competitively priced.

Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
MSRP
$75,400 - $122,400
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Combined MPG
18 - 21

Styled to stand out from the usual lineup of understated luxury sedans, the Jaguar XJ is a refreshingly unique flagship offering. Quiet, comfortable and quick in any form, this aging sedan still offers much to love.

Edmunds Rating
7.2 out of 10
MSRP
$46,895 - $72,995
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Combined MPG
18 - 22

The Cadillac XTS delivers traditional strengths like a smooth ride, a quiet cabin, a big back seat and chrome-accented styling. It's a bit smaller and more old-school than many of the segment's offerings, but its also one of the most affordable large luxury cars.

Edmunds Rating
7.0 out of 10
MSRP
$45,000 - $67,255
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Combined MPG
19 - 21

The Lincoln Continental offers a vast back seat, a comprehensive list of features, and is available with a potent turbocharged V6 engine. That's a pretty good package, but when you stack it up against similarly priced luxury cars, it tends to come up a short in refinement, technology and handling prowess.

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Exotic sedans

Exotic sedans offer something truly special, whether it's an unusually sporty driving experience or luxury accommodations that lesser sedans simply can't match. Many exotic models can even be tailored to your specifications.
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Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
MSRP
$139,350
Consumer Rating
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Combined MPG
20

A high-performance version of the 7 Series, the Alpina B7 wraps a seemingly unending supply of luxury and horsepower in a bespoke and highly exclusive package.



Edmunds' experts test 200 vehicles per year on our test track. We also test them using a 115-mile real-world test loop of city streets, freeways and winding canyons. The data we gather results in our ratings. They’re based on 30-plus scores that cover performance, comfort, interior, technology, utility and value.



