Join Date: May 2014
Location: Ocean County NJ
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I will offer my 2 cents here as my daily driver has been a Volvo XC60 (6 cylinder R-Design) for about 10 months. I drove the MKC before deciding on the MKC & preferred the Volvo for several reasons, although I am not thrilled that Volvo is owned by a Chinese company.
1-While the Volvo configuration I purchased is somewhat more expensive (6 cylinder R-Design), I love the performance (this version is 325HP & moves fast!).
2- It may be perception, but the Volvo feels just a bit larger & I felt like I needed a bit more space after previously driving a 2011 Ford Explorer. I would have taken a good look at the new MKX if it was available, but could not wait another full year.
3- Volvo seats (in this case R-Design sport seats) are the most comfortable I have ever sat in. I am a high mileage driver & have neck & back issues. None of the other premium cars (Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Cadillac, Lincoln) provide me with the same comfort) but that's me. It may not be for everyone. This is my 5th Volvo. After 3 years or so driving a Volvo, I decide to get something else & always go back to Volvo.
Having said that, the MKC is a terrific car & we are planning on buying one to replace my wife's BMW 328i. She has driven it & loves the size, ride, & style. Just waiting for her to decide on color & then we will get either a 2015 or 2016, depending on availability.