Comparison - Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

GL-Class

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Average Price: 
60,490
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
74,929
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2016
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
26.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Fuji White
#E6EFFF
Aintree Green
#50847D
Loire Blue
#32343C
Corris Grey
#818497
Indus Silver
#D6D7DB
Kaikoura
#B2A89E
Scotia Grey
#9FADB0
Montalcino Red
#763C50
Santorini Black
#6C7284
Yulong White
#DCE1ED
Barlo Black Premium Metallic
#715257
Aruba Premium Metallic
#908788
Mariana Black Premium Metallic
#5C6785
Waitomo Grey Premium Metallic
#B1B2B6
Color: 
Black
#000000
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Palladium Silver Metallic
#888785
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery ranked #11 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Land Rover Discovery has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 10 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Exceptional off-road capabilities
Potent powertrains
Turbodiesel models get excellent fuel economy
High-end, feature-filled, roomy cabin

Cons
Subpar gas mileage with base engine

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery is a spacious three-row crossover with more capability than anything that doesn’t ride on tank tracks.

Pros
Incredible capability
Strong engines
Impressive 8-speed automatics
Spacious interior

Cons
Contemporary shape on a classic name
Tangled options that add up
Lagging infotainment system
No Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the Land Rover Discovery comes standard with frontal collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking. Additionally, the Td6 diesel engine is now available on all three trim levels.The Land Rover Discovery has a relatively simple lineup of three trim levels, and we recommend the midlevel HSE.

PROS
Smooth driving manners on the road
Above-average capabilities off-road
Interior is luxurious with excellent materials
Clever features in terms of utility and technology

CONS
Diesel engine option has little advantage over standard gas engine
Touchscreen interface can be slow and difficult to operate

By: 
edmunds.com

The GLS-Class officially makes its debut for 2017, though it's really a slightly revised version of the outgoing GL-Class. Highlights include modified exterior styling, a newly standard nine-speed automatic transmission (except on the AMG GLS 63) and a touchpad-operated infotainment system with a larger screen and available Apple CarPlay. Also, all engines except the GLS450's turbocharged V6 get a bit more horsepower this year.

Pros
Third row is large enough for adults
Spirited acceleration with any of the three gasoline engines
Impressive fuel economy with the diesel engine
Quiet cabin with high-end trimmings and features.

Cons
Diesel-powered model feels relatively slow when passing and merging
Big price jump from the six-cylinder models to the V8-powered versions.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS gets the first-class upgrade along with its name change—and a Maybach edition is waiting in the wings.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class marks a significant, mid-cycle upgrade for what was previously knew as the GL-Class. As part of a nomenclature change sweeping the entire brand, each of the German luxury maker's sport-utility vehicles has received new badging and a full or partial makeover to bring the lineup into more obvious parallels with its sedans—so this large, three-row SUV becomes the GLS, to align it with the largest S-Class sedan. Hence the S in its new name.

Pros
Spacious, flexible interior
Rugged-lux, with some added panache
Great set of safety, infotainment features

Cons
Not an entirely new vehicle
Some switchgear looks dated
Cumbersome COMAND interface

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class ranks 1 out of 8 Luxury Large SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS hits most of the right notes for a large SUV. It boasts a supple ride, three powerful engine choices, three rows of roomy seats, and the same level of luxury that has come to be synonymous with the brand. However, the GLS has fewer standard features than many rivals do, and its available V8 engines are less fuel-efficient than those offered by many competitors.

Pros
Powerful engine lineup
Smooth ride
Three rows of spacious seats

Cons
Fewer features than some rivals
V8 engines get subpar fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
443ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
455ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
254hp
at 3 750rpm
255hp
at 3 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
40.40Feet
40.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.70in
201.60in
Width: 
81.60in
84.30in
Height: 
73.00in
72.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.50in
Front Track: 
66.61in
Rear Track: 
66.38in
Wheel Base: 
115.10in
121.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
41.20
Front Hip Room: 
57.80in
Front Leg Room: 
42.40in
40.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.40in
58.50in
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
40.00
Rear Hip Room: 
55.70in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
38.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.50in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
88.30cu.ft
93.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7716lbs
7500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
43.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
24.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4916.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Remote keyless power door locks
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
12-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
12-Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Leatherette
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Sun sensor
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
380 Watts Stereo Output
13 Total Speakers
USB With External Media Control
Meridian Premium Brand Stereo System
Meridian Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
1 Subwoofer(S)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20inch
19 x 8.5
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Null Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Emergency Braking Preparation
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Emergency braking assist
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Emergency Service*
Vehicle Alarm notification*

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#131313
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A3A1A0
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#483F3D
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Black, leatherette
#B6A598
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BBA899
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#9E8B7C
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#936555
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#534A48
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#C4BDB9