The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport and 2019 BMW X5 are two of the most formidable entries in the competitive luxury mid-size SUV segment. They are exceptionally well-built vehicles that deliver impressive performance, comfort, refinement, and feature content. If you are having trouble choosing between these two crossovers, you can make a better-informed decision by considering how they fare in different departments. Check out this detailed comparison between the 2019 Range Rover Sport and 2019 BMW X5.


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Whether you choose the base or optional engine, you will get more power from the 2019 Range Rover Sport. This SUV's standard 3.0-liter supercharged V-6  generates 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, while the BMW X5's base 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 only offers 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. If you go for the most powerful engine option, you will get a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 with an incredible 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque in the Land Rover and a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 with 456 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque in the BMW. 

The Range Rover Sport may be the better choice if you plan to use your new SUV to tow heavy objects. It has a maximum towing capacity of 7,716 pounds, while the BMW X5 can only lug up to 7,209 pounds. Additionally, all V-8-powered models of the Land Rover come with active sway bars. These sway bars help the SUV stay flat and controlled around turns, and they can disconnect at lower speeds to deliver a smoother ride and better off-road suspension articulation. 


The 2019 Range Rover Sport may also be a better vehicle for city driving because of its smaller dimensions. It is 2.2 inches shorter and 0.8 inch narrower than the BMW X5. As such, it may be easier to maneuver in tight spaces and parking lots. Also, the SUV's average track is 1.8 inches wider than that of its rival, which contributes to a more stable ride. To further improve stability and traction, it offers 22-inch wheels as an option. The largest wheels on the X5 are 20 inches. 

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If you are a tall person or have tall passengers, you will appreciate the Range Rover Sport's roomier cabin. It has 2.4 inches more legroom and 0.7 inch more shoulder room in the front row and 0.4 inch more headroom and 1.4 inches more shoulder room in the second row than the BMW X5. 

In addition, the Land Rover has a number of notable comfort and convenience features that you will not find in the BMW. These include a standard remote starting system that allows you start the engine and warm up the cabin from inside your home, optional ventilated second-row seats to keep your rear passengers comfortable on hot summer days, and an available 115-volt AC outlet for recharging your laptop or running small household appliances. 

If you want to know whether the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport can meet your expectations, do not hesitate to arrange a test drive.     

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