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When it comes to the 2021 BMW X7, the engineers at BMW ensured that this flagship SUV got the best that the brand has to offer. From performance to luxury, the 2021 X7 is a superb automobile that beats most of the other luxury SUVs in its category. The cabin is spacious and designed to ensure that every moment that is spent in the 2021 BMW X7 is a memorable experience.
The Land Rover Defender started as an off-roader with the most basic of features. Although the 2021 Defender retains that off-roading capability, the cabin has become more comfortable and the new exterior look gives the 2021 Defender a modern look. Despite all these things, it still a far cry from the 2021 BMW X7 in many ways.
In this article, we compare the 2021 BMW X7 and the 2021 Land Rover Defender to see which is the better SUV.
Design & Style
Given that the 2021 X7 is the flagship brand of BMW, a lot has gone into its design. The exterior features an imposing style that ensures that the 2021 X7 looks at home in any upscale location. Panoramic sunroof and heated seats are all standard, as is ambient LED lighting. The cabin is spacious and the luggage space generous making the 2021 BMW X7 a very well-rounded automobile.
In designing the 2021 Defender, Land Rover decided to walk the fine line between utilitarian and premium. Car buyers familiar with other Land Rover brands will recognize some design cues from the other models. These are just enough to make buyers feel at home without actually being luxurious. Oddly, the cabin and luggage spaces in the 2021 Defender are somewhat limited.
Technology & Safety
As would be expected of a car of this pedigree, the 2021 BMW X7 comes laden with all sorts of tech and safety features. These include a large 12.3-inch touchscreen display that dominates the instrument panel. The 2021 X7 comes with a 10-speaker audio system, satellite navigation and much more. Infotainment is via BMW’s iDrive software which has no lags and features crisp-clear graphics.
When it comes to the 2021 Defender, you get a 10-inch infotainment display that is not as responsive as the one in the 2021 X7 but is sufficient for most drivers. A six-speaker audio system comes standard with the option to upgrade to something more premium.
Under the hood, the base model of the 2021 X7 comes with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine that generates 335hp. This is more than sufficient to power the 2021 BMW X7 and buyers can expect excellent performance. For those seeking something more powerful, there is the option of a V8 engine that churns out 523 hp. The engine is quiet even at high revs and the suspension systems keep most road imperfections away from the cabin.
The 2021 Defender on the other hand is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Although this is sufficient for the Defender, it makes it significantly less powerful than the 2021 X7. The 2021 Defender comes with a fully independent suspension system that makes the ride significantly more comfortable than its predecessors. Ride quality is not optimum and the car feels unstable around corners.
The Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW X7 and the 2021 Land Rover Defender are designed for two different worlds and the difference shows. However, the 2021 X7 beats the Defender in several ways including cabin space, luxury features and performance. This makes the 2021 BMW X7 the clear winner of this comparison.
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