2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2019 Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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2019 Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

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Safety

Both the Range Rover Sport and AMG GLE 43 Coupe have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Range Rover Sport has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The AMG GLE 43 Coupe’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

To help make backing safer, the Range Rover Sport’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The AMG GLE 43 Coupe doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the AMG GLE 43 Coupe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and driver alert monitors.

Warranty

The Range Rover Sport’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Engine

The Range Rover Sport P400e’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid produces 13 more horsepower (398 vs. 385) than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe’s 3.0 turbo V6. The Range Rover Sport Supercharged/Autobiography’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 133 more horsepower (518 vs. 385) and 77 lbs.-ft. more torque (461 vs. 384) than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe’s 3.0 turbo V6. The Range Rover Sport SVR’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 190 more horsepower (575 vs. 385) and 132 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 384) than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe’s 3.0 turbo V6.

The Range Rover Sport’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 59 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 384) than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe’s 3.0 turbo V6.

Fuel Economy and Range

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

 

 

 

MPG

Range Rover Sport

 

AWD

3.0 turbo V6 Diesel

22 city/28 hwy

 

 

3.0 supercharged V6

17 city/23 hwy

 

 

HSE 3.0 supercharged V6

17 city/23 hwy

GLE Coupe

 

AWD

AMG 43 3.0 turbo V6

17 city/2 hwy

The Range Rover Sport P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The AMG GLE 43 Coupe must run its internal combustion engine to move.

Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover Sport’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The AMG GLE 43 Coupe doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 3.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe (27.6 vs. 24 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the Range Rover Sport Gas’ front brake rotors are larger than those on the AMG GLE 43 Coupe:

 

Range Rover Sport Gas

AMG GLE 43

Front Rotors

15 inches

14.8 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

13.6 inches

Suspension and Handling

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Sport is 1.5 inches wider in the front and .5 inches wider in the rear than on the AMG GLE 43 Coupe.

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport has a 3.1 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe (10.9 vs. 7.8 inches), allowing the Range Rover Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space

The Range Rover Sport offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the AMG GLE 43 Coupe can only carry 5.

The Range Rover Sport has .2 inches more front headroom, 1.9 inches more front legroom, 2.2 inches more front shoulder room, 1.3 inches more rear headroom and 1.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe.

Cargo Capacity

The Range Rover Sport’s cargo area provides more volume than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe.

 

Range Rover Sport

GLE

Third Seat Removed

24.8 cubic feet

23 cubic feet

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Range Rover Sport’s liftgate can be opened and closed just by waving your foot, leaving your hands completely free. The AMG GLE 43 Coupe doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Towing

The Range Rover Sport’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the AMG GLE 43 Coupe’s (7716 vs. 7200 pounds).

Ergonomics

The Range Rover Sport offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The AMG GLE 43 Coupe doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Range Rover Sport has a standard rear wiper. The AMG GLE 43 Coupe doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

Optional air conditioned the front and second row seats keep the Range Rover Sport’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The AMG GLE 43 Coupe doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.

Recommendations

The Range Rover Sport was selected by Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine as their 2014 4x4 of the Year. The AMG GLE 43 Coupe has never been chosen.

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