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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2020 Land Rover Defender | Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown
2020 Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Land Rover Defender

2020 Land Rover Defender

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. 2020 Land Rover Defender

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE offers an all-inclusive driving experience which combines comfort, space, and style within just one vehicle. This good mix has managed to place the GLE at a high ranking by several comparison sites online. Do you think the Land Rover Defender is of any match to beat the GLE? Let’s read our comparison below to find out.

Design & Style

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE can easily support up to 5 people in its standard 4-door layout. It has a cabin interior that provides ample of space and support through its seats which feel well-cushioned. This makes it possible to remain comfortable throughout even the longest of distances. The GLE is styled in a luxury of expensive materials including solid hardware which creates a highly expensive outlook.

The 2020 Land Rover Defender has a seating capacity that can fit up to 5 people. It has seats at the front row which are well-cushioned and supportive even through winding roads. Its second row ensures taller passengers have sufficient leg- and headroom. The style within its cabin is not as lavish as one would expect of its vehicle class even though premium materials are used.

Technology & Safety

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE features a wide array of tech advances like its own MBUX system for infotainment, voice control, hands-free, 12.3-inch touchscreen, and gesture control. The GLE is also savvy in its list of safety tech that comprises of a rearview camera, brake assist, blind spot monitor, parking assist and sensors, pre-collision suite that includes tightening of seatbelts, closing of windows, and harmless noise emission.

The 2020 Land Rover Defender comes equipped with several tech features such as 10-inch touchscreen, climate control, Android/Apple compatibility, wireless charging, and navigation. For safety, the GLE offers collision warning, auto emergency brakes, blind spot monitor, pedestrian detection, and lane keep and departure assists.


The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is able to produce 255 horsepower under a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that feels powerful for its body size. Its fuel economy is rated at 20 mpg in cities and 27 mpg on highways.

The 2020 Land Rover Defender can generate 296 horsepower under a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is the only vehicle one would need in order to enjoy optimum comfort and luxurious style while driving under a dynamic driving experience. The GLE also handles bends and corners smoothly to ensure driver and passengers inside ride in consistent coziness. In comparison, the Defender can improve on its average interior quality, and its overall set of features.

Ready to Schedule a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Test Drive Today?

At Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, we offer a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz models for you to choose from, including the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE and we are more than happy to arrange for a test drive so that you can experience the stellar features of this vehicle. Call us today to make an appointment or simply pay us a visit at our showroom today!


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630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY


Phone: 877-862-7343

630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY


Phone: 888-693-2406

630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY
40.8594273 -73.1566847
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