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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

MSRP*: $76,000
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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $63,450 to $70,250
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Invoice* $71,440 $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 20 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 24 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 84.7 ft3 64.1 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 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 205.0 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 77.0 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 41.9 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 37.0 in
Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 40.2 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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.

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.

Powertrain
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.

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.