Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLS-class 450 4MATIC 2020 - vs - Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE 2019

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

GL-Class

Also called:

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Average Price: 
$
75,200
Updated: 
31 Oct 2019
$
74,000
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-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: 
23.80gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Iridium Silver Metallic
#B6B5B8
Obsidian Black Metallic
#424242
Selenite Grey Metallic
#868A8D
Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#AD2E2E
Emerald Green Metallic
#2E3535
Mojave Silver Metallic
#B0ABAA
Lunar Blue Metallic
#3B4059
Black
#1B1B1B
Designo Diamond White Metallic
#D7DAC7
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#12198F
Polar White
#F9F9F9
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
Narvik Black
#1D1D1D
Indus Silver Metallic
#A6A6A6
Corris Grey Metallic
#5C5B5F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Sitting atop the Mercedes-Benz SUV hierarchy is the spacious and indisputably luxurious GLS-Class. It's all new for 2020 and it has big shoes to fill—we've named the outgoing GLS-Class to our 10Best Trucks and SUVs list for three straight years—but our first impressions of this new big Benz are very good.

Pros
Tech-rich cabin, spacious in all three rows, refined powertrains.

Cons
Anonymous styling, fussy infotainment system, heavily optioned models carry high price tags

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.

Pros
Sublime demeanor
Posh interior
Strong turbocharged engines
Impressive dynamics
AMG, Maybach editions sure to come

Cons
Hefty price
Hefty curb weight
Hefty fuel consumption
Occasional cheap touch

By: 
thecarconnection.com

New styling in line with other Mercedes SUVs.Powerful mild hybrid powertrains.Standard adjustable air suspension.All-new third GLS generation launched for 2020.

Pros
MBUX infotainment is outstanding
Tops in comfort and easily seats adults in all three rows
Flexible cargo capacity
Responsive powertrains feel like driving a smaller SUV

Cons
Not as off-road-worthy as some rugged competitors
Somewhat vague steering with large wheels and thin tires
MBUX has a steep learning curve

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar sets new SUV style benchmarks with its captivating body and exquisite interior.

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 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar ranked #12 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Land Rover Range Rover Velar has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 13 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Refined, energetic performance
Excellent fuel economy
Sophisticated cabin with high-quality materials
High-tech, responsive infotainment system

Cons
No potent V8 engine option
Questionable reliability

By: 
usnews.com

The lovely Velar's sophomore year is marked by some slight tweaks to its available content and a larger, 21.6-gallon fuel tank. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available for the first time and are bundled together in the Smartphone Pack package and the Velar's Premium Textile interior upholstery can now be ordered as a standalone option.

PROS
Stunning to behold,
functional cargo area,
upscale interior materials.

CONS
Touchscreen-everything interior takes getting used to,
so-so powertrains, top-shelf models are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
332ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 500rpm
380hp
at 6 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
38.10Feet
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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
205.00in
188.90in
Width: 
77.00in
80.00in
Height: 
71.80in
65.60in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
9.90in
Front Track: 
65.70in
64.70in
Rear Track: 
66.60in
65.50in
Wheel Base: 
123.40in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
38.10
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
40.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
Rear Head Room: 
40.20
38.00
Rear Hip Room: 
60.00in
Rear leg room: 
41.90in
37.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.70cu.ft
70.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
5512lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.40cu.ft
34.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
27.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
5701.00lbs
4471.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
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
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
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
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
18 -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
18 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Driver Cooled Seat
Massaging
Passenger Cooled Seat
Premium Leather
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
four-corner electronic air suspension system

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
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

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 Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 Subwoofer(S)
Meridian Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
17 Total Speakers
825 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.5 In.
21 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Front Ventilated 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: 
no
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: 
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
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
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
High Pressure Washers Headlamps

