2018 Volvo XC90 vs. 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS

The first step to owning the car of your dreams is to save for it. After that, you can go back to the list of cars that you have on your hands. In there, you will find the names of the car models closest to your heart. For those of you who are reading this comparison, there is only one thing that is certain. You want to know more about the 2018 Volvo XC90 and the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS that made it to your shortlist of dream cars.

Design & Style

The 2018 Volvo XC90 is one of those stylish cars that is a bit laidback in terms of exterior design but is definitely worth discovering. This has a sleek look outside, thus adding a hit of modernity to its already rugged exterior. Inside it, you will see that every detail has been carefully thought of by its maker. Do not forget how it has been gifted with space and you will notice its real splendor.

The 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS, on the other hand, has a boxy shape, one that makes it similar to the XC90. The tapered and rounded edges add a level of smoothness to it as well. Inside it, you will find the heated and cooled cup-holders adding elements of luxury to the car. Storage capacity is limited for this car though.

Technology & Safety

The technologies of the 2018 Volvo XC90 are features that you will truly appreciate this car. Its user-friendly infotainment system has been paired with controls that are easy to use. Add to that, the navigation system has also been simplified. For safety features, you will enjoy adaptive cruise control, collision warning, and blind spot monitoring among its long list of offerings.

When it comes to the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS, you will see that the infotainment system remains the same, although support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now available. Despite taking a leap of faith in adding this support, you will be frustrated to discover that it is optional for this very expensive car. Its front-crash prevention technology is basic as well.


You will find the 2018 Volvo XC90 powerful enough with the inclusion of a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine under its hood. This allows it to turbocharge results and yield up to as much as 258lb-ft of torque and 250 horsepower. As for the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS, you will see that it is capable of reaching up to as much as 516lb-ft of torque and 449 horsepower. The result is actually nothing special with its V8, 4.7-liter engine considering that it makes irritating noise once you apply the brakes and accelerate.

The Bottom Line

While the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLS sounds promising, it does not compare to what the 2018 Volvo XC90 can offer. Therefore, the XC90 is a clear winner in this battle.

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