Comparison - Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S 2021 - vs - Land Rover Defender 90 V8 2022

General

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Also called:

M-Class

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Average Price: 
$
113,950
Updated: 
29 Feb 2020
$
102,200
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2022
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
23.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Black
#000000
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
#18294B
Mojave Silver Metallic
#999594
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Brilliant Blue metallic
#0F0F96
Emerald Green metallic
#445044
Selenite Grey metallic
#74849F
designo diamond white metallic
#EDE4D7
designo cardinal red metallic
#A02C32
Color: 
Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic
#3C3E44
Santorini Black Metallic
#12140F
Yulong White Metallic
#D2D4D8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

PROS
Stonking acceleration from the twin-turbo V-8,
smoothest start-stop system around,
impressive ride and handling balance.

CONS
Lazy transmission tuning,
properly expensive,
heavier and less involving than a similarly capable sports sedan or wagon.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty. AMG GLE 53 makes 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft.Standard 48-volt EQ Boost system adds 21 hp and 184 lb-ft.MBUX infotainment system.

PROS
Modern, luxurious interior appointments
Turbocharged inline-six engine is smooth and powerful
MBUX infotainment is one of the best in the business

CONS
Choppy ride on less than perfect surfaces
Body style heavily restricts rear visibility

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Ear-shattering V8 engine
EQ Boost system improves efficiency
Muscular styling
Luxurious, spacious cabin
Much-improved infotainment system
Race Mode delivers precise steering

Cons
Can't fully mask its size
It can't fully defy physics
Ride will be too firm for some
Requires expensive optional extras
Infotainment system can be intimidating at first

By: 
carbuzz.com

Pros
Strong off-road capabilities
Wealth of customization options
High-tech safety and off-road features
Smooth ride for an off-road-oriented SUV

Cons
Options can get pricey
Cargo door is heavy and opens toward the curb

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Modern design looks cool
Awesome off-road capabilities
Lots of personalisation options

Cons
A Discovery is better at seating seven
Top models are Range Rover money
Land Rover's poor reliability record

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Land Rover is introducing a V-8 engine into the Defender lineup for 2022: the 518-hp Supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that's found in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. The V-8 will be available on both the two-door 90 and four-door 110 models; a high-end Carpathian Edition model will also sport the V-8 engine.

Pros
Ultra-capable off-road,
surprisingly refined on-road,
well-equipped interior.

Cons
Disappointing fuel economy,
desirable features carry high price tags,
six-cylinder isn't as quick as we'd hoped.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
5.00L
Torque: 
627ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
461ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
603hp
at 5 750rpm
518hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
37.00Feet

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: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Simulated Suede Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.00in
180.40in
Width: 
79.40in
79.10in
Height: 
70.20in
77.50in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
8.60in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in
101.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
40.60
Rear Head Room: 
36.90
38.60
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
39.10in
Rear leg room: 
40.90in
36.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
60.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
74.90cu.ft
58.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
8201lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.30cu.ft
15.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
30.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
37.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
5445.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Driver Cooled Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
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
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Stereo System
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 Subwoofer(S)
15 Total Speakers
700 Watts Stereo Output
Meridian Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 11.0 In.
22 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
All Season Tires
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
Diameter: 
R22

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Front And Rear Head Airbags
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Self-Leveling Headlights
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
AMG® Night Package
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package Plus
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
Appearance Pack
Basic Interior Protection & Storage Pack
Premium Interior Protection & Storage Pack
Smoker's Package
Emergency Pack
Basic Rear Seat Convenience Pack
Exterior Protection Pack
Extended Black Exterior Pack
Exterior Options: 
Trailer Hitch (Class III)
Carbon Fiber Engine Compartment Cover
Panorama Sunroof
21" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
22" AMG® Forged Cross-Spoke Wheels
Illuminated Running Boards
22" AMG® Forged Cross-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
Soft Close Doors
Black Wheel Locks
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Illuminated Star
Undershield
22" 5 Spoke 'Style 5098' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
Locking Wheel Nuts
Signature Graphic
Off-Road Tires
Front Expedition System W/Undershield
Front Undershield
Wheel Arch Extensions
A' Frame Protection Bar
Checker Body Protection
20" 5 Spoke 'Style 5098' Wheels W/Satin Dark Grey Finish
Raised Air Intake
Matte Black Hood Decal
Interior Options: 
MBUX Interior Assistant
Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound System
4-Zone Climate Control
Power 2nd-Row Seats
Speed Limit Assist
Red Seat Belts
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage
Heated 2nd Row Seats
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Nappa Leather
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In DINAMICA
Rapid Heating Front Seats
Black Seat Belts
Heated Steering Wheel
Silver Seat Belts
MBUX Augmented Video For Navigation
AMG® Head-Up Display
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Carbon Fiber/DINAMICA
Wi-Fi Enabled W/Data Plan

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Exclusive, premium leather
#08090E
Tartufo Brown/Black Exclusive, premium leather
#756C6C
Classic Red/Black Exclusive, premium leather
#932216
Black Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#08090E
Macchiato Beige Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#C7BFBA
Black Exclusive w/Grey Accents Exclusive, premium leather
#08090E