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    Land Rover Defender vs BMW X5

    CarWale brings you comparison of Land Rover Defender and BMW X5. The Land Rover Defender price is ₹ 76.57 Lakh and BMW X5 price is ₹ 76.47 Lakh. The Land Rover Defender is available in 1997 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol and BMW X5 is available in 2993 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Diesel. Defender provides the mileage of 8.7 kmpl and X5 provides the mileage of 13.38 kmpl.

    Defender vs X5 Comparison Overview

    Key HighlightsDefender X5
    Price₹ 76.57 Lakh₹ 76.47 Lakh
    Engine Capacity1997 cc2993 cc
    Power296 bhp262 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter)Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
    Land Rover Defender
    ₹ 76.57 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
    BMW X5
    BMW X5
    xDrive30d SportX
    ₹ 76.47 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
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    • FEATURES
    • Expert's Opinion
    • COLOURS
    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • FEATURES
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    Specifications and Finance

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    • Engine & Transmission

      Engine1997 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC2993 cc, 6 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine Type2.0L Turbocharged I4B57 Turbocharged I6
      Fuel Type PetrolDiesel
      Max Power (bhp@rpm)296 bhp @ 5500 rpm262 bhp @ 4000 rpm
      Max Torque (Nm@rpm)400 Nm @ 1500 rpm620 Nm @ 1500 rpm
      Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)8.713.38
      Driving Range (Km)7701070.4
      Drivetrain4WD / AWDAWD
      TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override, Sport ModeAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override, Sport Mode
      Emission StandardBS 6BS 6
      Turbocharger/SuperchargerTurbochargedTurbocharged
      OthersIdle Start/StopRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/Stop
    • Dimensions & Weight

      Length (mm)45834922
      Width (mm)21052004
      Height (mm)19741745
      Wheelbase (mm)25872975
      Ground Clearance (mm)225214
      Kerb Weight (kg)20652265
    • Capacity

      Doors (Doors)35
      Seating Capacity (Person)55
      No of Seating Rows (Rows)22
      Bootspace (litres)297650
      Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)88.580
    • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

      Front SuspensionDouble Wishbone with Coil SpringsDouble-wishbone Axle
      Rear SuspensionMulti-link with Coil SpringsFive-link Axle
      Front Brake TypeDiscVentilated Disc
      Rear Brake TypeVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
      Minimum Turning Radius (metres)5.656.3
      Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
      WheelsSteel RimsAlloy Wheels
      Spare WheelSteelSpace Saver
      Front TyresR18265 / 50 R19
      Rear Tyres265 / 50 R19

    Features

    • Safety

      NCAP Rating5 Star (Euro NCAP)5 Star (Euro NCAP)
      Airbags6 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
      Middle rear three-point seatbelt
      Middle Rear Head Rest
      Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
      Child Seat Anchor Points
      Seat Belt Warning
    • Braking & Traction

      Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
      Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
      Brake Assist (BA)
      Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
      Four-Wheel-DriveFull-timeTorque-On-Demand
      Hill Hold Control
      Traction Control System (TC/TCS)
      Hill Descent Control
      Differential LockElectronicElectronic
    • Locks & Security

      Engine immobilizer
      Central LockingRemoteKeyless
      Speed Sensing Door Lock
      Child Safety Lock
    • Comfort & Convenience

      Air ConditionerYes (Automatic Dual Zone)Yes (Automatic Four Zone)
      Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Rear ACTwo Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest and on Pillars, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Heater
      Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-Driver
      Cabin-Boot Access
      Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - AllElectronic - Internal & Driver
      Parking Assist360 CameraReverse Camera with Guidance
      Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Cruise Control
      Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
      Keyless Start/ Button Start
      Steering AdjustmentManual Tilt & TelescopicElectric Tilt & Telescopic
      12V Power Outlets2
    • Telematics

      Remote AC On/Off Via app
      Remote Sunroof Open/Close Via app
      Check Vehicle Status Via App
      Remote Car Lock/Unlock Via app
    • Seats & Upholstery

      Driver Seat Adjustment8 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)18 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down, extended thigh support forward / back, shoulder support forward / back, backrest bolsters in / out) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Front Passenger Seat Adjustment8 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)14 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down, backrest bolsters in / out) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Rear Row Seat Adjustment2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Seat UpholsteryFabricLeather
      Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
      Driver ArmrestOptional
      Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
      InteriorsSingle ToneDual Tone
      Interior ColoursEbonyCanberra Beige / Black, Black
      Rear ArmrestOptionalWith Cup Holder
      Folding Rear SeatFullFull
      Split Rear Seat40:20:40 split40:20:40 split
      Front Seatback Pockets
      Head-restsFront & RearFront & Rear
    • Storage

      Cup HoldersFront & RearFront & Rear
      Driver Armrest Storage
      Sunglass Holder
    • Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

      Power WindowsFront & RearFront & Rear
      One Touch -DownAllAll
      One Touch - UpAllAll
      Adjustable ORVMElectrically Adjustable & RetractableElectrically Adjustable & Retractable
      Turn Indicators on ORVM
      Rear Defogger
      Rear Wiper
      Exterior Door HandlesBody ColouredBody Coloured
      Rain-sensing Wipers
      Interior Door HandlesChromeChrome
      Door PocketsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Side Window BlindsRear - Manual
      Boot-lid OpenerElectric Tailgate ReleaseInternal with Remote
      Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Body ColouredBody Coloured
    • Exterior

