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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class vs. 2014 Volvo XC90 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class than in the Volvo XC90. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and the Volvo XC90.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class as you will with the Volvo XC90, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC90. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and the Volvo XC90 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is much slimmer than the Volvo XC90, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volvo XC90.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volvo XC90.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC90, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Volvo XC90, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has a little less horsepower than the Volvo XC90.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has less seating than the Volvo XC90, making the Volvo XC90 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC90.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90.


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2015 Mercedes-Benz
GLK-Class

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MSRP*: $37,900 - $39,900

2014 Volvo
XC90

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MSRP*: $39,700 - $47,400
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.49% --
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City MPG: 18 - 24 16
Highway MPG: 25 - 33 23 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $35,247 - $37,107 $37,318 - $44,556

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