Options

Packages: 
E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package PLUS
Convenience Package
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
Smartphone Pack
Basic Interior Protection & Storage Pack
On/Off Road Package
Premium Rear Seat Convenience Pack
Drive Assist Package
Wheel Protection Pack - Black Locks
Styling Accent Pack
Premium Interior Protection & Storage Pack
Convenience Package
Smoker's Package
Interior Premium Textile Package
Basic Rear Seat Convenience Pack
R-Dynamic Black Exterior Package
North American Tow Package
Exterior Protection Pack
Care Care Kit
Climate Package
Wheel Protection Pack - Chrome Locks
Exterior Options: 
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
Illuminated Running Boards
Silver Wheel Locks
20” 8-Spoke Wheels
Soft-Close Doors
Illuminated Star
20” Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Panorama Sunroof
Roof Spoiler
21” Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
Black Side Cladding
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
21” 5-Spoke Wheels
18" Full Size Spare Wheel
22" Split 9-Spoke 'Style 9007' Wheels W/Diamond Turned Finish
21" Full Size Spare Wheel
22" Split 7-Spoke 'Style 7015' Wheels
Reduced Section Alloy Spare Wheel
Tow Hitch Receiver/Electrics Without Deployable Side Steps
21" Split 5-Spoke 'Style 5047' Wheels W/Diamond Turned Finish
Summer Tires
Deployable Side Steps W/Tow Hitch Receiver And Electrics
19" 5-Spoke 'Style '5046' Wheels W/Satin Dark Grey Finish
Remove Derivative And/Or Engine Badge
Tow Hitch Receiver/Electrics W/Deployable Side Steps
20" Split 7-Spoke 'Style 7014' Wheels
Silver Roof Rails
18" 10-Spoke 'Style 1021' Wheels
SVO Special Effect Paint
19" Full Size Spare Wheel
Deployable Side Steps Without Tow Hitch Receiver/Electrics
SVO Ultra Metallic Paint
Tow Hitch Receiver
Black Roof Rails
22" Full Size Spare Wheel
Heated Windshield
18" 15-Spoke 'Style 1022' Wheels
Fixed Rear Recovery Eye
21" Split 5-Spoke 'Style 5047' Wheels
20" Split 7-Spoke 'Style 7014' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
20" Full Size Spare Wheel
22" Split 7-Spoke 'Style 7015' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
20" 10-Spoke 'Style 1032' Wheels W/Satin Dark Grey Finish
22" Split 9-Spoke 'Style 9007' Wheels
Surround Camera System
21" 10-Spoke 'Style 1033' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
19" 5-Spoke 'Style '5046' Wheels
Interior Options: 
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Head-Up Display
MBUX Interior Assistant
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
5-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Speed Limit Assist
Heated And Cooled 2nd-Row Cupholder
Black DINAMICA Headliner
Load Sill Protector
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Topstitched MB-Tex Lower Dash And Upper Door Trim
Ventilated Front Seats
4-Zone Automatic Climate Control
6-Seat Cabin Configuration
Heated 3rd-Row Seats
Topstitched Nappa Leather Upper Dash And Door Trim
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated And Cooled Front Cupholders
MBUX Augmented Video For Navigation
Exclusive Trim Package
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage Feature
Head-Up Display
20-Way Heated & Cooled Massaging Front Seats W/Heated Rear Seats & Driver & Passenger Memory
Chrome IP End Caps
Suedecloth Headliner Material
Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting
Meridian 1600 Watt Signature Surround Sound System
Illuminated Front And Rear Side Door Metal Treadplates
Power Plus
Power Pro
Light Oyster Headliner
Illuminated Metal Loadspace Scuff Plate
Full Extended Leather Upgrade
Loadspace Storage Rails
8" Rear Seat Entertainment
Premium Carpet Mats
Heated Steering Wheel
Premium Textile And Suedecloth Seats
Sirius XM Satellite & HD Radio

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#12151D
Expresso Brown/Magma Grey, leather
#40352E
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leather
#ACA4A0
Expresso Brown, leatherette
#3C312B
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leatherette
#ACA4A0
Black, leatherette
#12151D
Black/Tartufo, leather
#6D6463
Black /Magma Grey Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#4D5159
Color: 
Vintage Tan/Ebony, premium leather
#AB7247
Dapple Grey/Ebony, premium cloth/sueded microfiber
#343539
Dapple Grey/Light Oyster, premium cloth/sueded microfiber
#E5E5E5
Ebony, premium leather
#08090D
Eclipse/Ebony, premium leather
#42464E
Acorn, premium leather
#CCBCA4
Light Oyster, premium leather
#8D8B82
Light Oyster/Ebony, premium leather
#E6DCCA