Volvo and Mercedes Benz are two car brands that anyone would desire to have in their garage.  Special mention includes the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS and the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country. If you are finding it difficult to choose between them, this comparison will help you in arriving to a conclusion.

Design & Style

The 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS is a 7-seater vehicle with comfortable seating and excellent outward visibility for the driver. The front seats are the most spacious of the three and provide good support. The interior has got all the look and feel of a luxury car. It looks inviting and sleek, with top quality materials covering the surface. It certainly has one of the nicest interiors in class, although not as good as the one in Volvo V90 Cross Country. The quality materials and unique design create a rich feel. You get the best seats in the house at the front, and there is plenty of room to spread out at the rear seats. Headroom and legroom is sufficient compared to other rivals.

Technology & Safety

Speaking of technology, the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS has an 8-inch display screen, two USB ports, Bluetooth and a panoramic sunroof. Many basic features are missing in the base model, including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Wi-Fi hot spot. Available features include COMAND infotainment system, navigation, satellite radio and audio system. Standard driver safety features include Pre-Safe, a rearview camera, crosswind assist, driver drowsiness monitoring and active brake assist.

On the other hand, Volvo drivers can expect interaction with digital displays. The lower trims have 8-inch digital instrument clusters, while you have a 12.3 inch higher trim levels. They work along with a 9-inch center touchscreen including features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, in-car Wi-Fi, navigation, Bluetooth audio and USB.


Performance is an important parameter to take into account when you are looking to purchase a car. The Volvo V90 Cross Country comes equipped with a 4-cylinder 2-liter engine that creates a power output of 250 HP. One can also opt for a turbocharged and supercharged engine.  For the 2018 Mercedes Benz, there are multiple trims, including GLS 450, GLS 550 and GLS 63, all offering sufficient power to move the vehicle easily. However, it can burn a hole in your pocket with its low fuel efficiency.

The Bottom Line

With the above comparison, it is quite clear that the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country is a better choice when compared against the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS. It has got everything from technology and design to handling and performance.

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Do you want to see and experience for yourself what this Volvo vehicle has to offer? Visit us at Volvo Cars Manhattan today! Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable and can provide pertinent advice regarding car purchase, servicing, financing, and more. Contact us today and book a test drive for the 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country now!


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