2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG GLC 43

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New 2021 Volvo XC90

2021 Volvo
XC90

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MSRP*
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$59,500 to $63,000
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$49,000 to $63,750
Invoice* $55,930 to $59,220 $46,060 to $59,925
MPG - City 18 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 24 28 - 30
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volvo XC90, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volvo XC90 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Volvo XC90, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 is somewhat more expensive 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 AMG GLC 43 and the Volvo XC90 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 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 AMG GLC 43, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volvo XC90.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC90.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC90, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC90 is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 for pulling heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 has less seating than the Volvo XC90, making the Volvo XC90 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC90.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90.