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    Land Rover Defender vs Mercedes-Benz GLE

    CarWale brings you comparison of Land Rover Defender and Mercedes-Benz GLE. The Land Rover Defender price is ₹ 76.57 Lakh and Mercedes-Benz GLE price is ₹ 77.23 Lakh. The Land Rover Defender is available in 1997 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol and Mercedes-Benz GLE is available in 1950 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Diesel. Defender provides the mileage of 8.7 kmpl and GLE provides the mileage of 14.08 kmpl.

    Defender vs GLE Comparison Overview

    Key HighlightsDefender GLE
    Price₹ 76.57 Lakh₹ 77.23 Lakh
    Engine Capacity1997 cc1950 cc
    Power296 bhp241 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter)Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
    Land Rover Defender
    ₹ 76.57 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
    Mercedes-Benz GLE
    Mercedes-Benz GLE
    300d 4MATIC LWB
    ₹ 77.23 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
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    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • FEATURES
    • Expert's Opinion
    • COLOURS
    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • FEATURES
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    Specifications and Finance

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    • Engine & Transmission

      Engine1997 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1950 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine Type2.0L Turbocharged I4OM654 Turbocharged I4
      Fuel Type PetrolDiesel
      Max Power (bhp@rpm)296 bhp @ 5500 rpm241 bhp @ 4200 rpm
      Max Torque (Nm@rpm)400 Nm @ 1500 rpm500 Nm @ 1600 rpm
      Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)8.714.08
      Driving Range (Km)7701309.44
      Drivetrain4WD / AWD4WD / AWD
      TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override, Sport ModeAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 9 Gears, Paddle Shift, Sport Mode
      Emission StandardBS 6BS 6
      Turbocharger/SuperchargerTurbochargedTurbocharged
      OthersIdle Start/StopIdle Start/Stop
    • Dimensions & Weight

      Length (mm)45834924
      Width (mm)21051947
      Height (mm)19741772
      Wheelbase (mm)25872995
      Ground Clearance (mm)225215
      Kerb Weight (kg)2065
    • Capacity

      Doors (Doors)35
      Seating Capacity (Person)55
      No of Seating Rows (Rows)22
      Bootspace (litres)297630
      Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)88.593
    • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

      Front SuspensionDouble Wishbone with Coil SpringsIndependent, Double Wishbone, Coil Springs
      Rear SuspensionMulti-link with Coil SpringsIndependent, Multi-link, Coil Springs
      Front Brake TypeDiscVentilated Disc
      Rear Brake TypeVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
      Minimum Turning Radius (metres)5.655.9
      Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
      WheelsSteel RimsAlloy Wheels
      Spare WheelSteelSpace Saver
      Front TyresR18265 / 45 R19
      Rear Tyres265 / 45 R19

    Features

    • Safety

      NCAP Rating5 Star (Euro NCAP)5 Star (Euro NCAP)
      Airbags6 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)7 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Knee, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
      Middle rear three-point seatbelt
      Middle Rear Head Rest
      Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
      Child Seat Anchor Points
      Seat Belt Warning
    • Braking & Traction

      Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
      Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
      Brake Assist (BA)
      Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
      Four-Wheel-DriveFull-timeTorque-On-Demand
      Hill Hold Control
      Traction Control System (TC/TCS)
      Hill Descent Control
      Differential LockElectronic
    • Locks & Security

      Engine immobilizer
      Central LockingRemoteKeyless
      Speed Sensing Door Lock
      Child Safety Lock
    • Comfort & Convenience

      Air ConditionerYes (Automatic Dual Zone)Yes (Automatic Four Zone)
      Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Rear ACTwo Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Heater
      Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-Driver
      Cabin-Boot Access
      Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - AllElectronic - All
      Parking Assist360 CameraReverse Camera with Guidance
      Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Cruise Control
      Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
      Keyless Start/ Button Start
      Steering AdjustmentManual Tilt & TelescopicManual Tilt & Telescopic
      12V Power Outlets2
    • Telematics

      Remote Car Light Flashing & Honking Via app
      Remote AC On/Off Via app
      Geo-Fence
      Remote Sunroof Open/Close Via app
      Over The Air (OTA) Updates
      Check Vehicle Status Via App
      Remote Car Lock/Unlock Via app
      Emergency Call
      Find My Car
    • Seats & Upholstery

      Driver Seat Adjustment8 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)14 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, extended thigh support forward / back)
      Front Passenger Seat Adjustment8 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)14 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, extended thigh support forward / back)
      Rear Row Seat Adjustment2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Seat UpholsteryFabricArtificial Leather
      Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
      Driver ArmrestOptional
      Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
      InteriorsSingle ToneDual Tone
      Interior ColoursEbonyMacchiato Beige / Black, Black
      Rear ArmrestOptionalWith Cup Holder
      Folding Rear SeatFullFull
      Split Rear Seat40:20:40 split60:40 split
      Front Seatback Pockets
      Head-restsFront & RearFront & Rear
    • Storage

      Cup HoldersFront & RearFront & Rear
      Driver Armrest Storage
      Sunglass Holder
    • Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

