2020 Land Rover Range Rover vs. 2020 Mercedes GLS

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Safety

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Both the Range Rover and GLS have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Range Rover 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 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’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the GLS’ (6 vs. 5 years).

Engine

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The Range Rover has more powerful engines than the GLS:

Horsepower

Range Rover P400 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cylinder hybrid

395 HP

Range Rover P400e 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder hybrid

398 HP

Range Rover P525 5.0 supercharged V8

518 HP

Range Rover SVAutobiography 5.0 supercharged V8

557 HP

GLS 450 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid

362 HP

GLS 580 4.0 turbo V8 hybrid

483 HP

The Range Rover’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 Range Rover P525 is faster than the GLS 580:

Range Rover

GLS

Zero to 60 MPH

4.6 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.1 sec

14 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

108.3 MPH

101.7 MPH

As tested in Motor Trend the Range Rover P525 is faster than the GLS 450:

Range Rover

GLS

Zero to 60 MPH

4.6 sec

5.8 sec

Quarter Mile

13.1 sec

14.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

108.3 MPH

97 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover 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 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

P360 3.0 turbo/SC V6 Hybrid

19 city/25 hwy

P400 3.0 turbo/SC V6 Hybrid

19 city/25 hwy

P525 5.0 supercharged V8

16 city/21 hwy

GLS

450 3.0 turbo 6-cyl. Hybrid

19 city/23 hwy

580 4.0 turbo V8 Hybrid

16 city/21 hwy

The Range Rover 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’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 Gas’ front brake rotors are larger than those on the GLS:

Range Rover Gas

GLS

Front Rotors

15 inches

14.8 inches

Rear Rotors

14.4 inches

13.6 inches

The Range Rover stops shorter than the GLS:

Range Rover

GLS

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

122 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Range Rover’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the GLS (275/45R21 vs. 255/50R19).

The Range Rover’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 offers an optional full size spare tire 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 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.

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover has a 1.5 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the GLS (11.6 vs. 10.1 inches), allowing the Range Rover to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Range Rover’s minimum ground clearance is .3 inch higher than on the GLS Off-Road Package (11.6 vs. 11.3 inches).

Chassis

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The Land Rover Range Rover may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 750 pounds less than the Mercedes GLS.

The Range Rover is 8.1 inches shorter than the GLS 450, making the Range Rover easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The front grille of the Range Rover Diesel uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The GLS doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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Flexibility is maximized at the game, campground or a drive-in theatre in the Range Rover SVAutobiography Long Wheelbase when its optional tailgating rear seats are deployed, allowing people to sit facing out of the tailgate. (Do not use while vehicle is in motion.) The GLS doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover SVAutobiography’s optional sliding cargo floor makes loading and unloading cargo easier and safer. The GLS doesn’t offer a sliding load floor.

Ergonomics

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To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Range Rover has a standard rear speed-sensitive 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 has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The GLS doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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