Comparison - BMW X3 M 2021 - vs - Land Rover Defender X 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
69,900
Updated: 
01 Sep 2019
$
80,900
Updated: 
21 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
23.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Toronto Red Metallic
#BE1011
Sunstone Metaliic
#C6C0B2
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Black Sapphire Metallic
#252627
Donington Grey Metallic
#9D9C98
Color: 
Indus Silver Metaliic
#A6A6A6
Eiger Grey Metallic
#BDBAAF
Pangea Green Metallic
#A5A895
Gondwana Stone Metallic
#AD9B8A
Santorini Black Metallic
#12140F

Electric

Top Speed: 
129mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.80s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Wi-Fi hotspot now standard.No other significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Wickedly quick acceleration
Grip and handling are excellent
Still as practical as a standard X3

Cons
Excessively stiff ride, even in the softest suspension setting
Tire roar on the highway can be wearing on long drives

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2021, the X3 M adds newly standard features and some fresh options. Most notably, its infotainment system now includes Android Auto, which had been conspicuously missing. Likewise, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a one-year subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio with 360L are now standard; a matte wood finish is a new interior option. BMW also changes the Competition designation from a model to a package.

Pros
As quick or quicker than many sports cars,
mind-boggling agility for an SUV,
more practical than a sedan.

Cons
Ride is stiffer than desired,
fewer driver-mode settings would be fine,
how much power is too much power?

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 BMW X3's #1 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Muscular engine options
Poised ride and handling
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Roomy seating and cargo space

Cons
Higher starting price than many rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is a return to the U.S. for the boxy off-roader that helped start it all. This time with far more creature comforts.

Pros
Back in the USA
Boxy profile
Upgraded interior
Legendary capability
Two body styles

Cons
Turbo-4 for the big Defender 110? Pricey off-roader Odd looks at the rear Interior comfort is a question
Pricey off-roader
Odd looks at the rear
Interior comfort is a question

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fully redesigned after many decades.Much more comfort and refinement.Lots of customization options.Part of the second Defender generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Strong off-road capabilities
Numerous customization options
High-tech safety and off-road features

Cons
Not as tough-looking as the original

By: 
edmunds.com

Land Rover reopens the book on one of its most iconic nameplates with the all-new 2020 Defender. Its boxy shape and retro details combine with design language found on modern Land Rovers to create an appearance that's both sophisticated and nostalgic. While the 2020 Defender looks like an ordinary crossover, it has serious off-road capabilities and rugged equipment that help it live up to its go-anywhere heritage.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
442ft-lbs
at 2 600rpm
406ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
Horsepower: 
473hp
at 6 250rpm
395hp
at 5 550rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.40Feet
42.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather steering wheel
Extended Leather Upgrade
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.20in
197.60in
Width: 
74.70in
82.90in
Height: 
65.60in
77.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
11.50in
Front Track: 
63.90in
67.10in
Rear Track: 
63.10in
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
118.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.10
40.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
40.40
Front Leg Room: 
40.40in
39.10in
Rear leg room: 
36.40in
39.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
62.70cu.ft
78.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8201lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
28.70cu.ft
34.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
38.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
40.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4620.00lbs
5035.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
power steering
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
4-way manual headrests
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Windsor leather with Steelcut Premium Textile
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
15 speakers
Meridian™ Surround Sound System 700W
Head-up Display
Wireless Device Charging
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Black contrast roof and hood
Starlight Satin Chrome exterior accents
Orange brake calipers
Rear recovery eyes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 10.0 In.
20"
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
4 piston opposed 2 piece caliper
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Single piston sliding fist
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Emergency Braking Preparation
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Traffic Monitor
Clear Exit Monitor
Self-Leveling Headlights
Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Speed Limiter
Emergency Braking
Wade Sensing
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Executive Package
Competition Package
Cold Climate Package
Explorer Pack
Rear Seat Convenience Pack W/O Base
Wheel Protection Pack - Black Locks
Appearance Pack
Premium Interior Protection & Storage Pack
Urban Pack
Country Pack
Smoker's Package
Towing Pack
Basic Interior Protection & Storage Pack
Comfort And Convenience Pack
Exterior Options: 
M Carbon Exterior Package
Panoramic Moonroof
21" V-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Non-Runflat Tires
19" 6 Spoke 'Style 6010' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
19" 6 Spoke 'Style 6009' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
Front Undershield
22" Full Size Spare Wheel
20" 5 Split-Spoke 'Style 5095' Wheels W/Gloss Dark Grey & Contrast Diamond Turned Finish
Off-Road Tires
Satin Wrap
22" 5 Spoke 'Style 5098' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
Orange Recovery Loop
19" 5 Split-Spoke 'Style 6010' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
22" 5 Spoke 'Style 5098' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
Trailer Hitch W/Electrical Connector
20" 6 Spoke 'Style 6011' Wheels W/Gloss Black Finish
20" 6 Spoke 'Style 5094' Wheels W/Gloss Sparkle Silver Finish
19" Full Size Spare Wheel
Interior Options: 
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Mobility Kit
M Sport Seats
Heated Third Row
Activity Key
3-Zone Climate Control W/Chiller
16-Way Climate Front Row Seats
Loadspace Rails
Loadspace Partition Net
Front Jump Seat
Wi-Fi Enabled W/Data Plan
SiriusXM Satellite & HD Radio
Cabin Air Ionization
60/40 Load Through Heated Rear Seats W/Manual Slide, Recline And Center Armrest
Air Quality Sensor
60/40 Load Through Climate Rear Seats W/Manual Slide, Recline And Center Armres

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black/Black Merino w/Midrand Beige Contrast Stitching, premium leather Alcantara
#000000
Sakhir Orange/Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#CE4B36
Tartufo Extended Merino premium leather
#9D7866
Ivory White Extended Merino premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#000000
Merino w/Extended Contents Adelaide, premium leather
#585448
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching, leather
#DDD9D6
Adelaide Grey/Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#585448
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#000000
Vintage Tan/Ebony, premium leather
#8F6E4F