2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE VS 2019 Volvo XC90
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 Volvo XC90: Performance
The 2019 Volvo XC90 has decent overall performance. Alas, the base engine is underpowered. Fuel economy is good for the class. The XC90 delivers a comfortable ride and stable cornering ability. However, this Volvo’s handling isn’t as engaging as some other SUVs in the class. It comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower. While critics mostly praise the T6 powertrain for its added muscle and ability to accelerate more quickly, its performance suffers when loaded down with people or cargo. The transmission’s performance also leaves something to be desired; it hesitates to shift when needed.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 Volvo XC90: Feature Comparison
The 2019 Volvo XC90 has an elegant interior quality, with high-end materials and a sophisticated design. There’s loads of passenger room and comfort in two rows, along with one of the roomiest cargo bays in the class. Infotainment functions work well but also suffer from a slight learning curve. Standard features in the 2019 XC90 include a panoramic moonroof, four-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, a hands-free liftgate, and a 9-inch touch-screen infotainment system with *Bluetooth®, two USB ports, a 10-speaker sound system, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation. The XC90’s infotainment system has a sleek and modern layout, and it responds quickly to inputs. However, it takes some time to learn functions that are buried within multiple levels of menus. There are a few physical buttons on the dashboard for other controls.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2019 Volvo XC90: Overall Comparison
Despite a top-notch interior and loads of standard safety features, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is relegated to the bottom half of the very competitive luxury midsize SUV class. It has a below-average predicted reliability rating. The XC90’s performance is best described as uninspiring, especially with the base engine, which feels underpowered for most situations. Although two available engines deliver more muscle, the driving experience is hampered by an unrefined transmission. The XC90 also eschews handling excitement for stable and poised, if somewhat blasé, handling.
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