2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

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2021 Volvo
XC90

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MSRP*
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$61,750
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$49,000 to $63,750
Invoice* $58,045 $46,060 to $59,925
MPG - City 19 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 24 28 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 than in the Volvo XC90. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC90, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 as you will with the Volvo XC90, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 GLE 450 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. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volvo XC90.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is much slimmer than the Volvo XC90, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC90.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC90.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC90, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC90 for pulling heavy loads. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC90, 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 XC90.