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Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Volvo XC40

When we compare the Mercedes-Benz GLC to the Volvo XC40, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. The Volvo XC40 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz GLC versus the Volvo XC40, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Mercedes-Benz GLC versus Volvo XC40 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mercedes-Benz GLC ranges from $29,989 to $53,460 while a used Volvo XC40 from the same model year range is priced between $29,999 to $40,994. For a new model, the Mercedes-Benz GLC's price is between $47,381 and $63,699, with the Volvo XC40 priced between $41,887 and $51,530.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz GLC’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the Volvo XC40 base engine makes 194 horsepower. The GLC is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 470 miles. The XC40 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 454 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Volvo XC40 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Volvo XC40 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Volvo XC40 has the better rating with a Top Safety Pick+ award compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLC’s Top Safety Pick award.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2023 Volvo XC40

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$47,381 - $63,699

Used Asking Price:

$29,989 - $53,460

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.9%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,887 - $51,530

Used Asking Price:

$29,999 - $40,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

5.8 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 29
12 / 29
20 / 67
32 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

AMG GLC 43, GLC 300, GLC 300 4MATIC

Trim Levels

B4 Ultimate Bright Theme, B4 Plus Bright Theme, B4 Core, B4 Plus Dark Theme, B4 Ultimate Dark Theme, B5 Ultimate Bright Theme, B5 Plus Bright Theme, B5 Core, B5 Plus Dark Theme, B5 Ultimate Dark Theme

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.067 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

194 hp @ 4800 rpm

Torque:

221 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 27 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

383 / 470 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 32 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

341 / 454 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

19.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

56.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Cargo Space:

20.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

57.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

118.7 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3781 lbs

Width:

82.5 inches

Height:

64.7 inches

Length:

183.3 inches

Wheelbase:

113.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.9 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3726 lbs

Width:

80.1 inches

Height:

65.2 inches

Length:

174.8 inches

Wheelbase:

106.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R18