Volvo XC70 I 2.5 T 210HP manual 4x4 vs Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4

Volvo XC70 I 2.5 T 210HP manual 4x4

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17 reasons for

Volvo XC70 I, model available from 2000 to 2007.
It has 2.5 T 210HP petrol engine produced from 2000 to 2007.
Drive 4x4 has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

11 reasons for

Mercedes GLA, model available from 2013.
It has 250 211HP ic petrol engine produced from 2013.
Drive has automatic gearbox.

Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4

17 reasons for Volvo XC70 I 2.5 T 210KM manual 4x4 in comparison to Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4

Reasons for


1,860 > 1,804 mm
Distance between two sides of a car influences on room in the cabin as well as stability during driving. The Volvo is widther by 56 millimeters in comparison to the Mercedes GLA and is not really relevant. The medium for the „mini 4x4” class is approximately 1,797 mm and is by 4 percent smaller than the same attribute of the Volvo XC70 I.

Fuel tank

68 > 51 l
In terms of capacity of a fuel tank it is the Volvo XC70 I which can contain 33 % more fuel in comparison to the Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4. The average fuel container capacity in the mini 4x4 segment, which is represented by the Volvo XC70 I, equals 61 liters, whereas in small off-road 4x4 segment (represented by the Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4) it amounts to 61 liters.


2,769 > 2,697 mm
The wheelbase of a vehicle is the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving because of more desirable vehicle's weight distribution. Volvo XC70 I has 3 % longer wheelbase distance in relation to Mercedes. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the balance and steering. Thus, the mass of Volvo should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.


5 > 4

Trunk length with seats up

1,079 > 805 mm

Engine capacity

2,522 > 1,991 cc
The Volvo XC70 I has 27 percent larger engine capacity in relation to the Mercedes GLA. The difference is substantia. For this reason the Volvo XC70 I should accelerate faster and be able to reach higher maximum speed. On the other hand bigger engine size means worst fuel economy.

Maximum load capacity

560 > 485 kg


4,733 > 4,417 mm
The Volvo XC70 I is 7 percent longer when compared to the Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4. The length of the vehicle is important in respect of driving comfort and space in the trunk. The Volvo XC70 I probably will be offering to it's passangers more room for legs. Aditionally the Volvo XC70 I 2.5 T 210HP manual 4x4 will be better driven but the Mercedes GLA will be a little easier to park because of shorter length of the body.


1,562 > 1,493 mm
If you are a tall man or you happen to carry in the trunk stuffs of large dimensions, the Volvo, which is by 5 % higher than the Mercedes, is better option for you. However, compared vehicles do not vary much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much observable.

Trunk length with seats down

1,847 > 1,394 mm

Maximal power RPM

5,000 > 5,500 revolutions/minute

Trunk height

806 > 707 mm

Rear doors height

767 > 627 mm


2,220 > 1,986 kg

Front track

1,609 > 1,567 mm


20 > 16

Curb weight

1,665 > 1,501 kg


11 reasons for Mercedes GLA 250 211KM automat 4x4 in comparison to Volvo XC70 I 2.5 T 210HP manual 4x4

Reasons for

Maximal power

211 > 210 hp
The horsepower is a characteristic that most of drivers pay the greatest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Mercedes GLA that has by 1 horsepower more in relation to the Volvo XC70 I, which makes this vehicle somewhat better in terms of high speed. Due to more horsepower the Mercedes should as well provide a bit better efficiency in specific speeds.

Urban consumption

8.3 > 13.7 l
The fuel economy running around the town is considerably to the Mercedes GLA's advantage. This vehicle consumes 5.4 l fewer petrol running around the town when compared to the Volvo XC70 I 2.5 T 210HP manual 4x4. Better fuel econumy equals an increase in cruising range.

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

7.1 > 8.1 s
The Volvo XC70 I 2.5 T 210HP manual 4x4 can reach the speed of 100Km/h relatively slower than the Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4. The difference in the amount of 1 s is not really significant and it should not be vitally taken by you into as important for selecting the better one of presented cars.

Top speed

230 > 225 km/h
The maximum velocity possible to be reached by the Mercedes GLA is greater in comparison to this of the Volvo which allows to travel the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference at the level of 2 percent is small and is imperceptible in daily driving.

Urban range

602 > 496 km

Rear track

1,560 > 1,548 mm

Model release date

2013 > 2000


automatic > manual
For a ride in the city, it is worth to have an automatic but the choice of transmisison can have a considerable effect on fuel consumption. Automatics may burn up somewhere from 5 to 10% more than manuals.

Sill height

609 > 671 mm

Tire diameter

17 > 16 ″

Tire profile

60 > 65 %

Cars specifications

Volvo XC70 I 2.5 T 210HP manual 4x4 Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4
    Gross trailer weight - 1,804 kg
    Price range luxury luxury
    Model release date 2000 2013
    Facelifting no no
    Class compact SUV compact SUV
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