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2021 BMW X7 vs. 2022 Land Rover Defender Review

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2021 BMW
X7

MSRP*: $74,900 to $99,800
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2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $47,700 to $112,200
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Invoice* $70,155 to $93,315 $44,838 to $105,468
MPG - City 15 - 19 MPG 14 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 24 MPG 19 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 90.4 ft3 58.3 - 78.8 ft3
Engine Inline-6, V-8 Inline-4, Inline-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 296 - 518 hp
Towing Capacity 7,500 lbs 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 203.3 in 180.4 - 197.6 in
Exterior Width 78.7 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Head Room Front 41.9 in
Rear 39.9 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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Land Rover Defender than in the BMW X7, due to its greater 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. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW X7, which is slightly longer than the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The BMW X7 has the same turning radius as the Land Rover Defender, so they both maneuver the same 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.

Powertrain
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.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X7 and the Land Rover Defender. The BMW X7 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Land Rover Defender.

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