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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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, 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 DOHC 6 cyl. hybrid

355 HP

365 lbs.-ft.

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.

GLE 350 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

255 HP

273 lbs.-ft.

GLE 450 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. hybrid

362 HP

369 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 cyl. 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 cyl. hybrid.

As tested in Car and Driver the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is faster than the GLE 450 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. hybrid:

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport SVR

GLE

Zero to 60 MPH

4.6 sec

4.3 sec

5.3 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

11 sec

10.5 sec

13.9 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4.9 sec

4.8 sec

6 sec

Quarter Mile

13.1 sec

12.8 sec

13.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109 MPH

111 MPH

100 MPH

Top Speed

133 MPH

144 MPH

129 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 GLE 450 (22 city/28 hwy vs. 19 city/24 hwy).

The Range Rover Sport P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 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 shorter than the GLE:

Range Rover Sport

GLE

70 to 0 MPH

167 feet

174 feet

Car and Driver

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.

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

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.

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.

Ergonomics

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Consumer Reports rated the Range Rover Sport’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the GLE’s headlights, which were rated “Poor.”

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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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