Nearly every minute of every day, our lives are filled with choices. When it comes to selecting a high-powered SUV, only a few come to mind as a good choice. Two in particular are long lived names steeped in traditional off-roading, but their posh modern offerings are rarely seen in their native environment. The most popular offerings in this segment are the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG and the Supercharged Range Rover HSE.
(Related: The Saleen S7: America’s First Production Supercar)Both of these capable SUVs can seat five adults and tow your toys with ease. They are both capable of fording shallow creeks, and both allow for locking of all three differentials. With traditional body-on-frame construction and solid axles, the G63 AMG offers a more traditional SUV ride quality, but the weight savings of the Range Rover’s aluminum chassis can’t be overlooked. The choice between the two really comes down to your personal style and how much added value the dealer is willing to include. Check out the spec comparison between the two below, and let us know in the comments why you would choose one over the other.
2015 Range Rover HSESupercharged 5.0-liter V8 Horsepower: 510 Torque: 461 lb-ft Chassis: Aluminum uni-body with fully independent axles Drivetrain: Full time 4WD with 2-speed shift on the fly transfer case. Curb Weight: 5,320 lbs Performance: 0-60: 5.1 EPA Rated Fuel Economy (City): 13 mpg MSRP: $137,995 (Autobiography Short Wheelbase) Browse Range Rover Listings
2015 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMGTwin Turbo 5.5-liter V8 Horsepower: 536 Torque: 560 lb-ft Chassis: Body on frame (steel) with solid axles Drivetrain: Full time 4WD with 2-speed transfer case Curb Weight: 5,622 lbs Performance: 0-60: 5.3 (manufacturer estimate) EPA Rated Fuel Economy (City): 12 mpg MSRP: $137,150