Range Rover vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Front - Comparison #1

Range Rover vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS
Comparison illustrates design differences and should not be used or understood as a contrasting of advantages of one model over another. Lighting, shooting angle and other factors may affect the appearance of the model.

Range Rover versus GLS

There aren't too many full-size luxury SUVs in the market, and two of the [arguably] most popular ones are here today for a design and spec comparison.

With a recent renaming wave moving across Mercedes-Benz models, GL has gotten a new badge too, and now the redesigned second-generation model goes under GLS.

Range Rover comes in two wheelbase lengths, but surprisingly neither have an option of third row seats. Both SUVs offer three engine options - not counting GLS63 AMG model - including a 3-liter V6 turbo diesel.

Mercedes-Benz GLS is priced significantly lower than its British rival, with a diesel model starting from $67,050, which is $17,900 more than what you'd pay for a V6 supercharged petrol Range Rover.

Specification Comparison

2016 Land Rover Range Rover2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
  • Autobiography LWB SUV
  • Autobiography SUV
  • Base SUV
  • Base Td6 SUV
  • HSE Td6 SUV
  • Supercharged LWB SUV
  • Supercharged SUV
  • GLS350d 4MATIC SUV
MSRP$84,950 - $144,995$67,050 - $93,850
  • 3.0L V-6 Supercharged
  • 3.0L V-6 Turbo Diesel
  • 5.0L V-8 Supercharged
  • 3.0L V-6 Turbo Diesel
  • 3.0L V-6 Twin-Turbo
  • 4.7L V-8 Twin-Turbo
Power254 - 510 hp255 - 449 hp
Torque332 - 461 lb-ft369 - 516 lb-ft
Transmission8-Speed Automatic9-Speed Automatic
DrivetrainFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Towing Capacity7,716 lbs7,500 lbs
0 to 60 mph5.1 - 7.4 sec5.2 - 7.7 sec
Fuel Consumption
MPG (City / Comb. / Hw.)14 - 22 / 16 - 25 / 19 - 29 14 - 17 / 16 - 19 / 18 - 22
Tank Capacity22.5 - 27.7 gal26.4 gal
Exterior Dimensions
Width87.4 in-
Width w/o Mirrors81.6 in84.3 in
Length196.8 - 204.7 in201.6 - 202.6 in
Height72.2 - 72.4 in72.8 in
Min. Ride Height8.7 in-
Wheelbase115.0 - 122.8 in121.1 in
Interior Dimensions
Third Row Seats-
First Row Leg Room-40.3 in
First Row Head Room39.3 in41.2 in
First Row Shoulder Room-58.5 in
Second Row Leg Room-38.5 in
Second Row Head Room39.2 in40.0 in
Second Row Shoulder Room-58.3 in
Third Row Leg Room-35.0 in
Third Row Head Room-38.9 in
Third Row Shoulder Room-50.5 in

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