2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. 2020 Mercedes GLC Coupe

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

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Safety

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Both the Range Rover Velar and GLC Coupe have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Range Rover Velar 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 GLC Coupe’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 Velar’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The GLC Coupe doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

Both the Range Rover Velar and the GLC Coupe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors and available around view monitors.

Warranty

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

Engine

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The Range Rover Velar P340’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 80 more horsepower (335 vs. 255) and 59 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 273) than the GLC Coupe’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Range Rover Velar P380’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 120 more horsepower (375 vs. 255) and 59 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 273) than the GLC Coupe’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 287 more horsepower (542 vs. 255) and 229 lbs.-ft. more torque (502 vs. 273) than the GLC Coupe’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Range Rover Velar P380 3.0 supercharged V6 is faster than the Mercedes GLC Coupe:

Range Rover Velar

GLC Coupe

Zero to 60 MPH

5.7 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

15.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

97.7 MPH

89.6 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover Velar’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The GLC Coupe doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The Range Rover Velar has 4.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the GLC Coupe (21.6 vs. 17.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography’s brake rotors are larger than those on the GLC Coupe:

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography

GLC Coupe

Front Rotors

15.6 inches

13.5 inches

Rear Rotors

15.6 inches

12.6 inches

The Range Rover Velar stops much shorter than the GLC Coupe:

Range Rover Velar

GLC Coupe

60 to 0 MPH

124 feet

137 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Range Rover Velar has larger standard tires than the GLC Coupe (255/50R20 vs. 235/55R19). The Range Rover Velar’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the GLC Coupe (265/45R21 vs. 255/45R20).

The Range Rover Velar’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 GLC Coupe’s optional 45 series front tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover Velar offers optional 21-inch wheels. The GLC Coupe’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

The Range Rover Velar offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the GLC Coupe, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare or run-flat tires, either of which has mileage and speed limitations.

Suspension and Handling

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The Range Rover Velar offers an optional continuously variable suspension system. Using sensors on steering angle, speed and other driver inputs, the shocks soften to improve ride, or stiffen when appropriate to aid handling on tricky roads or off-road. The GLC Coupe’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

The Range Rover Velar P380 has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Range Rover Velar’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The GLC Coupe doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Velar is .9 inches wider in the front and 1.6 inches wider in the rear than the track on the GLC Coupe.

The Range Rover Velar handles at .82 G’s, while the GLC 300 Coupe pulls only .79 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.4 seconds quicker than the GLC 300 Coupe (26.2 seconds @ .7 average G’s vs. 27.6 seconds @ .63 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Range Rover Velar’s turning circle is .6 feet tighter than the GLC 300 Coupe’s (38.1 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Velar has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the GLC Coupe with its rear seat up (34.4 vs. 17.6 cubic feet). The Range Rover Velar has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the GLC Coupe with its rear seat folded (70.1 vs. 49.4 cubic feet).

The Range Rover Velar’s cargo area is larger than the GLC Coupe’s in almost every dimension:

Range Rover Velar

GLC Coupe

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

40.7”/70.4”

39.3”/59.6”

Max Width

49.1”

n/a

Height

30.7”

27.4”

Towing

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The Range Rover Velar’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the GLC Coupe’s (5291 vs. 3500 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the Mercedes GLC Coupe is only 3500 pounds. The Range Rover Velar offers up to a 5511 lbs. towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Range Rover Velar has a standard rear wiper. The GLC Coupe doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

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 Velar offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The GLC Coupe doesn’t offer headlight washers.

The Range Rover Velar HSE/SVAutobiography has standard massaging front seats in order to maximize comfort and eliminate fatigue on long trips. Massaging seats aren’t available in the GLC Coupe.

Economic Advantages

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The Range Rover Velar will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Range Rover Velar will retain 45.5% to 45.64% of its original price after five years, while the GLC Coupe only retains 40.57%.

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