German SUV Fight: Mercedes-Benz vs Volvo

August 13, 2012 at 09:30

Today we decided to put elegance and style into the fight with each other. As we know that great SUV auto brands can truly amaze with their exterior and interior design and also the great engines that they are powered with, therefore today we will see the fight between great upper-scale coupe models. We will see the new 2013 year Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class fighting with the 2013 Volvo XC90. These two cars really have something worth to show us, therefore let’s see what their fight will look like.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Pic

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Pic

Starting our fight with price we can see that Mercedes-Benz is priced far above the Volvo XC90. Its base price is set around $39,090, while new Volvo is far cheaper in this sense, as its price for the 2013th model is $37,500. Even though the difference is just $1,500, it is still quite sensitive in this level. Now let’s see what about the core with which these two models are equipped. Mercedes-Benz got for itself the 3.5L 302hp V6, while Volvo has got 3.2L 240hp I6. The level of torque for the new Mercedes is set at 273 @ 3500 RPM, while Jaguar got the 236 @ 3200 RPM. Regarding the fuel economy, both of the models are pretty similar, as they go as far as 16 mpg in the city and 21-23 mpg on the highway.

2013 Volvo XC90 Photo

2013 Volvo XC90 Photo

So in the end, we can see that Mercedes-Benz is more expensive, it still has far more to offer than Volvo.