Mercedes GL500 v Volvo XC90 v Land Rover Discovery - specifications

 Mercedes GL500Volvo XC90Land Rover
On-the-road price/total as tested"£65,720/£69,850""£46,325/£54,293""£43,540/£44,666"
"Retained value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A/N/A"£19,642/42.4 per cent""£22,423/51.5 per cent"
Running costs (pence per mile)N/A118.1126.2
Engine/capacity "V8/5,461cc""V8/4,414cc""V6 2,720cc/turbo"
Peak power "388/6,000bhp/rpm""311/5,850bhp/rpm""189/4,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "530/2,800Nm/rpm""440/3,900Nm/rpm""440/1,900 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 7-spd auto/4wd6-spd auto/4wd6-spd auto/4wd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel100 litres/space saver80 litres/space saver82 litres/full size
Boot capacity (behind 7/5/2 seats) "300/750/2,300 litres""249/615/1,837 litres""280/N/A/2,558 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"2,445/705/3,500kg""2,102/668/2,770kg""2,504/676/3,500kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient12.1 metres/0.37Cd12.5 metres/0.36Cd11.4 metres/0.41Cd
Euro NCAP rating/insurance grp/cost N/A/20/N/A Five stars/19/£813 Four stars/14/£472
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3y (60,000)/30y Mobilo""3y (60,000)/1y Volvo"3y (unltd)/3y Land Rover
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/169"18,000 miles/160""15,000 miles/130"
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service £240/£375/£240£330/£360/£380£295/£415/£295
30-70 thru gears 6.1secs7.1secs12.7secs
30-50 in kickdown 2.5secs3.1secs5.0secs
50-70 in kickdown 3.6secs4.1secs7.7secs
Top speed 140mph130mph112mph
Braking 60-0/30-0mph 34.7/8.9 metres36.8/8.6 metres36.2/9.7 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph62/49/56/65dB63/48/58/66dB66/46/55/64dB
Auto Express economy/range15.4mpg/339 miles17.8mpg/313 miles23.1mpg/417 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 14.6/25.4/20.0mpg14.1/28.8/20.9mpg21.4/32.3/27.2mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket331g/km/35 per cent322g/km/35 per cent275g/km/35 per cent
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£5,060/£9,201""£3,657/£6,486""£3,353/£6,096"
Airbags/front/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSix/£552/yesEight/yes/yes
Air-susp/low-range box/hill descentYes/yes/yesNo/no/noYes/yes/yes
EBD/traction/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/yes
Elec roof/priv glass/rear DVD screens"£1,040/£300/£2,080""£850/£325/£1,868""Yes/£350/£2,019"
Electric tailgate/sat-nav/CD changerYes/yes/yes"No/£1,850/yes"No/yes/yes
Heated/memory/leather seatsYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Split/fold middle/rear seats/IsofixYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Trip computer/alarm/keyless go Yes/yes/£880Yes/yes/noYes/yes/no


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