      Power WindowsFront & RearFront & Rear
      One Touch -DownAllAll
      One Touch - UpAllAll
      Adjustable ORVMElectrically Adjustable & RetractableElectrically Adjustable & Retractable
      Turn Indicators on ORVM
      Rear Defogger
      Rear Wiper
      Exterior Door HandlesBody ColouredBody Coloured
      Rain-sensing Wipers
      Interior Door HandlesChromeChrome
      Door PocketsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Side Window BlindsRear - electric
      Boot-lid OpenerElectric Tailgate ReleaseElectric Opening and Closing
      Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Body ColouredBody Coloured
    • Exterior

      Sunroof / MoonroofOptionalPanoramic Sunroof
      Roof Mounted Antenna
      Body-Coloured Bumpers
      Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe
      Body KitCladding - Black/GreyCladding - Black/Grey
    • Lighting

      Daytime Running LightsLEDLED
      Ambient Interior LightingMulti-colour
      Puddle Lamps
      Fog LightsOptional,LEDLED on front, LED on rear
      HeadlightsLEDLED
      Automatic Head Lamps
      Follow me home headlamps
      Tail LightsLEDLED
      Cabin LampsFront and RearFront and Rear
      Headlight Height Adjuster
      Glove Box Lamp
      Lights on Vanity MirrorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Rear Reading Lamp
      Cornering HeadlightsIntelligent
    • Instrumentation

      Instrument ClusterDigitalDigital
      Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
      Average Fuel Consumption
      Average Speed
      Distance to Empty
      ClockDigitalDigital
      Low Fuel Level Warning
      Door Ajar Warning
      Adjustable Cluster Brightness
      Gear Indicator
      Shift IndicatorDynamicDynamic
      TachometerAnalogueDigital
      Instantaneous Consumption
    • Entertainment, Information & Communication

      Smart ConnectivityAndroid Auto (Yes), Apple Car Play (Yes)Android Auto (Yes), Apple Car Play (Yes)
      Integrated (in-dash) Music System
      DisplayTouch-screen DisplayLCD Display
      GPS Navigation System
      Speakers6+6+
      USB Compatibility
      Aux Compatibility
      Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone & Audio StreamingPhone & Audio Streaming
      MP3 Playback
      AM/FM Radio
      iPod Compatibility
      Internal Hard-drive
      Steering mounted controls
      Voice Command
    • Manufacturer Warranty

      Battery Warranty (Kilometres)
      Warranty (Years)32
      Warranty (Kilometres)100000Unlimited

    Expert's Opinion

    Good Things
    • Iconic Off-Roader with world-renowned capabilities
    • Comes with modern hardware, features and customisation
    • Not as expensive as we expected it to be
    • New platform and modern features than its predecessor
    • Powerful engine an option of mild-hybrid system
    • Available in long-wheelbase body style
    Could be Better
    • Not the easiest car to manoeuvre in city
    • Even though it’s not utilitarian, the cabin is noisy
    • Ergonomics could have been better
    • Has gotten expensive over the older car
    • Nine-speed gearbox is too slow for an engaging drive
    • 300d misses out on key features despite the high cost

    Colours

    Pangea Green Metallic
    Cavansite Blue Metallic
    Santorini Black Metallic
    Obsidian Black Metallic
    Tasman Blue Metallic
    Designo Hyacinth Red Metallic
    Gondwana Stone Metallic
    Selenite Grey Metallic
    Eiger Grey Metallic
    Mojave Silver Metallic
    Fuji White
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    Polar White
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    Defender Vs GLE Comparison FAQs

    Q: Which car is cheaper between Land Rover Defender and Mercedes-Benz GLE?

    Land Rover Defender is priced at ₹ 76.57 Lakh, whereas Mercedes-Benz GLE is priced at ₹ 77.23 Lakh. Hence Land Rover Defender is the cheaper car amongst the two. For detailed comparison of Defender vs GLE, click here.

    Q: What are the pros and cons of Land Rover Defender and Mercedes-Benz GLE?

    Pros of Defender are:

    • Iconic Off-Roader with world-renowned capabilities
    • Comes with modern hardware, features and customisation
    • Not as expensive as we expected it to be

    Pros of GLE are:

    • New platform and modern features than its predecessor
    • Powerful engine an option of mild-hybrid system
    • Available in long-wheelbase body style

    Cons of Defender are:

    • Not the easiest car to manoeuvre in city
    • Even though it’s not utilitarian, the cabin is noisy
    • Ergonomics could have been better

    Cons of GLE are:

    • Has gotten expensive over the older car
    • Nine-speed gearbox is too slow for an engaging drive
    • 300d misses out on key features despite the high cost

    Q: Which car between Defender and GLE is better in terms of fuel economy?

    For the 90 P300 version, mileage of Defender is 8.7 kmpl, whereas for the 300d 4MATIC LWB version, mileage of GLE is 14.08 kmpl. Thus making GLE the more fuel efficient as compared to Defender.

    Q: How is the performance of Defender compared to GLE?

    For the 90 P300 version, 1997 cc Petrol engine of Defender produces 296 bhp @ 5500 rpm of power and 400 Nm @ 1500 rpm of torque. Whereas for the 300d 4MATIC LWB version, 1950 cc Diesel engine of GLE produces 241 bhp @ 4200 rpm of power and 500 Nm @ 1600 rpm of torque.
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