2020 Range Rover vs Mercedes-Benz G 550

If your sense of wanderlust leaves you eager to venture off the beaten path, you need an SUV that can match your spirit of adventure. When considering options, the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz G 550 come to mind as formidable choices, but which one is going to take you farther around Ventura, Camarillo, and Oxnard?

To find out, the team at Land Rover Ventura compared the 2020 Range Rover vs. Mercedes-Benz G 550 on the points of powertrain, off-road readiness, and safety technology.

Range Rover vs Mercedes-Benz G 550: Engine Specs

There’s no doubt that both SUVs are hard working. In fact, the Range Rover and the Mercedes-Benz G550 both offer robust engines that allow them to achieve impressive power and torque outputs and accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in less than six seconds.

The 4.0L V8 biturbo engine in the G 550 delivers 416 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque while propelling you to 60 MPH in just 5.6 seconds. The Range Rover, however, gets you there a bit faster—in 5.1 seconds—with its 5.0L V8 supercharged engine that puts out up to 557 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.

Without this added kick of power, drivers in the Mercedes-Benz G 550 may find their experience lacking.

Off-Road Capabilities

Both the Range Rover and the Mercedes-Benz G 550 are built with a no-strings-attached mentality, outfitted with features and design elements that can help you go anywhere you please. For example, they’re both equipped with a permanent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system with a 2-speed transfer case.

This transfer box, standard with both luxury SUVs, adds an extra lower gear for even more might when tackling tough obstacles. They both also offer a ground clearance of over eight inches for handling more rugged terrain.

However, the Range Rover offers the advanced electronic air suspension not found in the Mercedes-Benz model. This feature changes the height of your vehicle quickly, so you have even more room to tackle objects in your way.

Range Rover vs Mercedes-Benz G 550 Safety Technology

Of course, you can’t explore the great wild yonder at all hours of the day—eventually, you’ll have to rejoin the flow of traffic. When you do, both the Range Rover and the Mercedes-Benz G 550 come with several smart safety features that can make your drives around town safer and more convenient.

When changing lanes on a crowded highway, for example, both SUVs make a Blind Spot Monitor available to alert you to drivers in your side blind spots. They both have an available Adaptive Cruise Control that can automatically slow your cruising speed to a safe following distance when approaching slower-moving traffic.

The Range Rover also has a Lane Departure Warning that issues an alert if you’re drifting from your intended lane of travel and gently guides you back between the lines. With this feature in tow, drivers may feel slightly more in control on the highway than those in the G 550.

Range Rover vs Mercedes G 550: We Have our Winner

The team at Land Rover Ventura compared the Land Rover Range Rover vs. Mercedes G 550 side by side and found the Range Rover has more to offer drivers in the Oxnard, Ventura, and Camarillo areas—both off-road and on. Read the full Range Rover review now to learn even more about this luxury SUV!

Contact our Land Rover dealership to try out this SUV for yourself and schedule your test drive today!

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