Volvo XC60 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV - Head to Head (2020 & 2019)

Volvo XC60 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC - SUV Comparison (2021 & 2020)

Handcrafted to please the senses, the 2021 Volvo XC60 and 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC are SUVs made to be appreciated. While both are paired with 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engines and can hold up to five passengers, they do offer unique distinctions to set them apart from each other. You can learn more by reading through the differences between the Volvo XC60 and Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV in the following guide.

McLaughlin Volvo Cars in Moline, IL, offers a diverse selection of XC60 models in our inventory. Our finance team has also curated an XC60 lease offer for your consideration. Should you have any questions for one of our representatives, please call our Volvo Cars dealership at (866) 982-1024.

For the sake of comparison, the 2021 Volvo XC60 Inscription, with a starting MSRP of $49,200, has been matched up against the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV, which starts at $43,200 MSRP.

Inspiring uncluttered and delightful drives with every turn of the wheel, the 2020 Volvo XC60 and 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV are both luxurious SUVs with proven capabilities. For a dynamic breakdown of what features each of these SUVs has to offer, explore the following Volvo XC60 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC comparison guide.

After you have finished discovering Volvo XC60 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV differences, call a McLaughlin Volvo Cars product specialist in Moline, IL, at (866) 982-1024 to discuss further.

2020 XC60 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

Volvo XC60 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC
Size & Dimensions

Size & Dimensions

The 2020 Volvo XC60 and Mercedes-Benz GLC are both expansive premium SUVs with five comfortable seats and ample cargo space. The Volvo XC60 does have more cargo volume to work with than the Mercedes-Benz GLC when the rear seats are lowered, so your new furniture purchases will be safe inside this spacious Volvo SUV. Additionally, the ground clearance on the Volvo is significantly higher than the ground clearance on the Mercedes-Benz. For a comprehensive look at the specifications on each SUV, read through the following details.

Volvo XC60

2020 SUV Model

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Five

Seating Capacity

Five

63.3 cu.-ft.

Cargo Capacity

56.5 cu.-ft.

38 in.

First-row Headroom

37.8 in.

41.5 in.

First-row Legroom

40.8 in.

38 in.

Second-row Headroom

38.5 in.

38 in.

Second-row Legroom

37.3 in.

8.2 in. w/ air suspension & 8.5 in. w/o air suspension

Ground Clearance

5.9 in.

184.6 in.

Length

183.3 in.

83.3 in.

Width

82.5 in.

65.3 in.

Height

64.7 in.

Volvo XC60 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC
Interior Comfort

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2020 Volvo XC60 are both luxurious SUVs with sleek and suave interiors. Both offer wood inlays as an interior design element, driftwood inlays on the 2020 XC60 and Natural Grain Brown Ash wood trim on the 2020 GLC. For other interior comforts offered by the 2020 Volvo XC60, read through the following list.

  • Leather upholstery
  • Tinted panoramic moonroof
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
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Volvo XC60 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC
Performance & Handling

The 2020 Volvo XC60 and 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC are both lithe performers. Both SUVs offer all-wheel drive for inclement weather situations and also have two-wheel drive as an option. For the XC60 and Mercedes-Benz GLC engine specifications, review the following information.

2020 Volvo XC60

Available Engines T5 2.0L in-line I4 turbocharged engine T6 2.0L in-line I4 turbocharged & supercharged engine T8 2.0L Plug-in Hybrid in-line I4 turbocharged & supercharged engine w/ 87 HP electric motor T8 Polestar Plug-in Hybrid turbocharged & supercharged w/ electric motor
Horsepower 250 HP
316 HP
400 HP
415 HP
Torque 258 lb.-ft. of torque
295 lb.-ft. of torque
472 lb.-ft. of torque
494 lb.-ft. of torque
MPG (city/hwy) 22 city/28 hwy MPG
21 city/27 hwy MPG
60 city/58 hwy MPGe
N/A

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Available Engines 2.0L in-line I4 turbocharged engine 2.0L in-line I4 turbocharged engine w/ 85 kW electric motor
Horsepower 255 HP
315 HP
Torque 273 lb.-ft. of torque
413 lb.-ft. of torque
MPG (city/hwy) 22 city/29 hwy MPG
55 city/57 hwy MPGe

Volvo XC60 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC
Safety

Your peace of mind is a top priority for both Volvo and Mercedes-Benz. Both the Volvo XC60 and Mercedes-Benz GLC feature cameras designed to increase your awareness of your surroundings. For the Mercedes-Benz GLC, that is a rearview camera. On the Volvo XC60, experience a truly encompassing safety system with the 360-degree surround view camera. Both SUVs also offer a system designed to send out an alert if you find yourself in a challenging situation, known as Volvo On Call and Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call. Read through other Volvo XC60 safety features in the following list to gain a fuller picture.

  • Lane keeping aid
  • Pilot assist 
  • Park assist pilot
  • City safety
  • Road sign information

Volvo XC60 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC
Warranty

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Volvo and Mercedes-Benz both offer comparable general warranties. Volvo's warranty expires after four years or 50,000 miles, whichever happens first. Mercedes-Benz also offers a four year or 50,000 mile warranty.