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2021 Land Rover Defender vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Review

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

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MSRP*
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$46,100 to $83,000
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$61,750
Invoice* $43,334 to $78,020 $58,045
MPG - City 17 - 18 19
MPG - Hwy 20 - 22 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 7
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 than in the Land Rover Defender, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Defender, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Land Rover Defender as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 GLE 450. 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 GLE 450.

Dimensions
Since the Land Rover Defender is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Land Rover Defender, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Land Rover Defender transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Handling
The Land Rover Defender has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Land Rover Defender, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. The Land Rover Defender has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Utility
The Land Rover Defender has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The Land Rover Defender comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.