2020 Mercedes G-Class vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Safety

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Both the G-Class and the Range Rover Sport 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, lane departure warning systems and rearview cameras.

Warranty

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There are over 2 times as many Mercedes dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the G-Class’ warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Mercedes vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes 12th in initial quality. With 36 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 32nd.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Mercedes vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes 13th in reliability, above the industry average. With 87 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

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The G-Class has more powerful engines than the Range Rover Sport:

Horsepower

Torque

G 550 4.0 turbo V8

416 HP

450 lbs.-ft.

AMG G 63 4.0 turbo V8

577 HP

627 lbs.-ft.

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.

As tested in Car and Driver the AMG G 63 is faster than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport:

G-Class

Range Rover Sport 5.0

Range Rover Sport SVR

Zero to 60 MPH

3.9 sec

4.6 sec

4.3 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

10 sec

11 sec

10.5 sec

Quarter Mile

12.5 sec

13.1 sec

12.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

110 MPH

109 MPH

111 MPH

Top Speed

149 MPH

133 MPH

144 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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An engine control system that can shut down some of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the G-Class’ fuel efficiency. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

The G-Class has 3.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the Range Rover Sport Diesel’s standard fuel tank (26.4 vs. 22.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Environmental Friendliness

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies the Mercedes G-Class as an “Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle” (ULEV). The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is only certified to “Low Emissions Vehicle” (LEV) standards.

Transmission

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A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Mercedes G-Class, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Range Rover Sport.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the G-Class’ standard brake rotors are larger than those on the Range Rover Sport:

G 550

Range Rover Sport

Front Rotors

13.9 inches

13.7 inches

Rear Rotors

13.6 inches

12.8 inches

The G-Class stops much shorter than the Range Rover Sport:

G-Class

Range Rover Sport

70 to 0 MPH

161 feet

179 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

123 feet

125 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the G-Class has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Sport (275/55R19 vs. 235/65R19). The G-Class’ optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Sport (295/40R22 vs. 275/40R22).

The G 550’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 65 series tires.

All G-Classes have standard full size spares so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare costs extra on the Range Rover Sport Without it you must depend on a temporary spare, which has mileage and speed limitations, or roadside assistance and a tow-truck.

Passenger Space

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The G-Class has 3.2 inches more front headroom, 1.5 inches more rear headroom and 2.5 inches more rear legroom than the Range Rover Sport.

Cargo Capacity

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The G-Class has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Sport 5-Passenger with its rear seat up (38.1 vs. 27.5 cubic feet). The G-Class has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Sport with its rear seat folded (68.6 vs. 59.5 cubic feet).

Towing

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While the Range Rover Sport P400e can only tow 5511, any G-Class can tow a minimum of 7000 pounds.

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Mercedes service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes fifth in service department satisfaction. With an 89% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Ergonomics

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To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the G-Class has standard adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer cornering lights.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Mercedes G-Class has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

The G-Class’ Active Parking Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, starting, stopping and changing direction automatically. The Range Rover Sport’s automatic parking system requires operating the brakes and transmission to safely park.

Recommendations

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The G-Class was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2019. The Range Rover Sport has never been an “All Star.”

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