The 2018 Volvo V90 and the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLE are two of the most highly rated luxury cars of this generation. Car buyers often find it difficult to pick one of the two. To help you make a decision, we have carried out a brief comparison of both these models.

Design & Style

The 2018 Mercedes Benz GLE is a 5-seater vehicle with plenty of seating space across both rows. You will find it easy to get in and out of the vehicle, with large doors on offer. The opulent cabin of GLE is functional and attractive, featuring top-notch materials and soft-touch surfaces. On the other hand, the styling of 2018 Volvo V90 is defined by Swedish design and sleek modern styling. You will feel the coziness and luxury of a modern interior, the moment you step inside. There is plenty of legroom and headroom to accommodate passengers of all sizes.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology, some of the standard features in the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLE include the COMAND infotainment system with USB port, Bluetooth and 8-inch touch screen. Basic features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation and satellite radio are missing in the base model. Also, it takes time to master the infotainment system. Some of the standard safety features include Mercedes Benz Pre-Safe, a drowsiness monitor, crosswind assist, rearview camera and forward collision warning.

People behind the making of Volvo V90 have paid serious attention to the technology and design features of the car. It comes with a high-end Sensus infotainment system, Bluetooth, two USB ports and a satellite radio. Additionally, it comes with a 12.3-inch display screen, while the Pilot Assist option complements safety features like the steering system, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.


Performance metrics determine how powerful a vehicle is, and is one of the most important parameters to judge the true potential of a vehicle. Speaking of which, the 2018 Volvo V90 is 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that puts out 250 HP. Opt for T6 model, if you are looking for a turbocharged and supercharged option. For the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLE, it has multiple powertrain options, with the base being V6 engine. However, it fails to move the vehicle easily at higher speeds.

The Bottom Line

Given the comparison above, the Volvo V90 is a clear winner, with its exceptional handling ability and top-notch performance. No doubt Mercedes Benz is a world-class brand, but on comparing GLE with V90, we come to the conclusion that Volvo has a better offer for you. You get everything in one place as a complete package.

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