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.
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.
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.
Trunk length with seats up
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
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.
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.