Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class AMG GLEC63 S 4MATIC 2017 - vs - Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design 2017

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Average Price: 
53,104
Updated: 
23 Nov 2016
71,800
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.60gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7
Color: 
Bright Silver Metallic
#ABABB6
Bursting Blue Metallic
#315785
Ice White
#DEDEDE
Luminous Sand Metallic
#7B706F
Passion Red
#971715
Onyx Black Metallic
#010101
Savile Grey Metallic
#494850

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class ranks 11 out of 22 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a luxury midsize SUV that offers room for five in a lavish, safe cabin. However, in this very competitive category, the GLE doesn't present the most well-rounded package. Some rivals give you a better value.

Pros
Attractive engine lineup
Premium cabin
Large cargo hold in non-Coupe GLE
Outstanding safety scores and features

Cons
Clunky engine stop-start system
Poor visibility and small cargo space in Coupe

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pared down its powertrains to gas only or a plug-in hybrid, although it still has plenty of stops in between for luxury buyers.
Where the parking lot ends and the drive-thru begins, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is there to pick up dry cleaning, kids from school, and do it all over again tomorrow.

Pros
Plenty of base features that you'd expect on a luxury car
"Coupe" look for daring, non-conformists (with money)
Wide range of powertrains
Quiet, comfortable ride

Cons
Expensive performance versions
Relatively thirsty compared to others
Pricey advanced safety features
Coupe look can cost dearly

By: 
thecarconnection.com

What are you looking for from a luxury SUV? If it's comfort, ample cargo space and many available features, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class could be for you. A wide range of available engines furthers its appeal.For 2017, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has minor revisions to its standard feature content but is otherwise unchanged. A new diesel engine option could debut later in the model year.

Pros
Several engine choices
Quiet, upscale and well-built interior with a roomy backseat
Long list of standard safety and technology features.

Cons
Base V6's acceleration is merely adequate
Uninspiring handling when going around turns
Ride quality with the standard suspension isn't as comfortable as we expect.

By: 
edmunds.com

The XC90 is a handsome, square-jawed Swede striving to offer more efficiency and safety than its rivals, while adding a dose of Scandinavian flair. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder uses turbocharging and supercharging to create 316 hp and drives all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic. An 80-hp electric motor joins the party in plug-in hybrid models. There’s room for seven in the elegantly appointed interior, with deeply comfortable seats as well as Sensus, Volvo’s new infotainment system.

After extended product doldrums due to changing overlords, Volvo has emerged as strong as ever with the launch of the XC90 SUV for 2016, the impressive start of an all-new lineup developed under Chinese owner Geely. With an upright and bold countenance, the XC90 exudes confidence, and its nearly Range Rover–rivaling presence, along with a full complement of features and technology, comfortably earns its way further upmarket than previous XC90s

A gorgeously compelling new entry that is upending the luxury-SUV oligarchy.

Pros
The decadently detailed and gorgeous interior including open-pore walnut wood trim, which also adorns the sliding cupholder cover, in the elevated Inscription-trim T6 and test cars we evaluated

Cons
We’re not convinced that four-cylinder-only power is the way to go, not so much for performance reasons—although, by a narrow margin, the XC90 was the slowest in its last comparison-test appearance—but mostly because the engine sounds gravelly in its upper reaches, which is discordant with the luxury mission

By: 
caranddriver.com

Among three-row luxury SUVs, the 2017 Volvo XC90 has outstanding cargo capacity, style and safety features. The cabin is particularly elegant and offers many options for personalization. Its engine power and ride quality aren’t segment-leading, but this is still a midsize SUV that deserves consideration

The 2017 Volvo XC90 receives updates to its driver assistance system and more apps for its infotainment system, plus the addition of a range-topping new trim level.

lthough Volvo's latest four-cylinder engine has considerable power, the heavy weight of the XC90 makes it feel unimpressive. Its numbers are promising, but in real-world, day-to-day use, acceleration and refinement are lacking. Other rival crossovers feel notably snappier and more responsive when accelerating up to freeway speeds or passing a slow-moving vehicle. We haven't driven the XC90 with the base turbocharged engine, but we expect to find its 250 hp a bit meager for a vehicle of this size.

Pros
Elegant styling inside and out; spacious second- and third-row seating for a midsize SUV; many standard safety technology features; precise handling that inspires confidence; available plug-in hybrid model.

