2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2020 Mercedes GLS

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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 GLS 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 GLS’ 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.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the GLS 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, 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 GLS’ (6 vs. 5 years).

Engine

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

Horsepower

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

395 HP

Range Rover Sport P400e 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder hybrid

398 HP

Range Rover Sport 5.0 supercharged V8

518 HP

Range Rover Sport SVR 5.0 supercharged V8

575 HP

GLS 450 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid

362 HP

GLS 580 4.0 turbo V8 hybrid

483 HP

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

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is faster than the GLS 580:

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport SVR

GLS

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

4.3 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

12.8 sec

12.8 sec

14 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109.9 MPH

111 MPH

101.7 MPH

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

Range Rover Sport

GLS

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

5.8 sec

Quarter Mile

12.8 sec

14.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109.9 MPH

97 MPH

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Range Rover Sport 5.0 supercharged is faster than the GLS 450 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid:

Range Rover Sport

GLS

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

5.8 sec

Quarter Mile

12.8 sec

14.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109.9 MPH

97 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 GLS 450 (42 city/42 hwy MPGe vs. 19 city/23 hwy).

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

MPG

Range Rover

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

5.0 supercharged V8

17 city/22 hwy

GLS

3.0 turbo 6-cyl. Hybrid

19 city/23 hwy

580 4.0 turbo V8 Hybrid

16 city/21 hwy

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

The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 3.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the GLS (27.6 vs. 23.8 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Range Rover Sport P400/400e/V8’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the GLS:

Range Rover Sport P400/400e/V8

GLS

Front Rotors

15 inches

14.8 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

13.6 inches

The Range Rover Sport stops much shorter than the GLS:

Range Rover Sport

GLS

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

122 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 GLS (275/40R22 vs. 255/50R19).

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 GLS’ 50 series 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 GLS; 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 GLS doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The Range Rover Sport SVR handles at .89 G’s, while the GLS 580 pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Range Rover Sport SVR executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.6 seconds quicker than the GLS 580 (25.2 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 26.8 seconds @ .7 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport SVR has a greater minimum ground clearance than the GLS (10.8 vs. 10.1 inches), allowing the Range Rover Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The Land Rover Range Rover Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 950 pounds less than the Mercedes GLS.

The Range Rover Sport is 1 foot shorter than the GLS 450, making the Range Rover Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Range Rover Sport has 1.4 inches more front shoulder room and 1 inch more rear shoulder room than the GLS.

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 GLS 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 GLS doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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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 GLS has never been chosen.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport outsold the Mercedes GLS by 16% during 2019.

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