2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2021 Volvo XC60

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs 2021 Volvo XC60

If you are looking for a luxury compact SUV, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB is the perfect option. This crossover SUV is stylish, luxurious, and offers practicality. It is loaded with Mercedes’ latest safety and infotainment system. However, another option in this segment that gives tough competition to the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB is the 2021 Volvo XC60. We, at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, have compared these two models to help you make the right decision.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB


2021 Volvo XC60

$38,050 Starting MSRP $41,700
2.0-liter turbo-4 engine Engine 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine
23/31/26 (front-wheel drive) Fuel economy 22/29 (front-wheel drive)
Two 7-inch screens Infotainment system 9.0-inch touchscreen display

Which is better: Volvo XC60 or Mercedes GLB?

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that generates 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and is paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The base model of the 2021 Volvo XC60 has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 2021 GLB offers an optional third-row seat, a panoramic roof, wireless smartphone charging, leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, and a lighted Mercedes star logo. Its infotainment system has two 7-inch screens. One screen displays gauges while the other screen offers functions like navigation and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. The 2021 XC60 comes standard with a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display and offers personalization options.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB has EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 23 mpg and 31 mpg for the city and highway respectively and 26 mpg combined on the front-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive has the same ratings except for the highway which is 30 mpg. The 2021 Volvo XC60 receives 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway on the front-wheel drive in T5 models. The all-wheel drive decreases both the ratings by 1 mpg.

Pricing is another factor you can check before making your decision. The 2021 GLB has a starting price of $38,050 while the 2021 XC60 starts at $41,700. (Actual prices may vary)

Want to learn more about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB and schedule a test drive? Contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN. Our team will answer all your questions and help you get behind the wheel of your dream car.

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