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MARK TAKAHASHI: When you think of luxury sedans that are a little sporty, you think of the BMW 3 Series, the Audi A4, Mercedes C class. It's hard to break into that German trio, but this might actually have a chance. This is the all new 2019 Volvo S60. Before I get too deep into the S60, do me a favor and hit subscribe below. We've got some great Edmond's content coming your way. The S60 is completely redesigned for 2019, and it is the last little puzzle piece in Volvo's Renaissance. It started four years ago with the XC90. And that design language and all of the quality that, quite frankly, was surprising to me carries over to this, the S60. It looks great. It has all the sharpness that the XC90 does. I love these headlights with the signature Thor's hammer. This is the R design, and it has some black accents up front. And I kind of like it. Prices start right around $37,000 for the base T5. That has a two liter, turbocharged, four cylinder, and puts out 250 horsepower. What we have here is that T6 R design. The T6 has a turbo charged and supercharged four cylinder that puts out 316 horsepower. At the very top of the range is the T8, which is a plug-in hybrid it has 415 horsepower. I drove it earlier today. And yes, it has a decent amount of power, but I wasn't a fan of the brakes. The regenerative braking, I could never come to a smooth stop, which is why I think the T6 and possibly the T5 are your best picks. Right off the line, it accelerates nicely. It's smooth. There's no drama. There's no real delay. It's a traditional automatic transmission. You hear a little bit turbo and supercharger whine, but it's actually kind of nice. When you get on the throttle harder, between shifts, you'll hear this little raspy puff, too, which makes it feel a little more sporty, or at least sound a little more sporty. You do have selectable drive modes, as most cars do today. They do have an option for an adaptive suspension. But I don't honestly think it's worth it. It's a really good balance of comfort and performance, as it is. I've been on some rougher roads earlier today, and it handled them just fine, and on some really tight twisty roads, which I'm on the way to hit right now. The T8 was actually really fun to drive. I'm not a very familiar stretch of Pacific Coast Highway right now. And the road noise is really well taken care of. You hear it, sure. You'll hear it pretty much in any car today, but it's not at all intrusive. The wind noise is pretty much absent as well. Visibility is great. I can see all the way around with no real obstructions. When I'm in the turns, I don't have to peek around the left roof pillar right here. And in typical Volvo style, when I don't have rear passengers, I hit a button, and those rear head rests fold flat, as they are right now. Because you can fold those headrests flat, you actually have a better view rearward than almost any other car. Normally, when I think of exciting, sporty little sedans, Volvo isn't at the top of my list. But they've gone and impressed me with this S60. It's actually a lot of fun to drive. It's very confident. This one has all wheel drive. So I do feel like there's an abundance of grip. Steering feels pretty good. And I like that the steering wheel is actually kind of small. Reminds me a little bit of a Lotus Elise, where it had this minuscule, comically small steering wheel, but it also gives you almost this extra directness. We're handling these mid-corner bumps just fine, soaking them up, but there's not a lot of body roll, and it certainly isn't discouraging me from driving harder. Yeah. It's kind of good. It has the mid-grade engine. It's got plenty of beans to get me through and out of turns, and it sounds pretty decent, too. Let's see which mode I'm in. A little roller dial down here. I can go to dynamic. This should sharpen up the response a bit. I'll be damned. It's good. Well, already, it's looking good to compete against BMW and Audi. That question I posed at the beginning, it's going to be a lot easier to answer now. It's encouraging to drive this car. It's almost asking for a little more power, power, power, power, power, power. And that pavement back there is super choppy. And I know that for a fact, because I go through on my motorcycle, and you have to be really careful. This wasn't even fazed by it. So their suspension tuning, spot on. But this R design doesn't really have a lot of performance parts. It's almost more about sporty appearance than anything else. It's not until you get to the Polestar, T8, I think, that comes with a different suspension with the Ohlins dampers and all that good stuff. That means even if you go with a base T5, you're going to have the same experience when it comes to handling. Obviously, not power. But in all fairness, and with past experience with that turbo only T5 engine, it's going to be really good with this S60, because it's in the XC40, which I also like. And this should be even better, a little smaller. It's not a crossover. It's a sedan. Whoo. This is a Volvo that wants to play. Who knew? Let's see how the brakes feel. It's a little soft. Heading into a turn here, getting on the brakes a little hard. Yeah, it's just a little spongy. And I don't have that much feedback to modulate it. But I am really just nitpicking now. When it comes to comfort, I really like the seats Volvo have been putting out. First seat redesign that came out was with the XC90, and they were designed by orthopedists. And man, after hours and hours of driving, I never felt fatigue. I actually felt pretty good getting out of the car. The same with this. I have put many, many hours on this car already, and there's no soreness. I feel really well supported. it just conforms to your body. This car is a joy to drive. If it hasn't become abundantly clear that I'm already a fan of Volvo's exterior design, I'm also a fan of their interior design. It's just as clean. It's just as classy. It's a nice horizontal motif going through the dash with this sharp little lip here, some really nice materials, and the dash is dominated by this vertical touch screen. It's been used in everything since the XC90, with mixed results. But they didn't make improvements for this year. It is apparently 50% quicker to respond, and it does actually work pretty quickly now. It's not quite as intuitive as some other touchscreen systems, but as long as you give it a little time, it becomes pretty intuitive after. It starts with these four tiles here initially. You just swipe one way or the other. Now you have all these choices as far as infotainment, and you get a lot of the systems as far his driver assistance and lane keep and camera systems. It all starts making sense the more you use it. As far as storage goes, well, you have this really nice long bin here with two cup holders and another cubby up there. It's not very deep. But for cup holders, it's just fine. You have another tiny little pocket here that would probably be good for a cell phone and a center bin, which is deep enough. There is a bigger iPhone in there right now, and doesn't seem to be having a problem fitting in their. Door pockets, they're about average if you ask me. It doesn't quite fit larger water bottles, but a medium-sized one will be just fine. One thing I really like about this cabin, too, is the airiness. Now, of course, I mentioned the visibility earlier, but you also have this panoramic sunroof, which is standard throughout the lineup. It really lets the light in, but if you don't want it, you just hit this little button here, and the shade slides forward, and does a good job of keeping the sun off your head. The backseats of the S60 are nicely accommodating. My hair is just barely brushing the headliner, and I'm 5 foot 10. So that means your average male adult will be able to fit back here just fine. There's a good kind of coved out area here for the passenger, and it gives you a little bit of lateral support, and that's something that's unusual in the class, actually in sedans in general. They're usually pretty flat when it comes to seatbacks. I'd be comfortable back here for a road trip, not a problem. Right down here we have a household power outlet, which is a nice touch. Doesn't seem to be USB port back here, but if you have that, well you can get one of those wall outlets with the USB on there. This particular car has quad zone automatic climate control, which means I can control the temperature for each outboard seat here. That's nice. And there are also heated seats back here. This is the R design, probably with a lot of options, as well. So it's expected. But the interface, it's really nice. It's really clean, just like everything else in the S60. While a lot of shoppers are gravitating towards crossovers and SUVs, the S60 shouldn't be overlooked, because it has a decent amount of cargo space. Look at that. You also get some nice little flip down handles for your shopping bags. Maybe not as clever as some of the storage solutions in the XC40, XC60, but for a sedan, it hits the right mark. The question I posed at the top of this video was does this have a chance of squeezing into that German trio of BMW, Audi, and Mercedes? Yes is the short answer. The long answer is absolutely yes. It drives great. It looks great. I mean, look at this, it is sharp and clean. The price is right. You have a choice of three engines. The interior is impeccable. There really isn't a lot to knock it for, and that is a really good sign for a review. If you're looking in this class, I highly recommend going to a Volvo dealer and checking out the S60. 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2019 Volvo S60 First Drive

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.