When comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLK's and the Volvo XC60's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz GLK has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Volvo XC60 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz GLK's and the Volvo XC60's specifications and ratings, the Volvo XC60 is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz GLK.
Mercedes-Benz GLK vs. Volvo XC60 Pricing
A used 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK ranges from $13,497 to $25,013 while a used 2015 Volvo XC60 is priced between $10,999 to $21,996.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz GLK’s base engine makes 302 horsepower, and the Volvo XC60 base engine makes 240 horsepower. The GLK is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 435 miles. The XC60 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 574 miles. This gives the Volvo XC60 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Mercedes-Benz GLK. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Volvo XC60 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Mercedes-Benz GLK has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Volvo XC60 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.