If you're in the market for a new luxury SUV, you may be having a tough time deciding which vehicle is right for you. Two great vehicles worth taking a look at are the full-size 2018 Land Rover Discovery and the 2018 Mercedes GLS. Consumers may not count Land Rovers among some of the best luxury vehicles on the market, but a closer look will reveal that mistake.

Explore this breakdown comparing the 2018 Land Rover Discovery to the 2018 Mercedes GLS.

Luxury & Convenience


One of the greatest features that will make a vehicle stand out for most buyers today is the technology package the vehicle offers. Many luxury vehicles are on the cutting edge of technology features, and the 2018 Land Rover Discovery and 2018 Mercedes GLS are no exception. Both offer a great package that includes hands-free calling, onboard navigation, and intuitive controls.

One technology feature that sets the Land Rover Discovery apart from the Mercedes GLS is the mobile app. Land Rover's iGuide makes smart use of augmented reality technology in correlation with a wireless connection to the vehicle's computer systems to provide you with useful, easy-to-interpret information for the Land Rover Discovery's key systems. Simply pointing your device at important features of your vehicle will highlight the full capabilities of the Land Rover Discovery, providing you with a level of insight into what the vehicle can do that you simply can't get by reading the owner's manual.

Fuel Economy

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery outperforms the Mercedes GLS in fuel economy, getting up to 21 mpg on city streets and 26 mpg on highways. Compare these figures to the Mercedes GLS's 17 mpg on city streets and 22 mpg on the highway, and the Land Rover Discovery is the clear winner for efficiency. This fuel efficiency may not seem like a large difference, but when you consider the long highway trips, the additional 4 miles per gallon add up.

Safety & Security

For keeping rear passengers, especially children, safe, you'll appreciate the safety features of both vehicle models. Both the Land Rover Discovery and the Mercedes GLS include standard safety features such as the LATCH system (a must for protecting children riding in safety seats), child safety locks, and a suite of airbags throughout the cabin. Both vehicles also include their own versions of advanced safety systems such as intelligent cruise control (paramount for avoiding collisions on long highway trips), automatic emergency braking and pedestrian sensors, and a 360-degree camera that makes parking and backing out of tight spots safer than before.

While both the 2018 Land Rover Discovery and 2018 Mercedes GLS have much to offer to potential buyers, the features of the Land Rover Discovery outlined above add up to a special driving experience. Discover the driving experience of the 2018 Land Rover Discovery for yourself by visiting Hennessy Auto. Our experienced sales team is eager to help you appreciate the beauty and luxury of a Land Rover.

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