2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
There are only a few models to consider when you’re looking for a genuinely upscale SUV with serious performance capability. The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport remains firmly rooted in first place thanks to its elite cabin, four-wheel drive system, and convincing off-road performance. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV certainly delivers to the luxury-oriented drivers, but the Land Rover model pulls away in terms of features and performance. If you’re interested in finding out more, check out the Land Rover model at Land Rover Fort Myers, serving Naples and Marco Island.
The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class are both luxury SUVs with standard features like Bluetooth, an emergency telematics system, smartphone app integration, and a rearview camera. However, the Land Rover base model gets standard leather upholstery, 14-way power adjustable front seats, and an 8-inch touchscreen interface, whereas the Mercedes-Benz base models only gets premium vinyl upholstery, eight-way power adjustable front seats, and a 7-inch touchscreen. Additionally, the Land Rover gets base standard features like front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry and start, and a navigation system.
Drivetrain and Off-Road Capabilities
If you’re looking to do some serious off-roading, the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is the obvious choice. Every version of this model comes with a full-time four-wheel drive system. The first two trims in the lineup get four-wheel drive with a single-speed transfer case, while the Supercharged models get a two-speed transfer case that lets you set your gearing at high or low when you’re in difficult terrain.
There’s also a standard Terrain Response system that has specific settings for the powertrain, suspension, and electronics system based on the kinds of conditions you’re driving through. The Terrain Response 2 sets these systems automatically. An all-new All-Terrain Progress Control crawl control system lets you set speeds up to 20 mph in rough off-road conditions.
The Mercedes-Benz model gets a standard all-wheel drive system, which doesn’t allow for the delivery of power to different axels. None of the other off-road performance options on the Land Rover models are available, either.
The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport also edges out the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class when it comes to what you can pull behind you. The Land Rover SUV’s standard towing capacity is an impressive 7716 pounds, while the Mercedes-Benz model comes in just under it at 7500 pounds.
Take a Spin in the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
If you’re looking for a luxury SUV that gives you all the creature comforts you want alongside uncompromising off-road prowess, the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a top contender. Discover this premium SUV for yourself near Naples and Marco Island at Land Rover Fort Myers, located at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, FL. Contact our sales team to find out more.