2023 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 vs. 2024 Volvo XC40 Review

Picture of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

2023 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

MSRP*: $39,800 to $41,800
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Picture of the 2024 Volvo XC40

2024 Volvo
XC40

MSRP*: $40,500 to $49,300
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MPG - City 22 - 24 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 62.0 ft3 57.5 ft3
Engine
  • 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 247-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 221 hp 247 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.4 in 174.8 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 75.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 38.3 in

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 than in the Volvo XC40. The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo XC40, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is much slimmer than the Volvo XC40, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which is slightly longer than the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC40, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has a little less horsepower than the Volvo XC40.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 and the Volvo XC40 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC40, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC40.