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

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2021 Volvo
XC60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$61,750
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$53,500 to $69,500
Invoice* $58,045 $50,290 to $65,330
MPG - City 19 N/A
MPG - Hwy 24 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.