2011 Land Rover
Range Rover Sport Supercharged
vs. 2012 BMW
X5 xDrive35i

2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged

9.7

starting from

$75,395

Reasons to buy the Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged

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Quite powerful
510 HP @ 6,000 RPM
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Very sporty performance
11.4 lb/hp
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Moon roof
Standard
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i

9.1

Runner-up

BMW X5 xDrive35i

starting from

$48,075
"The eight-speed automatic produces the sort of smooth shifts and quick responses you'd expect"
edmunds.com | talking about the X5's transmission
"The X5 has always put a premium on its handling, however, and for 2011 that doesn't change."
edmunds.com | talking about the X5's handling

Reasons to buy the BMW X5 xDrive35i

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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.3"
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Power outlets
Standard
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Average highway fuel efficiency
23 mpg
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Quite expensive
$48,075
Entertainment System 8.0 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Winner: Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Range Rover Sport Supercharged's satellite radio
  • The Range Rover Sport Supercharged's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Range Rover Sport Supercharged; but it's not available at all on the X5 xDrive35i
Cost 10.0 vs 8.4
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i Winner: X5 xDrive35i
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  • The best price we've seen is $27,320 cheaper (around 40% less), $48,075 vs $75,395
  • Gets more than 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 16 mpg vs 12 mpg
Luxury Features 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Winner: Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Range Rover Sport Supercharged's standard sun roof
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Range Rover Sport Supercharged
Performance 9.1 vs 10.0
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Winner: Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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  • 70% more powerful, 510 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 300 HP @ 5,800 RPM
  • The Range Rover Sport Supercharged's power-to-weight ratio is more than 30% better, providing a sportier ride, 11.4 lb/hp vs 16.5 lb/hp
  • Four-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, four-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • The Range Rover Sport Supercharged's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the X5 xDrive35i
  • Limited number of cupholders
Overall 9.1 vs 9.7

Entertainment System

BMW
X5 xDrive35i
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Land Rover
Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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Number of speakers 10 vs 9 More speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Range Rover Sport Supercharged's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The Range Rover Sport Supercharged has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Range Rover Sport Supercharged; but it's not available at all on the X5 xDrive35i

Cost

BMW
X5 xDrive35i
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Land Rover
Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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MSRP $48,075 vs $75,395 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 12 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Longer basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Luxury Features

BMW
X5 xDrive35i
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Land Rover
Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Range Rover Sport Supercharged's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Standard Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Range Rover Sport Supercharged

Performance

BMW
X5 xDrive35i
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Land Rover
Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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Horsepower 300 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 510 HP @ 6,000 RPM Both the Range Rover Sport Supercharged and X5 xDrive35i are quite powerful
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Number of gears 8 vs 6 Both have more gears, but the X5 xDrive35i in particular has a wide number
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Standard Both come standard with paddle shifters
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs Supercharger Both have an air compressor, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.5 lb/hp vs 11.4 lb/hp The Range Rover Sport Supercharged is a very sporty car, while the X5 xDrive35i is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Range Rover Sport Supercharged's drivetrain is better for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 42.0 ft vs 37.8 ft The Range Rover Sport Supercharged is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the X5 xDrive35i is quite bad

Safety Features

BMW
X5 xDrive35i
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Land Rover
Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system BMW Assist vs None

Crash Test Ratings

BMW
X5 xDrive35i
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Land Rover
Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

BMW
X5 xDrive35i
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Land Rover
Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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0-60 mph 6.4 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 130 ft vs 131 ft The X5 xDrive35i has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Range Rover Sport Supercharged is just OK
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1/4 mile 14.7 s @ 92 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

BMW
X5 xDrive35i
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i
2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Land Rover
Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The X5 xDrive35i has lots of passenger seats and the Range Rover Sport Supercharged is OK, too
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Cargo space 75.2 ft3 vs 71.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats Unknown vs 55.5 ft3
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Base payload capacity 1290 lb vs 1126 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The X5 xDrive35i's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Range Rover Sport Supercharged
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navigation system Optional vs Standard The Range Rover Sport Supercharged's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the X5 xDrive35i
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

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