Comparison - Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Inscription 2021 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class GLS 550 4MATIC 2019

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Average Price: 
$
69,750
Updated: 
28 Oct 2019
$
95,750
Updated: 
10 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
26.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal White Metallic
#CBD0D3
Denim Blue Metallic
#5D7A8B
Bright Silver Metallic
#E2E2E2
Onyx Black Metallic
#010101
Savile Grey Metallic
#627C8B
Ice White
#FBFDFE
Thunder Grey Metallic
#586377
Pebble Grey Metallic
#938E88
Pine Grey Metallic
#393B37
Birch Light Metallic
#DADADA
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Volvo makes a number of minor changes to the 2021 XC90 lineup. Every model now comes standard with front parking sensors, LED headlights that turn with the steering wheel, high-pressure headlight washers, wireless charging, two USB-C ports on the back of the center console, and the company's Care Key, which allows an owner to set limitations on the vehicle's top speed. The plug-in-hybrid T8 is now branded with the Recharge moniker..

Pros
Stunning styling inside and out,
impressive list of features,
quick plug-in hybrid.

Cons
Coarse-sounding gas engines,
harsh ride on rough roads,
plug-in hybrid isn't as efficient as rivals.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Low-key luxury lies in the 2021 Volvo XC90’s serene cockpit, in its strong acceleration, and in its gray-wool confines.

Pros
Proudly Scandinavian, inside and out
Simple and sophisticated interior
Tablet-like touchscreen
Lots of models and trims
Great safety record and standard active tech

Cons
Base powertrain lacks potency
Some flimsy materials in the cabin
Not a performance SUV

By: 
thecarconnection.com

T8 plug-in hybrid model now known as Recharge.Minor changes to standard feature availability.

PROS
Elegant interior and exterior styling
Spacious second- and third-row seating
Hybrid powertrain provides strong acceleration and high fuel economy
Many standard safety tech features

CONS
Some touchscreen controls can be hard to use
Voice controls don't recognize natural speech very well

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.Limited GLS Grand Edition includes upgraded leather, wood trim, adaptive LED headlights, unique wheels.Part of the second GLS-Class generation introduced for 2013 (then called the GL-Class).

PROS
Spacious third-row seat can accommodate adults
Ample acceleration with any powertrain choice
Quiet cabin with luxurious trim
Available off-road package gives it true capability in the dirt

CONS
Many desirable features don't come standard
Large price jump from GLS 450 to GLS 550

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class wears its old-school heart on its sleeve, proudly.

Pros
Plenty of cargo- and people-space
Flexible seating
Luxury SUV-levels of swank
Latest safety equipment – much of which is standard
Surprisingly entertaining AMG model

Cons
No diesel option
COMAND system is due for replacement
Middling gas-engine fuel economy

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class ranked #2 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Ample engine power
Confident handling and comfortable ride
Upscale cabin quality
Three rows of spacious seats

Cons
Rivals have more standard features

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
32
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
4.70L
Torque: 
472ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
516ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 6 000rpm
449hp
at 5 250rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Cargo floor mats
cooled storage compartment
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Leather And Alloy Steering Wheel
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.00in
202.00in
Width: 
79.10in
78.00in
Height: 
69.90in
72.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
Front Track: 
65.70in
Rear Track: 
65.80in
Wheel Base: 
117.50in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
41.20
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
37.00in
38.50in
Front Hip Room: 
56.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
58.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.60in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
85.70cu.ft
93.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.80cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
33.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
5099.00lbs
5578.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
hands-free entry
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium 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
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Leather
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Massaging
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Four zone climate control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
600 Watts Stereo Output
14 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
1 Subwoofer(S)
14 Total Speakers
830 Watts Stereo Output
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Speed sensitive wipers
Power glass sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Speed sensitive wipers
Roof rack
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0 In.
21 X 10-In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Cornering lights
Remote anti-theft alarm system
LED Headlamp
self-leveling headlights
pre-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Emergency Braking Preparation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Emergency Service*
Vehicle Alarm notification*
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Self-Leveling Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Advanced Package
Lounge Package
Protection Package
Climate Package
Polestar
Protection Package Premier
Driver Assistance Package
Grand Edition Package
Off-Road Package
Night Package
Exterior Options: 
Foldable Trailer Hitch W/Ball And Ball Holder
21" 8-Multi Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
Bumper Cover - Stainless Steel
21" 10-Spoke Silver Wheel W/All-Season Tires
Front And Rear Mud Flaps
22" 6-Spoke Black Wheel W/Summer Tires
Running Boards
Load Bars
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Soft-Close Doors
Panorama Sunroof
Interior Options: 
Grocery Bag Holder
Air Quality W/Advanced Air Cleaner
Integrated Center Booster Cushion 2nd Row
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System
Eyeglass Holder
Illuminated Door Plate
Luggage Cover
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Ventilated Front Seats
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
2nd Row Side-Window Sunshades
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated & Cooled Front Cup Holders
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage Feature
Power EASY-ENTRY Feature For 2nd-Row Seats
Cabin Air Purification System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Blond, premium leather
#C1C0BE
Charcoal, premium leather
#464648
Amber, premium leather
#855E45
Slate, premium leather
#484848
Maroon Brown, premium leather
#645552
Midnight Zinc, Sueded Microfiber
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E7DEDA
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A3A1A0
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#483F3D
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Black, leatherette
#B6A598
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#9E8B7C
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#936555
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#534A48
designo Porcelain/Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#E7DEDA