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2021 BMW 530 vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 BMW
530

MSRP*: $54,200 to $56,500
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2021 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $62,700
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Invoice* $50,905 to $53,045 $58,938
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 14.0 ft3 78.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 395 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 195.8 in 197.6 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 39.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Land Rover Defender than the BMW 530, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 530 and the Land Rover Defender in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 530 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Land Rover Defender, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 530 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Land Rover Defender. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 530 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 530 is much slimmer than the Land Rover Defender, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the BMW 530 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The BMW 530 has a smaller turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 530 is significantly less powerful than the Land Rover Defender. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The BMW 530 has much less torque than the Land Rover Defender, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The BMW 530 has less seating than the Land Rover Defender, making the Land Rover Defender the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW 530 has significantly less cargo room than the Land Rover Defender, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 530 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Defender.