Cons
Overly busy ride quality for a vehicle in its class; comes up short on performance and real-world fuel economy; some of its standard touchscreen controls can be hard to use.

By: 
www.edmunds.com

It’s the greatest continuity travesty since Sully’s Porsche Targa repair in Commando. A flip-flop more obvious than Bond’s flop flipping Mustang in Diamonds Are Forever. Jump on the internet. Get those hashtags burning!

And while you would be correct, there is a good reason why our Crystal White 2017 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design is not the Bursting Blue XC90 T6 of previous updates

Volvo noted that upwards of 70 per cent of XC90 buyers wanted this technology, so it makes sense to include it as baseline equipment

What is cool, is with the air package, you can raise the car for an off-road setting, but also lower the rear to make loading luggage easier

That excellent interior, those lovely materials and of course, the amazing stereo, make the XC90 a classy and so far, dependable option in the luxury SUV space.

Pros
Very clever driveline which works smoothly within its range
Punchy when charged
No loss of space or interior packaging due to hybrid platform

Cons
T8 is an expensive option and comes with compromised driving range
Fuel economy claims are impossible to meet
Cheeky option price increases

By: 
caradvice.com.au

As a technological, efficiency and style tour-de-force, the Volvo XC90 takes some beating as a premium 4x4

The Volvo XC90 is a luxury SUV that rivals models such as the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Range Rover Sport. Volvo has created a refreshing SUV by using Scandinavian design influences, and it feels like a premium product that delivers design-led looks and a raft of advanced safety kit.

The XC90 boasts a distinctive exterior and plenty of equipment, and delivers a far more upmarket package than its practical but ageing predecessor. Add the advanced fuel efficiency and safety technologies, and you have a class-leading SUV on your hands.

The XC90 is a great performer on the road, and with seven proper seats as standard plus a big boot, it's a strong candidate for family car buyers. Underpinning the Volvo XC90’s fresh-thinking approach is a bold strategy to offer only 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, a compromise that will inspire some drivers, but may deter the those attracted to the lazy grunt of a traditional six or eight-cylinder SUV.

Pros
Quality interior, safety and luxury kit, comfy ride

Cons
Busy touchscreen, noisy petrol engine, hybrid efficiency

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
17.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
561ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
472ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
Horsepower: 
577hp
at 5 500rpm
400hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Manual rear seat easy entry
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Alloy Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.00in
194.90in
Width: 
78.90in
79.10in
Height: 
69.30in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
9.10in
10.50in
Front Track: 
65.90in
65.70in
Rear Track: 
66.70in
65.80in
Wheel Base: 
114.80in
117.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
40.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
57.70in
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.50
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
37.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
80.30cu.ft
85.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7200lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.20cu.ft
15.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
5225.00lbs
5059.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
10 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Premium leather
Sport front seats
Ventilated driver seat
Ventilated passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8-way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8-way power passenger seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front independent suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear independent suspenstion
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Suede and leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather and alloy steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 subwoofer(s)
13 total speakers
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
830 watts stereo output
USB connection
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Memory card slot
Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system
USB connection
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
330 watts stereo output
10 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Speed sensitive wipers
Power glass sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Speed sensitive wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 x 9.5
20 X 9.0 In
Wheels more: 
Performance tires
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Emergency braking preparation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
Self-leveling headlights
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Side Airbags (SPC)
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Emergency Service
Vehicle Alarm notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Emergency braking preparation
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Night Package
Lane Tracking Package Code
Premium 3 Package
Accessory Chrome Package
Vision Package
Climate Package
Convenience Package
Momentum Plus Package
Exterior Options: 
21" AMG Black Cross-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Wheel Locks
Soft Close Doors
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Illuminated Grille Star
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
20" AMG 10-Spoke Alloy
Panorama Sunroof
22" X 9.0" 5-Double Spoke Alloy Wheels In Matte Black Diamond Cut
Interior Options: 
Multi-Contour Front Seats w/Massage
Designo Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Designo Black DINAMICA Headliner
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
3-Zone Climate Control
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated Rear Seats
Cabin-air Purification System
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System
Graphical Head Up Display
Integrated Center Booster Cushion 2nd Row

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Black w/Grey Stitching Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#070707
Espresso Brown/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#5B5250
Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#DAD3CF
Color: 
Amber/Charcoal, leather
#84634D
Blond/Charcoal, leather
#C1C0BE
Charcoal, leather
#464648