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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2018 Volvo XC90

When a standard SUV won't do, the next logical step in your vehicle search would be to consider a luxury SUV. One of our most beloved SUVs is the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS, an impressive machine that sets the bar high when it comes to performance and style. These vehicles know no bounds when it comes to high-class amenities, offering their drivers unmatched comfort, power, and convenience. Add to those attributes a cabin that can comfortably fit the whole family and plenty of high-tech safety features, and you've got one well-rounded vehicle that is sure to please.

Take a look below as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS to another vehicle that has similar attributes, the 2018 Volvo XC90, and see which one is right for you and your family!

Side by side picture of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS against the 2018 Volvo XC90

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS


2018 Volvo XC90

3.0L V6 biturbo Engine 2.0L DI turbocharged I-4
362 Horsepower 250
9G-TRONIC 9-speed Automatic Transmission Eight-speed Geartronic™ Automatic
Standard All-Wheel Drive Optional

Test Drive the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS in Gilbert AZ

As you can see from the chart, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS has a much more powerful engine than the 2018 Volvo XC90, giving it more horsepower and torque to really get your heart pumping. The biturbo engine in the new GLS also allows the vehicle to tow up to 7,500 pounds when properly equipped compared to the 5,000-pound towing capacity of the 2018 Volvo XC90 with all-wheel drive. Speaking of all-wheel drive, you can also see that the new GLS has a base model that comes standard with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, whereas the base model of the new XC90 does not.

While both vehicles offer seating capacity for 7, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS offers more overall interior space, as well as 93.8 cubic feet of cargo space with both rows folded flat compared to 85.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the 2018 Volvo XC90. The new GLS also comes available with multiple features not found available for the base model of the XC90, such as cooled front seats, front dual power headrests, and seating massage features.

If you would like to see the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS for yourself, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert and take one for a test drive today!