Comparison - Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550 4×4² 2018 - vs - Land Rover Defender 90 X 2021

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Average Price: 
227,300
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
$
80,500
Updated: 
04 Mar 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
25.40gals
23.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alien Green
#45C244
Black
#000000
Capri Blue Metallic
#0F1441
Dakota Brown Metallic
#584A3D
Diamond Silver Metallic
#B0B9C3
Indium Grey Metallic
#4F4C45
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Jade Green Metallic
#4E605D
Light Ivory
#E9E2D2
Magnetite Black Metallic
#282A27
Magma Red
#FF0300
Midnight Blue
#09183F
Paprika Metallic
#87120A
Polar White
#FFFFFF
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
Storm Red Metallic
#4F0200
Verde Brook Metallic
#3E3E3C
designo Graphite Metallic
#524E4B
designo Magno Night Black Matte
#000000
designo Magno Platinum Matte
#A2A2A2
designo Mauritius Blue
#2654D2
designo Mystic Blue Metallic
#0C4674
designo Mystic Brown Metallic
#653C2F
designo Mystic Red Metallic
#C1C1C1
designo Mystic White
#E5E5E5
designo Platinum Black Metallic
#000000
Galacticbeam
#973462
Sunsetbeam
#FFAA11
Color: 
Gondwana Stone Metallic
#AD9B8A
Pangea Green Metallic
#A5A895
Santorini Black Metallic
#12140F
Eiger Grey Metallic
#888B91
Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic
#3C3E44
Silicon Silver Premium Metallic
#9F9E9C
Hakuba Silver Metallic
#BBB9B5

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Sure, crossovers make more sense as luxury vehicles. But that's not why you want a 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class in your garage.The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a soldier in a business suit.

Pros
Classic authenticity
That “clunk” the doors make when they close
Wild off-road ability from the G550 4x4²
Faster than it ever should be

Cons
Or you could buy seven Jeep Wranglers, one for every weekday
Light on safety tech
G550 4x4² presents many urban challenges
New 2019 just around the corner

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ranked #8 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 80 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent off-roader
Powerful engines
Premium cabin materials

Cons
Abysmal fuel economy
Subpar on-road handling
Below-average cargo space
Shorter features list than rivals
High price

By: 
usnews.com

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class remains mostly unchanged for 2018. It will be fully redesigned for the 2019 model year. To commemorate the end of a very long production run, a few special-edition models be available and are limited to cosmetic touches inside and out.

PROS
Iconic design is instantly recognizable
Outstanding forward visibility
Unusually quiet when on the road
Lots of cosmetic customization potential

CONS
Compromised off-road ability
Poor interior packaging leaves little useful space
Difficult to get into and out of
Awful steering, handling, drivability and fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

The two-door "90" body style sees increased availability for 2021 and now comes in base, S, X, First Edition, and new X-Dynamic trims. Speaking of X-Dynamic, this new trim level is also now available on the four-door "110" model and provides the appearance items from the top-spec X without the expensive off-road-tech features, such as the adjustable air suspension and active differential.

PROS
Legendary off-road abilities,
smooth on-road ride,
nicely outfitted cabin.

CONS
Six-cylinder engine isn't as perky as expected,
best accessories and options add a lot to the bottom line,
brakes are difficult to smoothly modulate.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
11.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
11.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
450ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
406ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
416hp
at 5 250rpm
395hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
46.90Feet
37.00Feet

Convenience

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

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.10in
180.40in
Width: 
86.20in
79.10in
Height: 
88.00in
77.50in
Ground Clearance: 
7.70in
8.50in
Front Track: 
59.60in
67.00in
Rear Track: 
59.60in
66.80in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
101.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.40
40.60
Rear Head Room: 
40.10
38.60
Front Leg Room: 
52.50in
39.10in
Rear leg room: 
41.90in
36.60in
Front Hip Room: 
51.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.30in
60.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
79.50cu.ft
58.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7000lbs
8201lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.60cu.ft
15.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
30.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
43.80degrees
37.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
6825.00lbs
4780.00lbs

