Deciding Between Popular Crossover SUVs

Principle Volvo Cars of San Antonio understands that comparing two vehicles can be a long, tedious process. Since we are dedicated to making the automotive shopping experience the best it can be for all our customers, we are offering a helpful comparison between the 2020 Volvo XC40 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

Performance You Want and Need from a Crossover SUV

When it's time to invest in a new crossover SUV, it's helpful to pick a model that provides the energetic performance you need for any adventure you plan for. While both of these popular new vehicles are top contenders, it's clear after comparison that the 2020 Volvo XC40 may be the better option.

  • The base engine of the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 provides 208 horsepower, and the base engine in the Volvo XC40 produces 187 horsepower. However, the Volvo XC40 offers a heftier powertrain option that pushes out 248 horsepower, while the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 doesn't have another powertrain option.
  • Bad road conditions won't stop you when you choose the 2020 Volvo XC40 with the more potent engine as all-wheel drive comes standard with this engine. To get all-wheel drive with the Mercedes-Benz model, you have to work up to the higher trim levels and stick with their less powerful, sole powertrain option.
  • When you encounter rough road surfaces, you'll be thankful you're in the smooth-riding Volvo XC40. The superior suspension system in the 2020 Volvo XC40 handles bumps better than the suspension system in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

Explore in Safety

While performance of your new SUV is important, so is safety. The Volvo brand is known for their high attention to safety in their new vehicles, which is why the 2020 Volvo XC40 is the safer option over the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. Here are the safety and driver assistance features that come standard on the new Volvo XC40 but are either optional or not available at all on the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250:

  • Lane-Departure Warning
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Road Departure Mitigation Technology
  • Oncoming Collision Mitigation Technology

Space and Technology to Improve Your Drive around San Antonio

When you decide to invest in a vehicle, you want to ensure that you'll enjoy the drive. Both the Volvo XC40 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 contain tech features in the cabin that will make any trip better, but the new Volvo XC40 seems to create a slightly more enjoyable ride overall.

  • Both models come standard with durable synthetic leather upholstery and high-end materials throughout the cabin. However, there's a stark difference in comfort between each SUV. The new Volvo SUV offers rear passengers significantly more legroom, headroom, and shoulder room than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.
  • When it comes to space for cargo, the new Volvo XC40 wins again. In the Volvo SUV, you get 20.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 47.2 cubic feet when you fold down the rear seats. In the Mercedes-Benz SUV, you only get 17.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 43.6 cubic feet when they're folded down.
  • The touchscreen infotainment system in the Volvo XC40 is a full inch larger than the infotainment screen in the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. Plus, features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot come standard on the Volvo SUV. The Mercedes-Benz model does not come standard with any of those three features.

Test Drive the 2020 Volvo XC40 at Principle Volvo Cars of San Antonio

After comparison, it seems to be clear that the 2020 Volvo XC40 outshines the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 in almost every category. To get a feel for the luxurious ride that this new Volvo SUV provides, schedule a test drive with Principle Volvo Cars of San Antonio today.



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