Land Rover Defender vs BMW X5

The Land Rover Defender - Bigger, Stronger, and More Diverse than the Competition

In a lineup of world-class and legendary SUVs, the Land Rover Defender stands out, thanks to its loyal fanbase of drivers and its outstanding off-road performance. Unique in the Land Rover lineup, the Defender was recently redesigned and rereleased here in the U.S. and, at Land Rover Huntington, we're excited to carry it for our customers across Long Island.

Highly customizable, the latest Defender models we have in stock have three seating configuration options. You can opt for the traditional, two-row, five-passenger style. You can order a jump seat to slot between the two front seats when you need space for a sixth person. Or, you can go for three rows of seating and a seven-passenger capacity. Not only that, but this SUV also has a range of impressive options for trims and powertrains.

With the signature Land Rover combination of luxury design that's up for rugged adventures, the Defender is a great option for Huntington drivers. But we know it may not be the only renowned model competing for your attention. Don't blend into the crowd driving around in the same old, tired, crossover your neighbors have. Let us show you the Land Rover Defender and see for yourself all the ways it stands out from the competition.

Land Rover Defender SUV vs. the BMW X5 SAV

  • Standard all-wheel drive. When they were first designed more than seven decades ago in England, Land Rover SUVs were meant to do two things - provide a high-end vehicle with off-road chops. Since then, the carmaker has perfected this combination and engineered groundbreaking all-wheel drive systems on its SUVs with cutting-edge all-terrain traction management systems. As such, the Land Rover Defender comes with a two-speed transfer case and all-wheel drive, standard across the entire lineup. Plus, specialized off-road driving modes, all-terrain tires, and more, are optional. The BMW X5 is great if you stick to the main roads and highways, but it doesn't offer the same off-roading fun and adventure as the Defender. In fact, it doesn't even get all-wheel drive standard. It has rear-wheel drive at its base model, and you have to move up in trims and request it to get AWD.
  • Size and space. While both SUVs have the optional third row to accommodate more passengers inside, the Land Rover Defender provides a more comfortable and spacious ride regardless of the number of rows. This is because the Defender is slightly larger on the outside, coming in taller, longer, and wider than the BMW, which translates to more interior space. Look for more headroom, legroom, and shoulder room in the Land Rover than the BMW, especially in the backseat.
  • Cargo space. Whether you're sticking to Long Island roads or heading out for a long road trip, when you need to tote a lot of cargo with you the Land Rover Defender can help. It has a rear cargo hold that can accommodate more gear than the BMW X5, and it's flexible depending on how you configure the backseats.
  • Customization. Both SUVs have multiple trim and engine configurations to choose from, as well as the aforementioned flexible seating arrangements. But the Defender has more of everything, really letting you get in there and personalize your Land Rover experience. Not only does the Defender have the optional front-seat jump seat that the BMW doesn't have, it also has more trims, more powertrains, and two different body styles (two-door or four-door options), meaning you can express yourself and customize your ride easier with the Land Rover than with the BMW.
  • Experience the Defender Difference in Huntington

    Let us show you firsthand what makes the Defender SUV special. Reach out to learn more and to arrange a test drive and see for yourself everything that sets a Land Rover SUV apart from the competition.

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