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: 
Remote keyless power door locks
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power passenger seat
Sport Front Seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled 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
Premium Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Memory card slot
Surround audio (discrete)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
450 watts stereo output
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
1 subwoofer(s)
Speed sensitive volume control
Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system
12 total speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
15 Total Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
Meridian Premium Brand Speakers
700 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Remote sunroof operation
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Power steel sunroof
Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL
Folding fabric roof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22 X 9.5
20 X 8.5 In
Wheels more: 
All Terrain Tires
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
325.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R22
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
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: 
yes
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: 
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Cornering lights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear height adjustable headrests
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Designo Mafufaktur Mojave Package
Designo Manufaktur Two-Tone Nappa Leather Upholstery
Night Package
AMG Performance Studio Package - Solarbeam
AMG Performance Studio Package - Alien Green
AMG Performance Studio Package - Galacticbeam
AMG Performance Studio Package - Magma Red
AMG Performance Studio Package - Sunsetbeam
AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
DINAMICA Interior Package
Basic Rear Seat Convenience Pack W/Integrated Base
Cold Climate Package
Explorer Pack
Appearance Pack
Wheel Protection Pack - Black Locks
Premium Interior Protection & Storage Pack (5-Seat)
Country Pack
Smoker's Package
Towing Pack
Basic Interior Protection & Storage Pack (5-Seat)
Urban Pack W/Undershield
Adventure Pack
Exterior Options: 
Rear Spare Tire Surround Painted In Body Color
20" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels (Black)
21" AMG Cross-Spoke (Black)
20" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels (Black)
Outer Protective Strips In Carbon Fiber
Stainless Steel Brush Guard
AMG "Acceleration Lines"
19" 6 Spoke 'Style 6010' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
Folding Fabric Roof
19" 6 Spoke 'Style 6009' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
22" Full Size Spare Wheel
Front Undershield
Off-Road Tires
Satin Protective Film
22" 5 Spoke 'Style 5098' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
Signature Graphic
19" 5 Split-Spoke 'Style 6010' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
Orange Recovery Loop
20" 5 Spoke 'Style 5094' Wheels W/Satin Dark Grey Finish
22" 5 Spoke 'Style 5098' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
20" 5 Spoke 'Style 5098' Wheels W/Satin Dark Grey Finish
20" 6 Spoke 'Style 6011' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
Fixed Side Steps
20" 6 Spoke 'Style 5094' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
19" Full Size Spare Wheel
Interior Options: 
Rear Seat Entertainment System
DINAMICA Headliner
All-Season Floor Mats
Heated Steering Wheel
Designo Carbon Fiber Look Leather
Grab Handles In Black Leather
Leather And Burl Walnut Steering Wheel
Designo Manufaktur Two-Tone Nappa Steering Wheel
Head-Up Display
Adaptive Cruise Control
Activity Key
3-Zone Climate Control
Front Jump Seat
Cabin Air Ionization W/PM2.5 Filter
Wi-Fi Enabled W/Data Plan
Cabin Air Ionization
Air Quality Sensor

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Leather, premium leather
#000000
Chestnut/Black Leather, premium leather
#5B4844
Grey/Black Leather, premium leather
#9B9B9B
designo Auburn Brown Nappa Leather, premium leather
#473934
designo Black Nappa Leather, premium leather
#000000
designo Classic Red Nappa Leather, premium leather
#7E2523
designo Light Brown Nappa Leather, premium leather
#6F4C3E
designo Mystic Red Nappa Leather, premium leather
#604343
designo Porcelain Nappa Leather, premium leather
#C9B7A0
designo Sand Nappa Leather, premium leather
#AA8E77
designo Titan Gray Pearl Nappa Leather, premium leather
#696667
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#000000
Vintage Tan/Ebony, premium leather
#8F6E4F