The 2020 Volvo XC40 has earned one of the top spots as shown by most car comparison charts. It offers the option of a powerful engine performance, a plush cabin interior, and an abundance of room inside. Does the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class have what it takes to be a strong competitor of the XC40? Read on further to find out.

Design & Style

The 2020 Volvo XC40 is able to comfortably seat up to a total of 5 people on its supportive seats that are fixed inside its cabin with plenty of space. Passengers will have no complaints of any lack of leg- or headroom at the front and back rows, hence longer trips are well-accommodated. This vehicle flaunts its deluxe interior outlook which is finished with a neat coverage of trimmings made of premium materials.  The XC40 can store up to 20.7 cubic feet of cargo which can be stretched to support a total of 47.2 cubic feet when the back row seats are folded all the way down.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class has a seating capacity of 5 on its roomy front seats which provide lots of cushioning and legroom. There are power adjustment options in the front but the back row seats lack of the same feature as well as leg- and headroom. Its interior style does not have any specific concept but soft materials are seen covering most of its surfaces with additional hard plastics used to line its edges which may appear a little shoddy. Its cargo space can support 17.2 cubic feet of storage and 43.6 of cubic feet when the rear seats are folded.

Technology & Safety

The 2020 Volvo XC40 comes equipped with several tech features including its Sensus system used for infotainment, a 9-inch touchscreen, Android/Apple compatibility, and WiFi. It also has safety advances which comprise of collision warning, auto emergency brakes, lane departure and keep assists, auto high beams, and rearview camera.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class offers a list of tech advances such as its own COMAND system, an 8-inch display, 2 USB ports, HD and satellite radios, Android/Apple compatibility, Bluetooth, voice command, and navigation. For safety, the GLA has a rearview camera, collision warning, auto emergency brakes, attentiveness monitor, and rain-sensing wipers.


The 2020 Volvo XC40 can produce 187 horsepower on a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an upgrade option that can make 248 horsepower. Its fuel efficiency is rated at 23 mpg in cities and 33 mpg on highways for the base engine option.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class is able to put out 208 horsepower on a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine while rating at 24 mpg on fuel economy while in cities and 34 mpg while on highways.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Volvo XC40 is easily the preferred choice here where owners can expect a strong engine performance, and a cabin that provides ultimate comfort and ample space at both rows. It also offers a long list of features as well as a competitive price margin.

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