2021 Volvo XC40 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Comparison in Torrance, CA

For a few thousand less than the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA, the bold new Volvo XC40 promises to deliver even more comfort, utility, safety and style! Find out more in this head-to-head crossover comparison from Volvo Cars South Bay in Torrance. We'll show you exactly why the 2021 Volvo XC40 is an even better value. With more premium materials, it's a better place to pass the time. Best of all, with proven safety, you'll have peace of mind for the road ahead. Discover more in the comparison below.

Volvo XC40 interior features

2021 Volvo XC40 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Size & Utility

For the most part, these two vehicles are very similar in size, including overall length and similar interior legroom. However, when it comes to carrying extra gear, the 2021 Volvo XC40 offers some additional room. With its smoother, rounded shape, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA offers 50.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume when the rear seats are folded. By contrast, thanks to a more squared-off, angular shape that doesn't intrude on cabin space, the 2021 Volvo XC40 provides up to 57.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

Volvo XC40 technology

2021 Volvo XC40 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Features & Comfort

You might anticipate a whole lot of luxury from a name like Mercedes-Benz, but you get a lot more premium features for a lot less when you choose Volvo! The 2021 Volvo XC40 comes standard with genuine leather upholstery, where you get faux leatherette in entry-level 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA models. The Volvo XC40 comes standard with ambient mood lighting for a luxurious, modern feel, four-way power-adjustable front seat lumbar support and a 12" widescreen fully-digital dashboard. Features similar to these will cost you extra on the Mercedes-Benz crossover.

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Volvo XC40 performance specs

2021 Volvo XC40 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Performance & Drive

Entry-level 2021 Volvo XC40 models don't make quite as much power as the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA -- however, you can upgrade to the T5 engine with all-wheel drive and 248 horsepower. That's 27 more horses than you get from the Mercedes-Benz. To get more power from the GLA, you'd have to upgrade to a sport-tuned AMG model for a whole lot more.

Volvo XC40 safety features

2021 Volvo XC40 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Safety & Technology

Volvo has been an innovator and a leader when it comes to automotive safety for decades -- and the 2021 Volvo XC40 is no exception. With generous standard features and leading industry awards, it provides a level of safety you can trust. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA just doesn't stack up. Both models provide automatic forward emergency braking, but the 2021 Volvo XC40 further includes lane keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring with steering assistance, rear cross-traffic alert with auto-brake and road sign information. Similar tech is available on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA, but none of it comes standard.

The latest Volvo XC40 models also come with LED headlights and fog lights with cornering function. They'll pivot as you steer for better visibility. That's yet another important safety feature you'll have to pay more for on the crossover from Mercedes-Benz.

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Why Choose Volvo Cars South Bay?

With a proven dedication to reliability and safety that goes back decades, Volvo has earned its position as one of the world's most trusted automakers. From first-to-market safety innovations to more premium, more sustainable materials and quality construction, a new Volvo is sure to provide the comfort, convenience and excitement you're looking for from your next car, crossover or SUV. Best of all, you're buying from a dealership that stands behind you long after your new vehicle rolls off the lot. Part of the McKenna auto group, Volvo Cars South Bay gives you access to the McKenna VIP Program and other perks when you purchase a new Volvo with us. We invite you to come meet our friendly, knowledgeable team and come see the dazzling new collection of Volvo models in our inventory at Volvo Cars South Bay. Take your no-pressure test drive today.