2021 Range Rover Sport vs BMW X5

Two paths diverge as you mull over your options for your next luxury SUV. Will you choose a vehicle that can conquer off-road trails, or one that promises sporty performance on the pavement? Can you possibly have both? As we compare the 2021 Range Rover Sport and 2021 BMW X5, you’ll find out.

Shoppers around New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana, know these SUVs have class. Now, it’s time to delve into the details of what they offer. Drop us a line at Land Rover New Orleans when you want to learn more!

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2021 Range Rover Sport vs BMW X5: Specs

Some ferocious engines under the hoods give the 2021 Range Rover Sport and BMW X5 the power to go far. Max out their output, and you’ll see just how fast you can move from 0 to 60 MPH. The X5 M50i kicks out 523 horsepower, while the Range Rover Sport SVR outshines it with 575 horsepower.

Both SUVs deliver a thrilling road performance. The electronic air suspension in the Range Rover Sport is designed to give you excellent poise and wheel articulation, while the SVR trim level’s Sport Suspension has been optimized to improve handling.

Meanwhile, the BMW X5 is known for its standard dynamic damper control and multiple suspension types. Like the competition from Range Rover, its handling goes unmatched!

Interior Features: My, What a Lavish Space

Handsome yet minimalist, the interiors of the 2021 BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport deliver on a promise of luxury. There’s a lot to look at, from high-end accents to leather seats (available on the BMW X5, and standard on the Range Rover Sport). Leather options in the Range Rover Sport include:

  • Grand Black
  • Dark Gray Oak
  • Shadow Zebrano

The Range Rover Sport has a huge advantage in infotainment with the InControl® Touch Pro™ Duo dual-screen system. You’ll have two 10-inch touchscreens standard on every trim level! In comparison, only a single screen is included with the BMW multimedia system. 

Leave the Pavement In the Rearview Mirror

Can luxury vehicles that look this nice really be trail ready? The BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport exude confidence in many situations, but the Range Rover Sport is a tour de force where the asphalt ends.

It comes standard with Terrain Response®, which includes five terrain modes that adjust the suspension and off-road systems to suit a range of landscapes. From sand to grass and gravel, you’ll be ready for all that comes your way in the Range Rover Sport. You won’t find a similar system in the BMW X5.

In fact, the X5 should really only be used on light trails. While it makes all-wheel drive available, it can’t compare to the standard 4-wheel drive (4WD) you’ll find on the Range Rover Sport.

Which Is Better: Range Rover Sport or BMW X5?

We hope you enjoyed this comparison! There’s no doubt the 2021 Range Rover Sport and 2021 BMW X5 have their respective niches. Drivers near the New Orleans and Metairie, LA, areas, may have a tough choice ahead.

If you want a capable off-roader with class, though, the Range Rover Sport rises above. Test it out for yourself here at Land Rover New Orleans. We’ll help you book your test drive online!