Comparison - Land Rover Range Rover Velar-SE 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class AMG GLEC63 S 4MATIC 2017

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

M-Class

Average Price: 
77,100
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
53,104
Updated: 
23 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
24.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Firenze Red (Metallic)
#8F1015
Aruba (Premium Metallic)
#CFC8B8
Byron Blue (Metallic
#4E607A
Kaikoura Stone Metallic
#8B796F
Silicon Silver (Premium Metallic)
#838280
Yulong White (Metallic)
#C2CBDA
Santorini Black (Metallic)
#37383C
Carpathian Grey (Premium Metallic)
#535057
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar takes chances in its exterior and interior and wins spectacularly. It’s a new benchmark for the luxury SUV company.

Pros
Gorgeous shape
Adjustable and capable air suspension
Modern and sleek interior
Opulent interior...
…made better by extra-cost cloth fabric

Cons
Six figures for a mid-size SUV is a thing now
Engines feel old now
Big wheels = tough ride
Did someone say more for cloth?
Just enough second-row space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar ranked #7 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Land Rover Range Rover Velar has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Innovative, responsive infotainment system with dual touch screens
Lots of cargo space
Excellent fuel economy
Quiet, polished ride

Cons
No robust V8 engine option

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is a new vehicle.

PROS
Distinctive styling inside and out
Refined driving experience
Strong V6 engine

CONS
Touch-sensitive steering wheel controls give too many false positives
Gloss-black interior is a fingerprint magnet

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class ranks 11 out of 22 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a luxury midsize SUV that offers room for five in a lavish, safe cabin. However, in this very competitive category, the GLE doesn't present the most well-rounded package. Some rivals give you a better value.

Pros
Attractive engine lineup
Premium cabin
Large cargo hold in non-Coupe GLE
Outstanding safety scores and features

Cons
Clunky engine stop-start system
Poor visibility and small cargo space in Coupe

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pared down its powertrains to gas only or a plug-in hybrid, although it still has plenty of stops in between for luxury buyers.
Where the parking lot ends and the drive-thru begins, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is there to pick up dry cleaning, kids from school, and do it all over again tomorrow.

Pros
Plenty of base features that you'd expect on a luxury car
"Coupe" look for daring, non-conformists (with money)
Wide range of powertrains
Quiet, comfortable ride

Cons
Expensive performance versions
Relatively thirsty compared to others
Pricey advanced safety features
Coupe look can cost dearly

By: 
thecarconnection.com

What are you looking for from a luxury SUV? If it's comfort, ample cargo space and many available features, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class could be for you. A wide range of available engines furthers its appeal.For 2017, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has minor revisions to its standard feature content but is otherwise unchanged. A new diesel engine option could debut later in the model year.

Pros
Several engine choices
Quiet, upscale and well-built interior with a roomy backseat
Long list of standard safety and technology features.

Cons
Base V6's acceleration is merely adequate
Uninspiring handling when going around turns
Ride quality with the standard suspension isn't as comfortable as we expect.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
17.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
5.50L
Torque: 
332ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
561ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
296hp
at 4 000rpm
577hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
38.70Feet
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
no
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: 
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.00in
191.00in
Width: 
80.00in
78.90in
Height: 
65.50in
69.30in
Ground Clearance: 
9.90in
9.10in
Front Track: 
64.70in
65.90in
Rear Track: 
65.50in
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
113.00in
114.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
40.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
38.50
Rear leg room: 
37.20in
38.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.00cu.ft
80.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5512lbs
7200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.40cu.ft
38.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
27.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4407.00lbs
5225.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
10-Way Power Driver 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
20 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Driver Cooled Seat
Massaging
Passenger Cooled Seat
Premium Leather
10 -way power driver seat
10 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Premium leather
Sport front seats
Ventilated driver seat
Ventilated passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding with pass-thru 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-corner electronic air suspension system
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Suede and leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S)
Meridian Premium Brand Speakers
Meridian Premium Brand Stereo System
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
17 Total Speakers
825 Watts Stereo Output
1 subwoofer(s)
13 total speakers
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
830 watts stereo output
USB connection
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Memory card slot
Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 In
21 x 9.5
Wheels more: 
Performance tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R21

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: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated 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: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Front Fog/Driving Lights
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Emergency braking preparation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
Self-leveling headlights
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Side Airbags (SPC)
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Emergency Service
Vehicle Alarm notification

Options

Packages: 
Smoker's Package
Climate Package
Interior Premium Textile Package
On/Off Road Package
Convenience Package
Tow Package
R-Dynamic Black Exterior Package
Night Package
Lane Tracking Package Code
Premium 3 Package
Accessory Chrome Package
Exterior Options: 
Remove Derivative And/Or Engine Badge
Black Roof Rails
Silver Roof Rails
Surround Camera System
Heated Windshield
Fixed Rear Recovery Eye
22" Split 9-Spoke 'Style 9007' Wheels
22" Split 9-Spoke 'Style 9007' Wheels W/Diamond Turned Finish
22" Split 7-Spoke 'Style 7015' Wheels
22" Split 7-Spoke 'Style 7015' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
21" 10-Spoke 'Style 1033' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
21" Split 5-Spoke 'Style 5047' Wheels
21" Split 5-Spoke 'Style 5047' Wheels W/Diamond Turned Finish
20" 10-Spoke 'Style 1032' Wheels W/Diamond Turned Finish
20" 10-Spoke 'Style 1032' Wheels
20" 10-Spoke 'Style 1032' Wheels W/Satin Dark Grey Finish
20" Split 7-Spoke 'Style 7014' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
19" 5-Spoke 'Style '5046' Wheels W/Satin Dark Grey Finish
20" Split 7-Spoke 'Style 7014' Wheels
18" 15-Spoke 'Style 1022' Wheels
18" 10-Spoke 'Style 1021' Wheels
Summer Tires
Full-Size Spare Wheel
Tow Hitch Receiver
Reduced Section Alloy Spare Wheel
19" 5-Spoke 'Style '5046' Wheels
21" AMG Black Cross-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Wheel Locks
Soft Close Doors
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Illuminated Grille Star
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
20" AMG 10-Spoke Alloy
Panorama Sunroof
Interior Options: 
Full Extended Leather Upgrade
Light Oyster Headliner
Head-Up Display
Meridian 1600 Watt Signature Surround Sound System
Power Plus
Power Pro
Sirius XM Satellite & HD Radio
8" Rear Seat Entertainment
20-Way Heated & Cooled Massaging Front Seats W/Heated Rear Seats & Driver & Passenger Memory
Loadspace Storage Rails
Suedecloth Headliner Material
Heated Steering Wheel
Illuminated Metal Loadspace Scuff Plate
Illuminated Front And Rear Side Door Metal Treadplates
Chrome IP End Caps
Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting
Premium Carpet Mats
Multi-Contour Front Seats w/Massage
Designo Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Designo Black DINAMICA Headliner
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
3-Zone Climate Control
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated Rear Seats
Cabin-air Purification System
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Vintage Tan/Ebony
#AB7247
Dapple Grey/Ebony
#343539
Dapple Grey/Light Oyster
#E5E5E5
Color: 
Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Black w/Grey Stitching Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#070707
Espresso Brown/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#5B5250
Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#DAD3CF