Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2018 Volvo XC90

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2018 Volvo XC90
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
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T5 AWD 5-Passenger Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 T5 AWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 28 $46,154 $49,100
XC90 T5 AWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 28 $51,230 $54,500
XC90 T5 AWD 7-Passenger Momentum 22 28 $46,154 $49,100
XC90 T5 AWD 7-Passenger R-Design 22 28 $50,854 $54,100
XC90 T5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 29 $44,086 $46,900
XC90 T5 FWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 29 $49,162 $52,300
XC90 T5 FWD 7-Passenger Momentum 22 29 $44,086 $46,900
XC90 T5 FWD 7-Passenger R-Design 22 29 $48,786 $51,900
XC90 T6 AWD 7-Passenger Inscription 20 27 $55,883 $59,450
XC90 T6 AWD 7-Passenger Momentum 20 27 $51,089 $54,350
XC90 T6 AWD 7-Passenger R-Design 20 27 $54,473 $57,950
XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger Inscription N/A N/A $65,847 $70,050
XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger Momentum N/A N/A $61,053 $64,950
XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger R-Design N/A N/A $64,437 $68,550
XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Excellence N/A N/A $98,606 $104,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,565
$46,154
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$70,500
$49,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1175 / month
$818 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer. The 2018 Volvo XC90 is the crossover success that brought new buyers into the brand. Its mix of good looks and excellent tech make it a major player now.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 28 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 56
Second Leg Room (in)
- 37
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 79.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 194.9
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 69.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 117.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23 35.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.7 65.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23 35.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 47.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 49.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.1
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P275/45HR21 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P315/40HR21 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7200 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6394 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4394
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 11 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 10 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 800
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/120
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6100 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
384 @ 2500 258 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.81
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.03
Trans Order Code
421 NA
Transfer Case Model
None -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 1.95
Trans Type
9 8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.33
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLE Volvo XC90
Body Code
S -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.69 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.69 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 7.3
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard SUV 4WD
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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