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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 Land Rover Discovery

As crossover sales are skyrocketing in the U.S., luxury brands are taking advantage and improving their crossover models to make them the best of the best. To highlight one of our most popular crossovers, we did a quick and simple comparison of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs the 2017 Land Rover Discovery.

The most noticeable difference between the GLE and the Discovery is the price tag—the GLE starts out around $2,000 more, and for good reason. The GLE offers buyers more choice with three engine options, as opposed to the Discovery's two. The GLE also delivers better performance with more horsepower and torque than the Discovery. The Discovery does out-do the GLE in its cargo and towing capacities, but the GLE still offers plenty of room and hauling power to serve as the all-around perfect family crossover.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 Land Rover Discovery
$52,000* Starting MSRP $49,990

2.1L 4-cylinder diesel / 3.5L V6 / 3.0L V6

Engine Options

3.0L V6 / 3.0L V6 diesel

201 – 436 horsepower & 273 – 479 lb-ft torque

Horsepower & Torque

254 – 340 horsepower & 332 - 440 lb-ft torque

80.3 cubic feet & 4,410 – 7,200 lbs

Max Cargo & Towing Capacities

85 cubic feet & 7,716-8,201 lbs


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Technology and Innovation

The 2017 GLE SUV is highly innovative, from industry-leading safety systems to advanced, yet user-friendly technologies to enhance the driving experience. The GLE's technology features will offer benefits you won't want to go anywhere without. Some of the GLE's available technology features include the following:

  • Standard five years of mbrace® Connect Services with in-vehicle Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Steering Pilot
  • Bang & Olufsen® BeoSound™ system
  • Rear entertainment system
  • ...and much more!

*MSRP does/does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 with two doors open
Steering wheel of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
Front seats of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 by the ocean