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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE400


3.0L Biturbo V6


354 lb-ft






2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE


3.0L LR-Td6 Supercharged V6


332 lb-ft

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE driving on a sunny day

The SUV world is full of aesthetically pleasing boxes that all claim to offer the best value for your dollar. Especially when it comes to luxury SUVs, it can be difficult to differentiate all the features, specifications, and performance qualities that get thrown into your lap. In particular, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz are at constant odds, using different strategies to increase overall performance and customer satisfaction. The new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE is now available for purchase and to fight back, Land Rover is offering the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. If you are looking for a new luxury SUV, use this 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport comparison to get you into the right driver's seat the first time. 

For the same price, give or take a few hundred dollars, you can purchase a Mercedes-Benz GLE or a Range Rover Sport SE. On the outside, these SUVs look considerably different. They both have rich histories can be found throughout the entirety of each vehicle. Many times this visual difference is enough for drivers to pick one or the other. For the enthusiast though, how do you know you're putting your money in the right place?  

Mercedes-Benz Biturbo Advantage

The first observation you'll find when looking through the specifications is the engine. Although both are the same size, Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover chose different paths to their respective SUVs up to the 300 horsepower range. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE uses a 3.0L biturbo V6 and the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SE comes with a 3.0L supercharged V8. Turbochargers and superchargers are both forms of forced induction, but the difference is one of pushing vs. pulling. Superchargers push air pressure through the intake manifold while turbochargers suck air pressure through the exhaust manifold. Superchargers provide more torque, but turbochargers provide more high-end power. Normally we would leave it up to popular opinion, but because the GLE uses two identical turbochargers, the torque issue is minimized, making the GLE a more responsive, faster, more fun vehicle. If you have any questions about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, contact us today at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead!

Dashboard of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE