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2021 BMW X7 vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 BMW
X7

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2021 Land Rover
Defender

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MSRP*
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$74,900 to $99,800
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$46,100 to $83,000
Invoice* $70,155 to $93,315 $43,334 to $78,020
MPG - City 15 - 19 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 21 - 24 20 - 22
Engine(s) Inline-6, V-8 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity 7 6 - 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
The BMW X7 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Land Rover Defender, with comparable head- and legroom. The BMW X7 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Defender.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X7 as you will with the Land Rover Defender, 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 X7 is somewhat more expensive 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 X7 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
The BMW X7 is about the same width as the Land Rover Defender. If you go with the BMW X7, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Land Rover Defender.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X7 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The BMW X7 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Land Rover Defender, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X7. The BMW X7 has a little less horsepower than the Land Rover Defender.

Utility
The BMW X7 offers greater seating capacity than the Land Rover Defender, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the BMW X7, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Land Rover Defender.

Warranty
The BMW X7 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Defender.