You may be thinking about buying the 2021 Land Rover Defender or the 2021 BMW X5 for embarking on family adventures. For taking forays outside Solon, Cleveland, or Hudson, Ohio, though, which one conquers any road you tackle? At Land Rover Solon, we've designed this comparison to see which vehicle may be more to your liking. Get ready, get set, read!


Land Rover Defender vs BMW X5 Interior

While both vehicles provide great interiors and cabin features, many differences appear between these two models. Simply put, it comes down to lifestyle. For instance, the Land Rover gives you three diverse roof configurations, including ones designed to let in light or fresh breezes. Choose from an unusual folding fabric roof or the opening and sliding panoramic roof. When you're in the BMW, it offers a panoramic moonroof only.

Also, the Land Rover supplies three materials to upholster your seats, including fabric, available grained leather, or Windsor leather seating. The BMW enables you to stick with SensaTec or upgrade to Vernasca leather or Merino leather.

While the Defender appears rugged, the BMW feels more sophisticated. This translates into personal style, and whether you'll be jumping into your car dusty and exhilarated or slipping into a seat dressed to the nines.

Land Rover Defender vs BMW X5 Package Deals

When examining the accessory packages both cars offer, you'll have to decide whether you're a camper or a glamper. Most Land Rover packs concentrate on outdoors extras and racks to carry your own packs. Items like an Inflatable Waterproof Awning, Expedition Roof Rack, Portable Rinse System, and Deployable Roof Ladder appeal to the hearty adventurer.

For packaged interior comfort upgrades and innovative tech items, the BMW X5 may be more suited to drivers seeking luxury like massage seats or glass controls. Again, it really comes down to what you prefer in a car and how you plan to use it.

Land Rover Defender vs BMW X5 Safety

Following that line of thinking, the Land Rover caters to outdoor pursuits with the Wade Sensing device and a standard 3D Surround Camera system and Rear Traffic Monitor. If you're surrounded by natural wonders and wildlife, you'll want to be especially aware, with or without your children on board.

The BMW does not have any type of water safety guidance and offers an optional Surround View with 3D View. Both cars provide a wealth of safety systems, but each may be suited to different types of adventures.

Land Rover Defender vs BMW X5 Performance

You can tow a trailer or your boat behind either vehicle, but how much does it carry? The Land Rover Defender tows a maximum 8,200 pounds, while the BMW X5 tows up to 7,200 pounds. Personal preference comes into play when deciding which one may work out better for you.

To cross any type of terrain, the Defender protects you from the elements with either Terrain Response® or the optional Terrain Response® 2 that includes General Driving, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand, Rock Crawl, and Wade modes. In the X5, the Driving Dynamics Control only offers ECO Pro, Comfort, and Sport modes.



What Adventures Will You Take? 2021 Land Rover Defender vs 2021 BMW X5

Deciding between the 2021 Land Rover Defender and the 2021 BMW X5 means evaluating what you need for your travels outside Solon, Cleveland, and Hudson. Think about what's best for your family, and then schedule a test drive at Land Rover Solon to be sure.


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