2020 gle vs range rover sport

Trying to figure out which of these cars to buy? We compare the 2020 gle vs range rover sport and range rover sport vs mercedes gle to make an informed buying decision as to which car to buy in 2020. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these cars.

2020 Mercedes GLE vs. 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

Safety

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Both the GLE and the Range Rover Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

2020 gle vs range rover sport

Warranty

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There are over 2 times as many Mercedes dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the GLE’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Mercedes vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes 12th in initial quality. With 36 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 32nd.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Mercedes vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes 13th in reliability, above the industry average. With 87 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

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As tested in Car and Driver the GLE 450 is faster than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport supercharged V6:

GLERange Rover Sport
Zero to 30 MPH1.9 sec2.1 sec
Zero to 60 MPH5.3 sec5.9 sec
Zero to 100 MPH13.9 sec15.4 sec
5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start6 sec6.5 sec
Passing 50 to 70 MPH4.3 sec4.4 sec
Quarter Mile13.9 sec14.5 sec
Speed in 1/4 Mile100 MPH97 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the GLE gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Sport:

MPG
GLE
RWD350 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.20 city/27 hwy
AWD350 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.19 city/26 hwy
450 3.0 turbo 6-cyl. Hybrid19 city/24 hwy
Range Rover Sport
AWD3.0 supercharged V617 city/23 hwy
5.0 supercharged V817 city/22 hwy
SVR 5.0 supercharged V815 city/20 hwy

Environmental Friendliness

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies the Mercedes GLE as an “Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle” (ULEV). The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is only certified to “Low Emissions Vehicle” (LEV) standards.

Transmission

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A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Mercedes GLE, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Range Rover Sport.

Brakes and Stopping

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The GLE stops shorter than the Range Rover Sport:

GLERange Rover Sport
70 to 0 MPH174 feet179 feetCar and Driver

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the GLE has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Sport (255/50R19 vs. 235/65R19).

The GLE’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 65 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The GLE 450 offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Land Rover doesn’t offer an active suspension on the Range Rover Sport.

The GLE’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the GLE’s wheelbase is 2.8 inches longer than on the Range Rover Sport (117.9 inches vs. 115.1 inches).

The GLE 450 handles at .84 G’s, while the Range Rover Sport HSE pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Chassis

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The design of the Mercedes GLE amounts to more than styling. The GLE has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .29 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Range Rover Sport (.37) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the GLE get better fuel mileage.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the GLE 450 is quieter than the Range Rover Sport HSE:

GLERange Rover Sport
At idle38 dB45 dB
Full-Throttle70 dB79 dB
70 MPH Cruising63 dB64 dB

Passenger Space

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The GLE has 1.1 inches more front headroom, .5 inches more rear headroom and 4 inches more rear legroom than the Range Rover Sport.

Cargo Capacity

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The GLE has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Sport with all its rear seats folded (75 vs. 55.8 cubic feet).

Towing

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While the Range Rover Sport SVR can only tow 6613, any GLE can tow a minimum of 7700 pounds.

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Mercedes service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes fifth in service department satisfaction. With an 89% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Ergonomics

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To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the GLE offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer cornering lights.

Model Availability

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The GLE is available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Recommendations

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The Mercedes GLE outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Sport by 89% during 2018.

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