It can be quite mesmerizing to pick either the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLA or the 2018 Volvo V40 Cross Country, as both of them has a lot to offer, in terms of technology, design, and safety. Since you have to choose one of them, it's better to dig deeper into the details and find out which one is a better investment. Go through this comparison to get a clear idea.

Design & Style

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a 5-seater vehicle, with limited legroom in the rear side and is best suited for a couple of small adults. The headroom is fine, but if you opt for a moonroof, you need to compromise with space. The interior does not have the outright luxury and opulence you would expect from a Mercedes cabin. The seats come standard with leather upholstery, while there are some hard plastic surfaces as well.

Compared to other rivals, the 2018 Volvo V40 Cross Country has got to offer excellent attributes. This is outlined by a classy design that oozes elegance. You would simply love the electric windows and the 16-inch wheels on offer. The seats are quite spacious and cozy, with an upscale interior and chic cabin features.

Technology & Safety

Speaking of technology, one of the key highlights of the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLA is its infotainment system. You get an 8-inch touch screen display along with crisp graphics and straightforward menus. Most of the commands are controlled through a knob on the center console. It takes some time to get used to the system. Other notable features include remote start, two USB ports, Bluetooth, HD Radio and a rearview camera.

The Volvo V40 Cross Country earns a gold star for its technology, given the intuitive infotainment system on offer. You get audio streaming, Bluetooth connectivity, CD Player and a USB input that allows full control of the Apple and Android phones. Safety features include Park Assist Pilot, rearview camera and parking sensors.


The 2018 GLA comes standard with a turbo 4-cylinder engine that delivers an output of 208 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. The numbers may look good on paper, but it does not reflect the performance of the car on road. You may experience a turbo-lag while accelerating.  This is where Volvo V40 Cross Country has an edge with a powerful 4-cylinder engine that moves the vehicle easily around the town.

The Bottom Line

Mercedes-Benz may have a strong brand value in the market, but in case of GLA, it takes a beating hand down, when compared to Volvo's V40 Cross Country. The above comparison is evident of this fact, making it clear which of the two models is a better choice.

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