Head to Head: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class vs. 2016 Volvo XC90

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2016 Volvo XC90 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a new name for the German automaker, but it is affixed to a familiar face. It is basically the old M-Class with a new name. Along with the Volvo XC90, the M-Class essentially created the luxury midsize SUV class.

The Mercedes M-Class (or ML-Class) entered the market in 1997 and turned the luxury SUV market on its head. Meanwhile, the Volvo XC90 joined the craze in 2002, offering safety above all else. Today, these vehicles continue to set the bar for performance, style, comfort, and safety technology.

The GLE is the winner of U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for Families award. Meanwhile, the XC90 is the 2016 Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for Families award winner and was a finalist for the 2016 Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money award.

But which luxury SUV is best for you? Read on to find out.