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2021 BMW M340 vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 BMW
M340

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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MSRP*
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$54,700 to $56,700
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$62,700
Invoice* $51,370 to $53,230 $58,938
MPG - City 22 - 23 17
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
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 M340, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Defender, the BMW M340 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW M340 as you will with the Land Rover Defender, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 M340 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 M340 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M340 is much slimmer than the Land Rover Defender, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW M340, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Land Rover Defender.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW M340 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The BMW M340 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW M340 has less horsepower than the Land Rover Defender, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The BMW M340 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 M340 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 M340 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Defender.