2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

MSRP*: $61,750
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2021 Volvo
XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $53,500 to $69,500
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Invoice* $58,045 $50,290 to $65,330
MPG - City 19 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 24 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 63.6 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 362 hp 328 hp
Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 184.6 in
Exterior Width 76.7 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 38.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 than in the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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). Whether you pick the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 or the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 GLE 450 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is much wider than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.