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2022 Land Rover Defender vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Review

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2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $47,700 to $112,200
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

MSRP*: $61,750
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Invoice* $44,838 to $105,468 $58,045
MPG - City 14 - 18 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 22 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 58.3 - 78.8 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6, V-8 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 296 - 518 hp 362 hp
Towing Capacity 7,716 - 8,201 lbs 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 180.4 - 197.6 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 79.1 in 76.7 in
Leg Room Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.9 in
Head Room Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Land Rover Defender than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. 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. When looking at overall length, the Land Rover Defender takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Handling
The Land Rover Defender has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making it slightly more difficult to 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.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Land Rover Defender and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

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