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2014 Volvo XC90 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz M-Class than in the Volvo XC90, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Volvo XC90 and the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Convenience
The Volvo XC90 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Clearly, the Volvo XC90 is a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, when considering MSRP. 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 Volvo XC90 and the Mercedes-Benz M-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volvo XC90 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. When looking at overall length, the Volvo XC90 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Drivetrain
The Volvo XC90 has much lower torque than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Volvo XC90 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC90 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Volvo XC90 has a lot less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Utility
The Volvo XC90 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Volvo XC90 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

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


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2014 Volvo
XC90

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MSRP*: $39,700 - $47,400
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2014 Mercedes-Benz
M-Class

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MSRP*: $47,790 - $97,250
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 13 - 20
Highway MPG: 23 - 25 17 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
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*: $37,318 - $44,556 $44,445 - $90,443

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