Imagine for a second, you are asked to choose your birthday present. And the two options on the table are the Range Rover and The Mercedes Benz G-Class. What car model would you choose? It is definitely going to be a hard choice for you to make because these two cars are amazing and stand side by side in terms of popularity and luxury. Let us take some time to critically compare these cars; that will help you make a better decision.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV is an iconic G Wagon. It has a signature box-like aesthetic and unmistakable Mercedes logo.
The Range Rover SUV is an equally impressive British cousin that never fails to turn heads. So, which luxury large SUV will you choose?
G-class Vs Range Rover Design
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class signature box-like aesthetic may come off as too cubic to quite a number of car lovers . The fact of the matter is that this SUV looks like a perfect square, and it may not fit the taste of the typical Nigerian driver.
On the other hand, the Range Rover is sleek and stylish. From its subtle roofline to a wrap-around waistline.The designers of this vehicle must have put in the extra hours into giving the Range Rover this breathtaking style. Plus, premium LED headlights and lower accent graphics don’t hurt its exterior presence, either.
Both the exterior and interior of the Range Rover are so impressive. It has a cabin environment that was built with passengers in mind. One very notable part of the interior is the ambient lighting that can be set to one of 10 colors, nobody will want to get out of the car!
Meanwhile, Mercedes Benz has totally redesigned the G-Wagon. Every detail in the cabin has been handcrafted with the utmost care, with only top-quality materials being used throughout. However, its layout may not work as well for all passengers as it could in the Land Rover model.
Mercedes G-class Vs Land Rover Passenger Room
Absolutely no one will ever be uncomfortable inside the Range Rover. It easily seats five people among two rows with lots of room to stretch out.
Up front, you get 39.5 inches of headroom and 39.1 inches of legroom. Then, in the back, you have 39.4 inches of headroom and 39.3 inches of legroom in the standard wheelbase model. However, if you opt for the long wheelbase, you’ll get 39 inches of headroom and 46.8 inches of legroom in the back.
The Range Rover has high and well-padded seats, providing fine support and comfort for even your longest commutes.
The G-Class also has plenty of room for five people. The seats are also very comfortable and supportive yet many people feel that they don’t quite live up to the standards set by other luxury large SUVs, such as the Range Rover. As a result, you may not feel as relaxed in the Mercedes-Benz as you would in the Land Rover. But then, the G-Class seems to be loved because of its durability and strength.
G-class Vs Range Rover Cargo Space
The Range Rover also has better cargo options inside. When the second row is folded down flat, you’ll have 68.6 cubic feet to work with. It expands to 75.6 cubic feet in the long wheel base model. So, there is plenty of room for you if you need to pack shopping bags, luggage, or other items into the Range Rover.
Want to load items into the Range Rover easily? This SUV has an Electronic Air Suspension with a cargo function that’ll lower the vehicle when parked. Awesome, right? There’s also a standard hands-free liftgate that makes it easy to access the cargo area, even when your hands are full.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class also has lots of cargo room. However, the rear seats don’t fold down flat, so the cargo floor is uneven. Plus, it only has very few useful storage compartments in the cabin and a hands-free liftgate doesn’t come standard.
G-class Vs Range Rover Interior Features
Every luxury vehicle has loads of impressive interior features. The Range Rover and G-Class being luxury vehicles do not fall short in this area.
They each come with lots of amenities to help keep everyone comfortable, such as:
- Heated/ventilated front seats
- Heated rear seats
- Heated steering wheel
However, the Range Rover also offers ventilated rear seats. This is part of the available Executive Class Comfort package that gives backseat passengers the chance to kick back and relax. They can put their feet up on the footrest and take advantage of the ‘Hot-Stone’ massage function (which is also available for the front seats). Plus, the armrest and footrest can be heated to stay extra cozy on especially chilly nights.
The G-Class offers a massage function, too. However, it’s not available to those sitting in the back. Unfortunately, the vehicle doesn’t offer anything as extensive as the Executive Class Comfort package in the Range Rover model.
G-class Vs Range Rover Performance Specs
You must agree with me that SUVs are not only meant to be looking good and feeling good—they’re meant for driving, as well. Worthy of note is theAdvanced V8 biturbo engine present in the Mercedes Benz G-Class.
However, it’s the Range Rover that really takes the cake in this department. Check out some of its specs!
- 3.0L V6 engine: Delivers 355 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque.
- Adaptive Dynamics: This system monitors your SUV’s every movement, around 500 times a second. As a result, you’ll have a composed, flat ride, no matter where you go.
- Active Locking Rear Differential: For those crucial off-road experiences, you can look forward to limited wheel slip since this system will send torque to the wheels with maximum grip.
Furthermore, the 2020 Range Rover is quite fuel-efficient, achieving an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.1 Unfortunately, the 2019 G-Class achieves an EPA-estimated 13 city/17 highway MPG. The G-Wagon is sarcastically called an infamous fuel guzzler because of its notoriously powerful engine.
Mercedes-benz G-class Vs 2020 Range Rover: The Verdict
When it comes to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class vs. 2020 Range Rover, the Land Rover model’s design, features, and performance specs make it a great option for drivers like you around the West of Africa
So between these two cars, the Range Rover and the G550. You really can’t go wrong with either of them. They’re awesome. If you could only choose one, the G550 is a pretty fun and mean car and you don’t get to see a lot of them around. With the Range Rover, you are guaranteed better gas mileage. You’ve got a family, you’ve got kids in the back, people in the back, the range rover is a smoother car, it feels more refined on the road. In terms of daily driving, it’s more comfortable to drive whether as a passenger or as the driver. But both cars are awesome.