2022 Land Rover Defender vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2022 Land Rover Defender vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Review

Picture of the 2022 Land Rover Defender

2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $47,700 to $112,200
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

Picture of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG GLC 43

MSRP*: $59,500 to $63,000
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

Invoice* $44,838 to $105,468 $55,930 to $59,220
MPG - City 14 - 18 MPG 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 22 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.3 - 78.8 ft3 36.1 - 40.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6, V-8 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 296 - 518 hp 385 hp
Towing Capacity 7,716 - 8,201 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 180.4 - 197.6 in 183.5 - 186.2 in
Exterior Width 79.1 in 74.4 - 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Head Room Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 38.9 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Land Rover Defender than in the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Land Rover Defender and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Land Rover Defender, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Land Rover Defender is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Land Rover Defender is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Dimensions
Since the Land Rover Defender is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Land Rover Defender, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Handling
The Land Rover Defender has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Land Rover Defender is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Land Rover Defender and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Land Rover Defender transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Utility
The Land Rover Defender offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Land Rover Defender, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Warranty
The Land Rover Defender comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.