2020 Jaguar I-Pace vs. 2020 Mercedes GLE

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Safety

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Both the I-Pace and GLE have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The I-Pace 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 GLE’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 provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the I-Pace. But it costs extra on the GLE.

Both the I-Pace and the GLE 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, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors, available blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

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The I-Pace comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The GLE’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

The I-Pace’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the GLE’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the I-Pace for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for tire rotations, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Mercedes doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the GLE.

Engine

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The I-Pace’s electric motors produce 139 more horsepower (394 vs. 255) and 239 lbs.-ft. more torque (512 vs. 273) than the GLE 350’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder. The I-Pace’s electric motors produce 32 more horsepower (394 vs. 362) and 143 lbs.-ft. more torque (512 vs. 369) than the GLE 450’s standard 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid.

As tested in Motor Trend the Jaguar I-Pace is faster than the Mercedes GLE:

I-Pace

GLE 350

GLE 450

Zero to 60 MPH

4 sec

7.6 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter Mile

12.5 sec

15.8 sec

14.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

110.1 MPH

87.5 MPH

97.4 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the I-Pace gets better fuel mileage than the GLE:

MPGe

I-Pace

AWD

Electric Motors

80 city/72 hwy

GLE

MPG

RWD

350 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

20 city/27 hwy

AWD

350 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

19 city/26 hwy

450 3.0 turbo 6-cyl. Hybrid

19 city/24 hwy

580 4.0 turbo V8 Hybrid

17 city/21 hwy

The I-Pace’s maximum EPA estimated driving range is 234 miles on pure electricity. The GLE can’t move without running its internal combustion engine.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Jaguar I-Pace higher (10 out of 10) than the Mercedes GLE (5 to 6). This means the I-Pace produces up to 19.8 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the GLE every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the I-Pace’s standard front brake rotors are larger than those on the GLE:

I-Pace

GLE

Front Rotors

13.78 inches

13 inches

The I-Pace’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the GLE 350 are solid, not vented.

The I-Pace stops much shorter than the GLE:

I-Pace

GLE

70 to 0 MPH

160 feet

174 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

130 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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The I-Pace’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the GLE’s optional 45 series front tires.

The I-Pace offers an optional space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the GLE; it requires you to depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the I-Pace uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the GLE, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The I-Pace HSE handles at .90 G’s, while the GLE 450 pulls only .84 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The I-Pace HSE executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 3.4 seconds quicker than the GLE 350 4MATIC (24.8 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 28.2 seconds @ .62 average G’s).

Chassis

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The I-Pace is 10 inches shorter than the GLE, making the I-Pace easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The I-Pace is 9.4 inches shorter in height than the GLE, making the I-Pace much easier to wash and garage and drive (lower center of gravity).

The front grille of the I-Pace uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The GLE doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Ergonomics

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Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the I-Pace to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The GLE doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Consumer Reports rated the I-Pace’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the GLE’s headlights, which were rated “Poor.”

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The I-Pace offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The GLE doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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