The world of luxury compact SUVs is filled with remarkable options like the 2019 Volvo XC40 and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. Both cars are impressive in terms of cabin design. What else can they offer to car buyers in Manhattan? That will be explained through the help of this car comparison. From here, you can decide which one is better over the other.

Design & Style

When looking at the 2019 Volvo XC40, you can never take your eyes off its exterior. This car has combined a grille assembly with its 18-inch wheels, and LED headlights, matching the style requirements of modern car lovers. The addition of roof rails on top of it makes it ruggedly handsome as well. Inside the car, you will find the best quality materials, plus a gracious space ready to accommodate five adults.

As for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, you will love the inclusion of a roomy and sophisticated cabin. This, however, has compromised cargo space. It will be hard seating inside with some of your luggage needing to take up space when it does not fit the cargo. The outside looks good, but not as mesmerizing as that of the XC40.

Technology & Safety

When it comes to technologies, there are also plenty of things to look forward to in the 2019 Volvo XC40. Topping the list is the inclusion of a gauge cluster display which allows for customization, depending on how you want to use the infotainment interface. This supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well. The car has safety aids like lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.

The base trim for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class includes an HD Radio, a Bluetooth interface, and two USB ports. This has a seven-inch touchscreen display for its infotainment system. It takes time getting familiar with the interface, in general, making it quite frustrating for drivers who want to learn about technologies instantly. Active brake assist, crosswind assist, and driver drowsiness monitor are among the available safety features for this car.


The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the 2019 Volvo XC40 are turbocharged by four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engines. The GLC reaches only up to 241 horsepower, whereas the XC40 dominates performance with a 248 horsepower output. In terms of fuel efficiency rating, figures for the Mercedes-Benz stays at 22mpg for city driving and 27mpg for highway driving. The Volvo is one thrifty ride as it reaches up to 23mpg/33mpg for city/highway driving.

The Bottom Line

A car that knows how to define class from the inside to the outside, the 2019 Volvo XC40 will truly impress anyone out there. This car has the best technologies, all of them easily comprehensible too. Of course, it's powerful yet fuel efficient rating for its engine makes it win even more.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 Volvo XC40 Test Drive Today?

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 2019 Volvo XC40 now!


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