BMW X4 vs Land Rover Defender Comparison

    BMW X4

    Land Rover Defender

    2024 BMW
    X4
    vs
    2024 Land Rover
    Defender
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the suv medium category, between scores of 7.2 and 8.8.
    0.0
    8.4
    8.4
    0.0
    Based on the BMW X4 xDRIVE30i M SPORT
    Based on the Land Rover Defender 110 P525 V8 (386kW)
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    LuxuryLuxury
    Long distance drivingLong distance driving
    Awards
    We don’t have any awards for BMW X4. The Land Rover Defender won the Best 4WD SUV award in 2023.
    '23
    Best 4WD SUV
    Towing
    Fuel Efficiency
    65L
    501 to 689 km
    89L - 90L
    303 to 1152 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $88,600 - $185,200
    $88,870 - $240,270
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    CarExpert's Take

    Anthony Crawford
    Senior Road Tester
    Anthony Crawford drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Tough, masculine stance
    • Superb cabin quality, loads of features and space
    • Excellent ride/handling balance with more than enough poke
    Misses
    • Three-year warranty
    • Driver's instrument display not as sharp as rivals
    • Some features unavailable due to semiconductor shortages
    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Epic supercharged V8
    • Faster than it ought to be
    • Drives like a luxury off-road beast
    Misses
    • Big price tag
    • Side-swing tailgate is heavy
    • Big investment – you’d want it to be reliable

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    NA
    • Anti Theft Wheel Nuts (+$80)
    • Intrusion Sensor (+$1,001)
    • Secure Tracker (+$910)
    • Smoke Pack (+$65)
    • Wi-Fi Enabled with Data Plan (+$600)

    Colours Available

    Alpine White is the standard paint colour, with the following metallic finishes optional on the core X4 range:

    • M Carbon Black
    • Black Sapphire
    • Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
    • Piemont Red
    • Phytonic Blue
    • M Brooklyn Grey
    • BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue

    The palette is slightly different on the M Competition, with the following finishes a no-cost option:

    • Alpine White
    • Sao Paulo Yellow
    • M Carbon Black
    • Black Sapphire
    • Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
    • M Marina Bay Blue
    • M Toronto Red
    • M Brooklyn Grey

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJTURBO DIESEL DIR INJ, TURBO DIRECT F/INJ, SUPERCHARGED DIR INJ, TURBO CDI
    Size (cc)
    1998 - 29981997 - 5000
    Size (L)
    3.0L, 2.0L3.0L, 2.0L, 5.0L
    Induction
    TURBO 6, TURBO 4DIESEL TURBO 6, TURBO 6, TURBO 4, SUPERCHARGED V8
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAM, VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMDUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16 - 2416 - 32
    Power
    135kW - 375kW183kW - 386kW
    Power RPM
    5000 - 62504000 - 6000
    Torque
    300Nm - 650Nm400Nm - 650Nm
    Torque RPM
    1350 - 27501250 - 2500
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    9.3 - 119.5 - 15.5

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