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2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2020 Volvo V90 Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz

MSRP*: $67,600
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2020 Volvo

MSRP*: $51,450 to $59,450
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Invoice* $63,544 $48,363 to $55,883
MPG - City 22 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 31 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 64.0 ft3 69.0 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 362 hp 258 - 330 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,650 lbs
Exterior Length 194.8 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 73.7 in 74.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.9 in
Head Room Front 37.5 in
Rear 38.2 in
Front 37.8 in
Rear 37.7 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volvo V90 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, drivers may find the Volvo V90 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo V90, making it more convenient to drive.

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 E-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volvo V90, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will cost more in transportation costs than the Volvo V90.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is about the same width as the Volvo V90. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo V90.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has about the same turning radius as the Volvo V90, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Volvo V90. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volvo V90.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo V90, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has less cargo capacity than the Volvo V90, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo V90.