2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 | NewCars.com

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

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2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$38,050 to $40,050
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $35,767 to $37,647 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 23 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 30 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 than in the Volvo XC40. The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 as you will with the Volvo XC40, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC40. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is a little narrower than the Volvo XC40, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which is slightly longer than the Volvo XC40.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC40, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC40.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC40, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC40.