2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 | NewCars.com

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 Review

New 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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New 2021 Volvo XC60

2021 Volvo
XC60

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MSRP*
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$43,200 to $51,650
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$41,700 to $55,000
Invoice* $40,608 to $48,551 $39,198 to $51,700
MPG - City 21 - 22 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 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
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volvo XC60, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volvo XC60 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Volvo XC60 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, making it more convenient to drive.

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 GLC 300 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC60. 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 GLC 300 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volvo XC60.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is about the same width as the Volvo XC60. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volvo XC60.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC60.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC60, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 will do just as well as the Volvo XC60, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the Volvo XC60.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the Volvo XC60. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has less cargo space than the Volvo XC60, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC60.