Luxury SUVs are among some of the most popular vehicles in the automobile industry now. If you're in the market for a great new luxury SUV, you've probably noticed that you can find almost too many good options to consider. If you're having a hard time deciding which vehicle is right for you and your family, it can help to compare the most important features and specifications of your top choices. Study this comparison of two of the best luxury SUVs on the market: the 2018 Range Rover Velar and the 2018 Mercedes GLE Coupe.

Fuel Economy 

The 2018 Range Rover Velar's higher fuel efficiency becomes more apparent when you consider fuel economy. The Range Rover Velar offers a combined estimated 23 mpg, which breaks down to 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on highways. Those numbers are more in line with what you'd expect to find in a smaller sedan than an SUV. The 2018 Mercedes GLE Coupe, however, is only delivering 17 mpg on city streets and 23 mpg on the open highway.


The 2018 Range Rover Velar comes with a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of reaching a maximum 247 horsepower with 269 pound-feet torque. If you think those numbers are a bit low, consider that the Velar is pulling the type of horsepower you may expect from an entry-level V6 engine out of a more efficient four-cylinder engine. That's actually quite impressive.

The 2018 Mercedes GLE Coupe, in comparison, comes standard with a 3.0-liter V6 engine that provides up to 385 horsepower and 384 pound-feet torque. Although the GLE offers greater overall power, the fact that the Range Rover Velar is able to produce rather impressive numbers with its smaller, more efficient engine makes it the winner in this category for shoppers who are interested in a more practical family vehicle.

Luxury & Convenience

In terms of onboard luxury technology, both vehicles have much to offer, including all of your staple tech offerings like Bluetooth connectivity, an onboard entertainment system for passengers, and streaming media playback. One interesting way the Range Rover Velar stands out over the GLE, however, is in its steering-wheel-mounted control interface. 

While the Mercedes GLE Coupe offers control over basic system functions such as volume control, the Range Rover Velar hands control over almost every onboard system directly to the driver by providing access to everything on the steering wheel through two large button interfaces on the left and right of the wheel. This positioning makes it possible for the driver to control everything needed for access without having to take the focus away from the road to interact with the onboard control panel.

You can't deny that the 2018 Range Rover Velar and the 2018 Mercedes GLE Coupe are among the best luxury SUVs on the market today. While these vehicles are both solid choices, the Range Rover's attention to detail - in combination with the intelligent choice to include a more efficient, albeit somewhat less powerful engine - makes the Range Rover Velar a better overall choice for family-oriented buyers. Visit Land Rover Buckhead of Atlanta to take this vehicle for a test drive.

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