2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2020 Mercedes GLE

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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 GLE 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 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 Range Rover Sport. But it costs extra on the GLE.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the GLE 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, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

Warranty

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

Engine

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The Range Rover Sport has more powerful engines than the GLE:

Horsepower

Torque

Range Rover Sport P360 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cylinder hybrid

355 HP

365 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport P400 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cylinder hybrid

395 HP

406 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport P400e 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder 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.

GLE 350 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder

255 HP

273 lbs.-ft.

GLE 450 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid

362 HP

369 lbs.-ft.

GLE 580 4.0 turbo V8 hybrid

483 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

The Range Rover Sport’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 170 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 273) than the GLE 350’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder. The Range Rover Sport’s 3.0 turbo V6 diesel produces 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 369) than the GLE 450’s standard 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid.

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Range Rover Sport 5.0 Supercharged is faster than the GLE 450:

Range Rover Sport

GLE

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter Mile

12.8 sec

14.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109.9 MPH

97.4 MPH

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Range Rover Sport 5.0 Supercharged is faster than the GLE 350:

Range Rover Sport

GLE

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

7.6 sec

Quarter Mile

12.8 sec

15.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109.9 MPH

87.5 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport P400e running on electricity gets better fuel mileage than the GLE 450 (42 city/42 hwy vs. 19 city/24 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport running its internal combustion engine gets better fuel mileage than the GLE:

MPG

Range Rover

AWD

Td6 3.0 turbo V6 Diesel

22 city/28 hwy

3.0 turbo/SC V6 Hybrid

19 city/25 hwy

HST 3.0 turbo/SC V6 Hybrid

19 city/25 hwy

P400e 2.0 turbo 4-cyl. Hybrid

18 city/21 hwy

5.0 supercharged V8

17 city/22 hwy

SVA 5.0 supercharged V8

15 city/20 hwy

GLE

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 Range Rover Sport P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 19 miles. The GLE must run its internal combustion engine to move.

Regardless of its engine, regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover Sport’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. Mercedes only offers a regenerative brake system on the GLE 450.

The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 5.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the GLE (27.6 vs. 22.5 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Range Rover Sport’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the GLE:

Range Rover Sport Td6

Range Rover Sport P400/400e/V8

GLE 350

GLE 450

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

15 inches

13 inches

14.8 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

14.4 inches

13 inches

13.6 inches

The Range Rover Sport’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 Range Rover Sport stops much shorter than the GLE:

Range Rover Sport

GLE

70 to 0 MPH

167 feet

174 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

130 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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The Range Rover Sport’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 Range Rover Sport has a standard full size spare (not available on 7-Passenger/P400e) so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare 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 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 GLE doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the Range Rover Sport 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 Range Rover Sport’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (48.4% to 51.6%) than the GLE’s (53.5% to 46.5%). This gives the Range Rover Sport more stable handling and braking.

The Range Rover Sport SVR handles at .87 G’s, while the GLE 450 pulls only .84 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Range Rover Sport SVR executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 3 seconds quicker than the GLE 350 4MATIC (25.2 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 28.2 seconds @ .62 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport SVR has a 2.9 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the GLE (10.8 vs. 7.9 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 1.7 inches higher than on the GLE Airmatic (10.9 vs. 9.2 inches).

Passenger Space

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The Range Rover Sport has 1.4 inches more front shoulder room and 1.2 inches more rear shoulder room than the GLE.

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Sport has a standard third row seat which folds flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The GLE doesn’t offer seats that fold into the floor.

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 GLE only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

Consumer Reports rated the Range Rover Sport’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 Range Rover Sport has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The GLE 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 GLE doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.

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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 GLE has never been chosen.

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