Compare 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2015 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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4WD 4-Door V6 Diesel HSE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door V6 Diesel HSE 22 28 $67,633 $71,950
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door V6 Diesel SE 22 28 $62,933 $66,950
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door V6 HSE 17 23 $65,753 $69,950
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 23 $61,053 $64,950
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door V8 14 19 $75,153 $79,950
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door V8 Automaticbiography 14 19 $87,697 $93,295
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door V8 Dynamic 14 19 $77,733 $82,695
Range Rover Sport 4WD 4-Door V8 SVR 14 19 $104,669 $111,350
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 250 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 250 BlueTEC 22 29 $46,314 $49,800
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 17 22 $47,244 $50,800
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 400 18 22 $58,497 $62,900
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 13 17 $91,512 $98,400
M-Class RWD 4-Door ML 350 18 24 $44,919 $48,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,633
$46,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$71,950
$49,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1199 / month
$830 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport adds two new dimensions to its performance profile: a turbodiesel V-6 and a supercharged HST edition. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class doesn't crow about off-roading: it's more concerned with things like fuel economy and in the AMG, superhero acceleration.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 58.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.7 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37 38.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
66.5 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
191 189.1
Height, Overall (in)
70.1 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 65
Wheelbase (in)
115.1 114.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.2 80.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.7 38.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.7 38.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.1 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44 -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.5 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40YR20 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P275/40YR20 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
772 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
772 660
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7716 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7716 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7716 6600
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6504 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14440 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
440 @ 1750 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
254 200 @ 3800
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 4.38
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Land Rover Range Rover Sport Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Code
S S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3913 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3307 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.45
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.45
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.6 8.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
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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