2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 vs. 2017 Range Rover Sport

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350

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2017 Range Rover Sport

The 2017 Range Rover Sport and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 are both exceptionally well made sport utility vehicles from luxury manufacturers. Either one will satisfy even the most discerning drivers in the Biloxi and Destin area. That doesn’t mean they’re equals; if you’re looking for a new SUV right now you should consider how they match up carefully, because there are some big differences. Find out more here.

Powertrains and Performance

You deserve to have high expectations when you’re shopping for a premium SUV. So which one of these excels when it comes to power, performance, and efficiency?

  • 2017 GLE 350: The base Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 uses a 3.5L V6 engine to make 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the GLE 350 can go from 0 to 60  mpg in 7.6 seconds according to Autoblog. It achieves up to 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway based on EPA estimates.
  • 2017 Range Rover Sport: The Range Rover Sport offers far more power and performance, with nearly identical efficiency. It gets a standard 3.0L supercharged V6 that produces 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The Range Rover Sport can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 7.1 seconds. It is rated by the EPA at 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway.

If power and performance are your priorities then there’s no contest—the Range Rover Sport is the clear winner. If you want towing capacity, you’ll want the Range Rover as well. It will pull up to 7,716 pounds, while the Mercedes-Benz tops out at 6,600 pounds when properly equipped.

Comfort and Convenience

The Range Rover Sport also offers more front legroom, more front shoulder room, more rear shoulder room, and more rear headroom compared to the GLE. In the front seats, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers more adjustments, with 10-way power seats in front. The Mercedes-Benz has 8-way power adjustable front seating. The Range Rover Sport also offers an optional third row seat, for seating for up to seven passengers. The GLE is purely a five passenger two row vehicle.

Drive the Range Rover Right Now at Land Rover Gulf Coast

Stop by Land Rover Gulf Coast at 1419 E. I-65 Service Rd. South in Mobile, AL to find out more about the latest Range Rover Sport or call us at 251-589-7119 today with any questions about this exciting premium SUV. You can also contact us online now with any questions about the latest Range Rover lineup. Visit us to drive the Range Rover Sport and see for yourself why it’s the better option when compared to the Mercedes-Benz!