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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Land Rover Discovery Review

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2021 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $59,400 to $82,800
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2020 Land Rover
Discovery

MSRP*: $52,300 to $69,200
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Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $49,162 to $65,048
MPG - City 16 - 21 MPG 16 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 MPG 21 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 72.3 ft3 83.7 ft3
Engine Inline-6, V-8 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 254 - 340 hp
Towing Capacity 7,200 lbs 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 195.1 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 78.7 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 39.0 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
The BMW X5 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Land Rover Discovery, with comparable head- and legroom. The BMW X5 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Discovery.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X5 as you will with the Land Rover Discovery, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a 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). The BMW X5 is somewhat more expensive than the Land Rover Discovery. 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 X5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Land Rover Discovery.

Dimensions
The BMW X5 is about the same width as the Land Rover Discovery. When looking at overall length, the BMW X5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Land Rover Discovery.

Handling
The BMW X5 has the same turning radius as the Land Rover Discovery, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Land Rover Discovery, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X5. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the BMW X5 and the Land Rover Discovery.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the BMW X5 and the Land Rover Discovery are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X5 and the Land Rover Discovery. The BMW X5 has less cargo space than the Land Rover Discovery, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW X5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Discovery.