If you are in the market for a new luxury SUV chances are you've considered both the 2020 Volvo XC90 and 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class. While both are fantastic SUV's, loaded with premium features and modern technology, there are some key similarities and differences. We want you to make the best decision for your lifestyle and budget, with as few compromises as possible. You'll be equipped with ample room and comfortable seating in both models! Let's dive into how these models vary from their powertrains to their designs.


Between the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the 2020 Volvo XC90 you are going to see a lot more power and versatility in the Volvo XC90. The XC90 is equipped with a T8 plug-in-hybrid setup. The turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine has been upgraded with a new battery pack that is being referred to as "brake-by-wire advanced battery charging." This new improvement has increased the overall range by about 15 percent and pumps out 420 horsepower. The XC90 will also be introducing a new non-plug-in-hybrid that is marked by a B badge. These hybrids use regenerative braking and offer more fuel efficiency and emissions reductions of up to 15 percent.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE features a new 255 horsepower engine and a 362 horsepower turbo inline-six in the GLE 450. You'll also be driving with a 6G-TRONIC automatic transmission that offers a versatile range and ratios. Your driving will feature quick response times, efficiency, and quiet driving. There are also fingertip shift paddles and the modes of DYNAMIC SELECT.

Design Features

When it comes to technological advancements the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE has incorporated added unique features. While the Volvo XC90 was awarded one of the most luxurious SUVs in its class, its standard technological features aren't as extensive of those in the Mercedes-Benz GLE. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE features fully digital instruments that flow from door-to-door and into the console integration prominent twin grab handles. You will be able to set the mood inside your cabin thanks to the available 64-color LED ambient lighting that lets you create an atmosphere like no other. The Mercedes-Benz GLE also features Artificial Intelligence. The MBUX turns your words into commands. All you have to say is "Hey, Mercedes, it's cold in here" and it will cater to your needs.

The 2020 Volvo XC90 does not feature these technologies. But both models do come with standard touchscreens as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. These features let you access your favorite compatible apps, all without picking up your phone. Both models have front seats featuring heated and ventilated properties and mobile apps that let you stay connected to what your model's needs.

Driving and Control

These two luxury SUVs are both able to perform in harsh conditions and on off-road terrain. So, if you are an avid adventure but love the life of luxury both these models cater to your needs. The XC90 offers a choice of drive modes. Using the diamond-cut roller control you can easily switch between three settings that change the characteristics of the engine, automatic gearbox, steering, brakes, stability control and engine/stop/start.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz features a lightweight, efficient 4MATIC®all-wheel driving that sends torque to the wheels when it can be used best. The GLE 450 can add even more versatility by pushing 100 percent of the cars torque to the front wheels or the rear.

We hope this is helpful information to assist you in making your final decision. While both models feature three rows of seating and beautiful aesthetic, the choice is yours to see which one feels best for you. Schedule a test drive today and we will happily assist you.



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