2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Comparison
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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An SUV is supposed to do everything, yet the SUV market is full of half-measures and compromises. Even among the big ticket luxury SUVs, models tend to be limited. Some models have the tech features and utility, but drive like a half-track tank. Some models have great driving dynamics but would fall apart off road.
Luckily, one car company knows how to build an SUV that can do it all. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been winning the praise of an impressed auto industry since it first debuted in 2016. Once again, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE is among the class leaders in every important category for an SUV. To get a sense of how amazing the Mercedes-Benz GLE is, compare it to the popular Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
The fastest way to go through this list is to mention what the 2018 Mercedes-Benz does not do. The infotainment system is paired to Apple CarPlay or Android Car Play, Bluetooth®** connectivity and all of it is voice activated. The ventilation system keeps particulates and dust out of the cabin. Mercedes-Benz offers an app to remote start the vehicle. Premium sound and available dual screens with multiple inputs offer entertainment to the driver and passengers. Make no mistake about it, the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport also has a number of great features and luxury options, but not to the degree of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE has an advanced set of safety software that makes its rivals jealous. The GLE has been reviewed as having the most advanced safety systems on the road. The GLE has the common safety software like adaptive cruise control, rear and cross traffic monitoring and active brake assist. The GLE also comes with a number of advanced safety features that are proprietary to Mercedes-Benz. The GLE will actively adjust to gusts of wind and crosswinds, for example, to maintain a consistent line on the road. The GLE has a heads up display to offer maximum information for the driver to consider. The DISTRONIC® system will help you judge how far you have to park, and the Steering Pilot™ system will finish the job. The Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers many similar features, but in many cases, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has a suite of safety software that gets the best marks in the class.
When it comes down to it, a luxury SUV is about more than dollars and cents. If you want to get the best SUV on the market, you need to spend the money to get it; that makes sense. The question is whether a big sticker price is justified. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE has received excellent reviews in a number of categories, but two categories stand out when compared to the Land Rover Range Rover Sport The sticker price isn’t the only cost to consider. Land Rover has a well-earned reputation for its unreliable nature. In fact, a recent study showed that Land Rover had the lowest mechanical reliability of any major car manufacturer. The Land Rover Range Rover Sport might be a fantastic way to visit your local dealership or mechanic, but it will not be inexpensive.
Some people want it all. When you have reached the point where you can get it all, only the best will do. There is only one Mercedes-Benz, and there is only one 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE. There is no reason to wait more than necessary. Contact your local dealership to schedule your test drive of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE today.
* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
** Bluetooth® is a registered mark Bluetooth® SIG, Inc.