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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

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90.