Compare 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2020 Volvo XC40

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2020 Volvo XC40
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GLA 250 4MATIC SUV
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T4 FWD Inscription
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC40 T4 FWD Inscription 23 33 $38,023 $40,450
XC40 T4 FWD Momentum 23 33 $31,678 $33,700
XC40 T4 FWD R-Design 23 33 $37,553 $39,950
XC40 T5 AWD Inscription 22 30 $39,903 $42,450
XC40 T5 AWD Momentum 22 30 $33,558 $35,700
XC40 T5 AWD R-Design 22 30 $39,433 $41,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,075
$38,023
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,250
$40,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$604 / month
$674 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is a solid crossover entry point into the luxury German brand. The 2020 Volvo XC40 honed in on the Netflix and Stitch Fix crowd, with smart dynamics and style and an all-in subscription plan.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
- 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
- 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 63
Length, Overall (in)
173.9 174.2
Height, Overall (in)
60 65.3
Liftover Height (in)
23.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 64
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
31.8 34.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.9 29.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
43.6 47.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
54.9 65.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 37.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 20.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 41.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 20.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 14.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P235/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R66 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P235/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
R66 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 760
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250 221 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 187 @ 4700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 0.81
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.95
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA Volvo XC40
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.6
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 3500
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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