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Buyers who choose to go the 2021 BMW X4 are certain to get an awesome car. BMW has managed to give the car a sloping roof that enhances its sporty heritage. This is achieved without compromising both the rear sitting area as well as the luggage space. It is also achieved without raising the profile of the vehicle which would often ruin handling as in the case of the Lexus NX.
With the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport, you still get the rugged good looks that are part of the Land Rover brand. While the 2021 Discovery Sport is still an excellent all-terrain vehicle, the go-anywhere dynamics spoil its on-road dynamics. Handling is a little wanting and cabin comfort is not at the level that you would expect from a car at this price point. Here is a comparison of these two cars.
Design & Style
Engineers at BMW went to great lengths to give the 2021 X4 a clean modern look. Sporty on the outside and executive on the inside, the 2021 X4 is a blend of premium luxury. There is plenty of legroom both in the front and in the back. There is also plenty of luggage space making the 2021 X4 a car that can handle daily errands with ease.
The 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport features a well-designed cabin interior with good quality materials. However, one cannot help but compare it with its more luxurious siblings in the Land Rover lineup. In this, the 2021 Discovery Sport performs dismally when it comes to interior comfort. For example, leather upholstery is optional, as are heated seats.
Technology & Safety
When it comes to tech and safety features, the 2021 X4 comes with a 12-speaker audio system that is sufficient for most drivers. With smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) as standard, you can use your smartphone seamlessly in the 2021 X4. Infotainment is via a 10.3-inch touchscreen display that is intuitive and easy to use.
The 2021 Discovery Sport features a 10-inch infotainment display that is also quite responsive. Just like the 2021 X4, Apple Car Play and Android Auto are standard in this car as well. The 2021 Discovery Sport has a six-speaker audio system which is quite not at par with the one in the 2021 BMW X4. All said though, the two cars are pretty much at the same level when it comes to tech and safety features.
The 2021 BMW X4 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces plenty of power. With an engine output of 250hp, the net result is that you never will want for more power in the 2021 X4. All 2021 BMW X4 variants come with launch control as standard and the eight-speed automatic transmission provides for a silky-smooth drive.
The 2021 Discovery Sport on the other hand comes with a four-cylinder engine that produces 246 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard as would be expected of the 2021 Discovery Sport. While superb on the highway, the 2021 Discovery Sport is somewhat sluggish on the highway and nowhere near as nimble as the 2021 X4. Handling and cornering are also problematic although the car handles well on cruise mode.
The Bottom Line
While the 2021 Discovery Sport and the 2021 X4 have something special to offer all drivers, the 2021 X4 emerges as the better, all-rounded car. The Discovery Sport is a great off-roader but fails as an all-purpose car.
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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW X4 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.