      Sunroof / MoonroofOptionalPanoramic Sunroof
      Roof Mounted Antenna
      Body-Coloured Bumpers
      Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe
      Body KitCladding - Black/GreyCladding - Black/Grey
    • Lighting

      Daytime Running LightsLEDLED
      Ambient Interior Lighting
      Puddle Lamps
      Fog LightsOptional,LEDLED on front, Halogen on rear
      HeadlightsLEDLED
      Automatic Head Lamps
      Follow me home headlamps
      Tail LightsLEDLED
      Cabin LampsFront and RearFront and Rear
      Headlight Height Adjuster
      Glove Box Lamp
      Lights on Vanity MirrorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Rear Reading Lamp
      Cornering HeadlightsActive
    • Instrumentation

      Instrument ClusterDigitalDigital
      Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
      Average Fuel Consumption
      Average Speed
      Distance to Empty
      ClockDigitalDigital
      Low Fuel Level Warning
      Door Ajar Warning
      Adjustable Cluster Brightness
      Gear Indicator
      Shift IndicatorDynamicDynamic
      TachometerAnalogueDigital
      Instantaneous Consumption
    • Entertainment, Information & Communication

      Gesture Control
      Smart ConnectivityAndroid Auto (Yes), Apple Car Play (Yes)Android Auto (No), Apple Car Play (Yes)
      Integrated (in-dash) Music System
      DisplayTouch-screen DisplayTouch-screen Display
      GPS Navigation System
      Speakers6+6+
      USB Compatibility
      Aux Compatibility
      Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone & Audio StreamingPhone & Audio Streaming
      MP3 Playback
      AM/FM Radio
      iPod Compatibility
      Internal Hard-drive
      Steering mounted controls
      Voice Command
    • Manufacturer Warranty

      Battery Warranty (Kilometres)
      Warranty (Years)32
      Warranty (Kilometres)100000Unlimited

    Expert's Opinion

    Good Things
    • Iconic Off-Roader with world-renowned capabilities
    • Comes with modern hardware, features and customisation
    • Not as expensive as we expected it to be
    • Big, burly SUV which is still capable on and off-road 
    • Equally suited to being self-driven or chauffeur-driven 
    • Good punch from its diesel with impressive handling
    Could be Better
    • Not the easiest car to manoeuvre in city
    • Even though it’s not utilitarian, the cabin is noisy
    • Ergonomics could have been better
    • Slightly stiff ride quality 
    • Too wide for everyday usability 
    • Rear seat not as great as some rivals

    Colours

    Pangea Green Metallic
    Black Sapphire Metallic
    Santorini Black Metallic
    Phytonic Blue Metallic
    Tasman Blue Metallic
    Mineral White Metallic
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    Gondwana Stone Metallic
    Eiger Grey Metallic
    Fuji White
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    Defender Vs X5 Comparison FAQs

    Q: Which car is cheaper between Land Rover Defender and BMW X5?

    Land Rover Defender is priced at ₹ 76.57 Lakh, whereas BMW X5 is priced at ₹ 76.47 Lakh. Hence BMW X5 is the cheaper car amongst the two. For detailed comparison of Defender vs X5, click here.

    Q: What are the pros and cons of Land Rover Defender and BMW X5?

    Pros of Defender are:

    • Iconic Off-Roader with world-renowned capabilities
    • Comes with modern hardware, features and customisation
    • Not as expensive as we expected it to be

    Pros of X5 are:

    • Big, burly SUV which is still capable on and off-road 
    • Equally suited to being self-driven or chauffeur-driven 
    • Good punch from its diesel with impressive handling

    Cons of Defender are:

    • Not the easiest car to manoeuvre in city
    • Even though it’s not utilitarian, the cabin is noisy
    • Ergonomics could have been better

    Cons of X5 are:

    • Slightly stiff ride quality 
    • Too wide for everyday usability 
    • Rear seat not as great as some rivals

    Q: Which car between Defender and X5 is better in terms of fuel economy?

    For the 90 P300 version, mileage of Defender is 8.7 kmpl, whereas for the xDrive30d SportX version, mileage of X5 is 13.38 kmpl. Thus making X5 the more fuel efficient as compared to Defender.

    Q: How is the performance of Defender compared to X5?

    For the 90 P300 version, 1997 cc Petrol engine of Defender produces 296 bhp @ 5500 rpm of power and 400 Nm @ 1500 rpm of torque. Whereas for the xDrive30d SportX version, 2993 cc Diesel engine of X5 produces 262 bhp @ 4000 rpm of power and 620 Nm @ 1500 rpm of torque.
    Disclaimer: For the above Comparison of Compare Defender and X5, CarWale has taken utmost care in gathering precise and accurate information about price, specs, features, colours etc, however, CarWale cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage/loss. For Compare Defender and X5 comparison, we have considered most popular version on CarWale as default, however, any version of these cars can be compared.