2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid | NewCars.com

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$76,000
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$63,450 to $70,250
Invoice* $71,440 $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 20 N/A
MPG - Hwy 24 N/A
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 GLS 450 than in the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 and the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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 GLS 450 is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is much slimmer than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, 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 GLS 450, which is slightly longer than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 and the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. With the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.