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    Land Rover Defender vs Mercedes-Benz GLS

    CarWale brings you comparison of Land Rover Defender and Mercedes-Benz GLS. The Land Rover Defender price is ₹ 76.57 Lakh and Mercedes-Benz GLS price is ₹ 1.05 Crore. The Land Rover Defender is available in 1997 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol and Mercedes-Benz GLS is available in 2925 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Diesel. Defender provides the mileage of 8.7 kmpl and GLS provides the mileage of 12.5 kmpl.

    Defender vs GLS Comparison Overview

    Key HighlightsDefender GLS
    Price₹ 76.57 Lakh₹ 1.05 Crore
    Engine Capacity1997 cc2925 cc
    Power296 bhp326 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter)Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
    Land Rover Defender
    ₹ 76.57 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
    Mercedes-Benz GLS
    ₹ 1.05 Crore
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
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    • Expert's Opinion
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    • SPECIFICATIONS
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    Specifications and Finance

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    • Engine & Transmission

      Engine1997 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC2925 cc, 6 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine Type2.0L Turbocharged I4OM656 Turbocharged I6
      Fuel Type PetrolDiesel
      Max Power (bhp@rpm)296 bhp @ 5500 rpm326 bhp @ 3600 rpm
      Max Torque (Nm@rpm)400 Nm @ 1500 rpm700 Nm @ 1200 rpm
      Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)8.712.5
      Driving Range (Km)7701125
      Drivetrain4WD / AWDAWD
      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)45835207
      Width (mm)21052157
      Height (mm)19741823
      Wheelbase (mm)25873135
      Ground Clearance (mm)225200
      Kerb Weight (kg)20652505
    • Capacity

      Doors (Doors)35
      Seating Capacity (Person)57
      No of Seating Rows (Rows)23
      Bootspace (litres)297493
      Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)88.590
    • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

      Front SuspensionDouble Wishbone with Coil SpringsIndependent, Double Wishbone, Air Suspension with Adaptive Damping
      Rear SuspensionMulti-link with Coil SpringsIndependent, Multi-link, Air Suspension with Adaptive Damping
      Front Brake TypeDiscVentilated Disc
      Rear Brake TypeVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
      Minimum Turning Radius (metres)5.656
      Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
      WheelsSteel RimsAlloy Wheels
      Spare WheelSteelSpace Saver
      Front TyresR18275 / 45 R21
      Rear Tyres40 R21

    Features

    • Safety

      NCAP Rating5 Star (Euro NCAP)Not Tested
      Airbags6 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)9 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Knee, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side, 2 Rear 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)
      Ride Height Adjustment
      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 Five Zone)
      Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Rear ACTwo Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest and on Roof, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Third Row ACVents on Roof , Fan Speed Controls
      Heater
      Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-Driver
      Cabin-Boot Access
      Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - AllElectronic - All
      Parking Assist360 Camera360 Camera
      Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Cruise Control
      Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
      Keyless Start/ Button Start
      Steering AdjustmentManual Tilt & TelescopicTilt & 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)6 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
      Third Row Seat Adjustment2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Seat UpholsteryFabricArtificial Leather
      Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
      Driver ArmrestOptional
      Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
      3rd Row Seats TypeBench
      Ventilated SeatsFront only
      Ventilated Seat TypeHeated and cooled
      InteriorsSingle ToneDual Tone
      Interior ColoursEbonyMacchiato Beige / Black, Espresso Brown / Black, Anthracite / Black
      Rear ArmrestOptional
      Folding Rear SeatFullFull
      Split Rear Seat40:20:40 split40:20:40 split
      Split Third Row Seat50:50 split
      Front Seatback Pockets
      Head-restsFront & RearFront, Second & Third
    • Storage

      Cup HoldersFront & RearFront & Rear
      Driver Armrest Storage
      Sunglass Holder
      Third Row Cup Holders
    • 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 ReleaseInternal with Remote
      Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Body ColouredDual Tone
    • Exterior

      Sunroof / MoonroofOptionalPanoramic Sunroof
      Roof Mounted Antenna
      Body-Coloured Bumpers
      Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe
      Body KitCladding - Black/GreyCladding - Body Coloured
      Rub - StripsBlack
    • 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 IndicatorDynamic
      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
      Display Screen for Rear PassengersOptional
      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
    • Powerful engines
    • Loaded with creature comforts
    • Endless personalisation options
    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
    • Feels cumbersome to drive in city
    • Last row is a squeeze
    • Expensive

    Colours

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

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

    Land Rover Defender is priced at ₹ 76.57 Lakh, whereas Mercedes-Benz GLS is priced at ₹ 1.05 Crore. Hence Land Rover Defender is the cheaper car amongst the two. For detailed comparison of Defender vs GLS, click here.

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

    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 GLS are:

    • Powerful engines
    • Loaded with creature comforts
    • Endless personalisation options

    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 GLS are:

    • Feels cumbersome to drive in city
    • Last row is a squeeze
    • Expensive

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

    For the 90 P300 version, mileage of Defender is 8.7 kmpl, whereas for the 400d 4MATIC version, mileage of GLS is 12.5 kmpl. Thus making GLS the more fuel efficient as compared to Defender.

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

    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 400d 4MATIC version, 2925 cc Diesel engine of GLS produces 326 bhp @ 3600 rpm of power and 700 Nm @ 1200 rpm of torque.
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