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The GLE’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.
Both the GLE and the Range Rover Evoque have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.
The Mercedes GLE weighs 621 to 1056 pounds more than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.
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 GLE’s warranty.
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.
The GLE 350’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder produces 9 more horsepower (255 vs. 246) and 4 lbs.-ft. more torque (273 vs. 269) than the Range Rover Evoque’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cyl. The GLE 450’s standard 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid produces 66 more horsepower (362 vs. 296) and 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (369 vs. 295) than the Range Rover Evoque R-Dynamic’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cyl. hybrid.
The GLE has 4.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the Range Rover Evoque (22.5 vs. 17.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.
For better stopping power the GLE 450’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Range Rover Evoque:
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For better traction, the GLE has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Evoque (255/50R19 vs. 235/60R18). The GLE’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Evoque (F:275/45R21 & R:315/40R21 vs. 245/45R21).
The GLE’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Evoque’s standard 60 series tires. The GLE’s optional 315/40R21 rear tires have a lower 40 series profile than the Range Rover Evoque’s optional 45 series tires.
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the GLE has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Range Rover Evoque.
The GLE 450 offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Land Rover doesn’t offer an active suspension on the Range Rover Evoque.
The GLE has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The GLE’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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.
The GLE’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the GLE’s wheelbase is 12.3 inches longer than on the Range Rover Evoque (117.9 inches vs. 105.6 inches).
For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the GLE is 2.1 inches wider in the front and 2.6 inches wider in the rear than on the Range Rover Evoque.
The design of the Mercedes GLE amounts to more than styling. The GLE has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .29 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Range Rover Evoque (.33) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the GLE get better fuel mileage.
The GLE offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the Range Rover Evoque can only carry 5.
The GLE has 1.6 inches more front headroom, .3 inches more front legroom, 2.7 inches more front shoulder room, 1.3 inches more rear headroom, 7.1 inches more rear legroom and 2.9 inches more rear shoulder room than the Range Rover Evoque.
For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the GLE’s middle row seats recline. The Range Rover Evoque’s rear seats don’t recline.
The GLE has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Evoque with its rear seat up (33 vs. 21.5 cubic feet). The GLE has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Evoque with its rear seat folded (75 vs. 50.5 cubic feet).
The GLE’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Range Rover Evoque’s (7700 vs. 3968 pounds).
The engine in the GLE is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Range Rover Evoque. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.
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.
To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the GLE offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer cornering lights.
To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Mercedes GLE offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.
The GLE offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.
The GLE is available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.
The Mercedes GLE outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque by almost five to one during 2018.
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