Compare the Range Rover Velar versus the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV

For too long, there has been a noticeable gap in the Land Rover offerings. While they offered countless quality models, it always felt like something was missing. The folks at Land Rover agree with us, and that's why they gave us the brand new Range Rover Velar. The new mid-size luxury SUV sits right between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, and it helps Land Rover ensure that they have something for everyone. While the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV used to be one of the best options, it just received some serious competition. The Range Rover Velar is the superior model in several ways; here are just a few of them.


  • The Range Rover Velar has a base MSRP of $49,900. The base MSRP of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV is over $2,000 more, at $52,200.


  • Audiophiles will appreciate the Range Rover Velar. With its available 23-speaker sound system, the Range Rover Velar delivers the ultimate audio experience. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has only 14 available speakers.
  • The auto engineers at Land Rover believe that it's not enough for just the driver to be comfortable. For a true luxury experience, all passengers need to be comfortable. That's why the Range Rover Velar has available 4-zone climate control. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has only available tri-zone climate control.
  • The standard Range Rover Velar trim features simulated leather and suede upholstery. The standard 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has MB-Tex premium vinyl upholstery. The Range Rover Velar offers more comfort right out of the gate.
  • More environmentally-conscious drivers will appreciate the available sustainable wool-based textile upholstery in the Range Rover Velar. Of course, it's more than just sustainable; it's comfortable too. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has no such option.
  • The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has a standard eight-inch display screen. The Range Rover Velar has two standard ten-inch touchscreens. It also has two available eight-inch screens on the back of the front-seat headrests, to help entertain rear passengers.


  • When you're taking your ride off-road, there's nothing worse than bottoming out. Scraping your undercarriage against the ground can damage your vehicle, and it feels horrible. A fully equipped Range Rover Velar can have up to 9.9 inches of ground clearance, making bottoming out a thing of the past. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has only 6.7-inches of ground clearance.
  • When you're driving, you don't want to take your eyes off the road. The available head-up display in the Range Rover Velar ensures that you don't have to. It projects relevant information in a small display right in your sight line, letting you see any vital information without ever looking away. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has no available head-up display.

Come See for Yourself

While the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV gives a good effort, it falls short in the end. The Range Rover Velar manages to provide comfort, capability, and style in ways that just can't be matched. It delivers a luxury ride that is equally capable both on and off the road, and manages to make every trip feel like a leisurely, enjoyable Sunday drive. If you'd like to try out the latest offering from Range Rover, we're happy to help. Just call us up at (877) 830-4806 to set up a test drive, or come visit us in person, right here in Glen Cove, NY. See for yourself what sets the Range Rover Velar apart from the rest. You'll like it so much, you might just drive one home.


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