2020 Land Rover Discovery versus 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

February 3rd, 2020 by

2020 Land Rover Discovery

The 2020 Land Rover Discovery has several models (more than the Mercedes GLS but let’s not go there). Today we’re going to compare the 2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE versus the 2020 Mercedes-Ben GLS 450 in terms of capabilities, specifications, and more. With the abundance of luxury vehicles, it could be a challenging task these days to choose a luxury SUV.  Additionally, because there are so many fantastic options already on the market, as well as more arriving all the time, this only makes your choice even harder. So, let’s see how the two vehicles compare against each other.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Performance versus 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Performance

The Discovery delivers up to 26 mpg on the highway with a range of ip to 550 miles of cruising between fill-ups. You won’t get this with the GLS 450, which only gives you 23 mpg on the highway. Additionally, the Discovery comes with a supercharged V-6 engine fueled by diesel, unlike the Mercedes GLS 450 which comes with an I-6 engine fueled by premium gas. If you’re looking for power, the shape of the V-6 engine is the way to go, as it allows you to implement turbo. In order to maximize the space both under the hood and in the rest of the vehicle, the V-6 is a more compact engine and is an excellent tool for car designers.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Interior

2020 Land Rover Discovery Interior Dimensions

  • Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row: 41.2 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row: 83.7 cubic feet
  • Legroom (1st Row/2nd Row): 39 inches / 37.6 inches
  • Head Room (1st Row/2nd Row): 39 inches / 39 inches
  • Shoulder Room (1st Row/2nd Row): 60 inches / 60 inches

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Interior Dimensions

  • Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row: 17.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row: 84.7 cubic feet
  • Legroom (1st Row/2nd Row): N/A
  • Head Room (1st Row/2nd Row): 39 inches / 40 inches
  • Shoulder Room (1st Row/2nd Row): 59 inches / 59 inches

The Discovery offers similar interior dimensions as the GLS 450 however, the Discovery offers more of a personal touch. With the 2020 Discovery, you’ll have 41.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, whereas with the GLS 450, you’ll only have 17.4  cubic feet of cargo space. The Discovery makes for a great road trip, with tons of room.

Performance & Safety Features

As you can see, the 2020 Land Rover is proof that the Discovery is with other top luxury brands in the industry and surpassing them even on several key elements.

For instance, the Discovery manages to perfectly balance fuel efficiency and power, delivering over 340 horsepower and 8,201 lbs. of maximum towing capability while still giving you over 26 combined MPG.

Technology, like Adaptive Cruise Control, is standard on the 2020 Discovery HSE but requires a costly upgrade for the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

In fact, you can get a top-of-the-line 2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury with full safety features, 10-inch touchscreen display, heated front and rear seats and more, while saving almost $10,000 less than you would for the base model GLS 450. Regardless of the Discovery model you purchase, you will never have to compromise your safety. You will not have to pay for additional features, unlike the Mercedes GLS 450, which requires a hefty cost for basic Speed Limit Assist.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Technology


2020 Discovery HSE: $59,700

2020 GLS 450: $75,950

The price difference speaks for itself.


In conclusion, the Discovery offers top-of-the-line features, very similar to the GLS 450 for approximately $15,000 LESS. Why pay $75,950 when you can have a car that is very similar but also contains many improvements? See for yourself. Test drive the new 2020 Discovery Sport and revel in its luxury interior features from the driver’s seat at Land Rover Freeport! Contact our Freeport Land Rover dealership team to schedule a test drive.