Compare 2018 Volvo XC90 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2018 Volvo XC90
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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T5 FWD 7-Passenger Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 29 $44,086 $46,900
T5 FWD 7-Passenger Momentum 22 29 $44,086 $46,900
T5 AWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 28 $46,154 $49,100
T5 AWD 7-Passenger Momentum 22 28 $46,154 $49,100
T5 FWD 7-Passenger R-Design 22 29 $48,786 $51,900
T5 FWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 29 $49,162 $52,300
T5 AWD 7-Passenger R-Design 22 28 $50,854 $54,100
T6 AWD 7-Passenger Momentum 20 27 $51,089 $54,350
T5 AWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 28 $51,230 $54,500
T6 AWD 7-Passenger R-Design 20 27 $54,473 $57,950
T6 AWD 7-Passenger Inscription 20 27 $55,883 $59,450
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger Momentum N/A N/A $61,053 $64,950
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger R-Design N/A N/A $64,437 $68,550
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger Inscription N/A N/A $65,847 $70,050
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Excellence N/A N/A $98,606 $104,900
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SUV GLE 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLE 350 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
4MATIC SUV GLE 350 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
4MATIC SUV GLE 550e N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 43 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 43 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,086
$48,546
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,900
$52,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$782 / month
$870 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56 60.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
46.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37 38.4
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 60.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
31.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
44.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.7 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
117.5 114.8
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.8 65.5
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41.8 38.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
21.8 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
35 35.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.7 80.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.6 41.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.8 38.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
47.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
80.3 66.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 13
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)
12.1 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P255/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4000 6600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 660
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 660
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 6600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4394 4650
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5600 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 4500 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/120 3.5 L/213
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.42
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.47
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC90 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 8.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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