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Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

87points

Volvo XC60 (2015)

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Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014) vs Volvo XC60 (2015)

Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

Why is Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014) better than Volvo XC60 (2015)?

  • Has stolen vehicle tracking system
  • Has smart key as standard
  • 25mm lower ground clearance
    206mmvs231mm

Why is Volvo XC60 (2015) better than Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)?

  • 308mm shorter
    1.64mvs1951mm
  • 13.7l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    9.8l/100 kmvs23.5l/100 km
  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • 155mm narrower
    1.9mvs2055mm
  • 2 more airbags
    6vs4
  • 1.9m smaller turn radius
    11.7mvs13.6m
  • 49.14% greater cargo volume
    1909lvs1280l
  • Has in-car system

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General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

2. smaller turn radius

13.6m

11.7m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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3.Has front-wheel drive
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

4.Has fully independent suspension
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

5.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

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Dimensions

1.height

1.95m

1.64m

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2.width

2.06m

1.9m

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3. longer wheelbase

2.85m

2.77m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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4. greater cargo volume

1280l

1909l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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5. lower ground clearance

206mm

231mm

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.

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6. more headroom (front)

1.07m

965mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.35Cd

0.35Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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0.24Cd

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Engine

1. larger fuel tank

96l

70l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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2. better fuel economy (city)

23.5l/100 km

9.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3. higher maximum torque

530Nm

258Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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4.Has a turbocharged engine
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

5. better fuel economy (highway)

18.8l/100 km

7.6l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.4l/100 km

6. more horsepower

382hp

240hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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Features

1. more airbags

4

6

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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2.Has a rear-view camera
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

3.Has Bluetooth
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

4.Has in-car system
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

5.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

6.Has smart key as standard
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

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