Compare 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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S 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Discovery Sport S 4WD 19 23 $39,386 $41,900
Discovery Sport S R-Dynamic 4WD 19 23 $40,984 $43,600
Discovery Sport SE 4WD 19 23 $42,629 $45,350
Discovery Sport SE R-Dynamic 4WD 19 23 $44,133 $46,950
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 24 $61,006 $64,900
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $56,306 $59,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 15 22 $72,286 $76,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV 15 22 $69,466 $73,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe 15 22 $79,430 $84,500
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 28 $48,551 $51,650
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $42,488 $45,200
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 29 $40,608 $43,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,386
$61,006
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,900
$64,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$698 / month
$1082 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport explores the borders of status and image better than it explores the wilderness. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 37.2
Front Leg Room (in)
39.1 40.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 76
Track Width, Front (in)
64 64.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
181 187
Height, Overall (in)
68 62.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 113.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.5 36.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
69.7 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
52.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.5 36.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
55.6 36.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.3 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P285/40VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P255/45VR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1653 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1653 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1653 3500
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5620 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4235
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @ 1400 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
246 @ 5500 385 @ 6100
Engine Oil Cooler
None -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
None -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.64
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.35
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.25
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.86
Trans Type
9 9
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.24
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Land Rover Discovery Sport Mercedes-Benz GLC
Body Code
S -
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.54 -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.54 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Small SUV 4WD
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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  • Lease: From $479/mo.
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