2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2019 Mercedes AMG GLC

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Safety

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Both the Range Rover Sport and AMG GLC 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 GLC’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.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Range Rover Sport’s standard Hill Descent Control allow you to creep down safely. The AMG GLC doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

The Range Rover Sport offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The AMG GLC only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

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 GLC doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the AMG GLC 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, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and driver alert monitors.

Warranty

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

Engine

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The Range Rover Sport has more powerful engines than the AMG GLC:

Horsepower

Torque

Range Rover Sport P400 3.0 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid

395 HP

406 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport P400e 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid

398 HP

472 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport 5.0 supercharged V8

518 HP

461 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport SVR 5.0 supercharged V8

575 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

AMG GLC 43 3.0 turbo V6

362 HP

384 lbs.-ft.

AMG GLC 63 4.0 turbo V8

469 HP

479 lbs.-ft.

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

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is faster than the AMG GLC 43 3.0 turbo V6:

Range Rover Sport

AMG GLC

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

4.7 sec

Quarter Mile

12.8 sec

13.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109.9 MPH

104.3 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the AMG GLC 43 (22 city/28 hwy vs. 19 city/25 hwy).

The Range Rover Sport P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The AMG GLC 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 GLC doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The Range Rover Sport Diesel’s standard fuel tank has 5.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the AMG GLC (22.7 vs. 17.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 10.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the AMG GLC (27.6 vs. 17.4 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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The Range Rover Sport stops shorter than the AMG GLC:

Range Rover Sport

AMG GLC

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

109 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Range Rover Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the AMG GLC (275/40R22 vs. 265/45R20).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover Sport offers optional 22-inch wheels. The AMG GLC’s largest wheels are only 21-inches.

The Range Rover Sport offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the AMG GLC, it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed. Some models of the AMG GLC don’t even offer run-flats.

Suspension and Handling

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The Range Rover Sport V8 has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The AMG GLC doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover Sport’s wheelbase is 2 inches longer than on the AMG GLC (115.1 inches vs. 113.1 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Sport is 1.2 inches wider in the front and 1 inch wider in the rear than the average track on the AMG GLC.

The Range Rover Sport’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (48.4% to 51.6%) than the AMG GLC’s (54% to 46%). This gives the Range Rover Sport more stable handling and braking.

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport SVR has a 4.7 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the AMG GLC 63 (10.8 vs. 6.1 inches), allowing the Range Rover Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Range Rover Sport’s minimum ground clearance is 4.2 inches higher than on the AMG GLC 43 (10.9 vs. 6.7 inches).

Chassis

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As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Range Rover Sport HSE is quieter than the AMG GLC 63:

Range Rover Sport

AMG GLC

Full-Throttle

70 dB

80 dB

70 MPH Cruising

65 dB

71 dB

Passenger Space

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

The Range Rover Sport has .9 inches more front headroom, 3.4 inches more front shoulder room, .5 inches more rear headroom and 3 inches more rear shoulder room than the AMG GLC.

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Sport’s cargo area provides more volume than the AMG GLC.

Range Rover Sport

AMG GLC

Third Seat Removed

27.5 cubic feet

17.6 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

59.5 cubic feet

56.5 cubic feet

The Range Rover Sport’s cargo area is larger than the AMG GLC’s in every dimension:

Range Rover Sport

AMG GLC

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

41.3”/73.5”

36.6”/61.3”

Max Width

50.6”

n/a

Min Width

44”

43.3”

Height

31.1”

n/a

Towing

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The Range Rover Sport’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the AMG GLC’s (7716 vs. 3500 pounds).

Ergonomics

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To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Range Rover Sport has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the AMG GLC only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Range Rover Sport has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The AMG GLC doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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 GLC doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.

On extremely cold winter days, the Range Rover Sport’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The AMG GLC doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Range Rover Sport owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Range Rover Sport with a number “1” insurance rate while the AMG GLC is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

The Range Rover Sport will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Range Rover Sport will retain 45.17% to 46.78% of its original price after five years, while the AMG GLC only retains 43.53%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Range Rover Sport is less expensive to operate than the AMG GLC because typical repairs cost much less on the Range Rover Sport than the AMG GLC, including $472 less for a water pump, $371 less for a muffler, $95 less for front brake pads, $8 less for a starter, $4071 less for front struts and $1112 less for a power steering pump.

Recommendations

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

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