2021 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar | NewCars.com

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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review

New 2021 BMW X5

2021 BMW
X5

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New 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2020 Land Rover
Range Rover Velar

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MSRP*
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$59,400 to $82,800
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$56,300 to $90,790
Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $52,922 to $85,343
MPG - City 16 - 21 15 - 21
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 20 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar. 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 Range Rover Velar.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the BMW X5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

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 X5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar. 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 Range Rover Velar.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X5 is much wider than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW X5, which is slightly longer than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

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

Handling
The BMW X5 has a larger turning radius than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X5 is clearly the choice over the Land Rover Range Rover Velar for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the BMW X5 and the Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

Utility
The BMW X5 offers greater seating capacity than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the BMW X5 as you will in the Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

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