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Compare the2024 BMW X6VS 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2024 BMW X6
2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Safety

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In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the X6 are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The BMW X6 has standard driver and front passenger side knee airbags mounted low on the dashboard. These airbags helps prevent the driver and front passenger from sliding under their seatbelts or the main frontal airbags; this keeps them better positioned during a collision for maximum protection. Knee airbags also help keep the legs from striking the dashboard, preventing knee and leg injuries in the case of a serious frontal collision. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer knee airbags.

The X6 has a standard PostCrash iBrake, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The X6 offers an optional Active Park Distance Control that uses rear sensors to monitor for objects to the rear and automatically applies the brakes to prevent a collision. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer automatic braking for stationary objects directly to the rear.

Both the X6 and the Range Rover Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors and available around view monitors.

Warranty

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The X6’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the Range Rover Sport’s (12 vs. 6 years).

BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the X6 for 3 years and 36,000 miles. BMW will pay for oil changes, tire rotations, air filter replacements, cabin filter replacement, brake fluid replacement, inspections, and any other required maintenance. Land Rover doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Range Rover Sport.

There are over 77 percent more BMW dealers than there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the X6’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2023 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that BMW vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. With 11 fewer problems per 100 vehicles, JD Power ranks BMW higher than Land Rover.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2022 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW above average in long-term dependability. With 5 more problems per 100 vehicles in the first three years of ownership, Land Rover is rated below average.

Engine

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The X6 has more powerful engines than the Range Rover Sport:

Horsepower

Torque

X6 xDrive40i 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid

375 HP

398 lbs.-ft.

X6 M60i xDrive 4.4 turbo V8 hybrid

523 HP

553 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport P360 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cylinder hybrid

355 HP

369 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport P400 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cylinder hybrid

395 HP

406 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport P440e 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cylinder hybrid

434 HP

457 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the X6 gets better mileage than the Range Rover Sport running its gasoline engine:

MPG

X6

AWD

3.0 turbo 6-cyl. Hybrid

23 city/26 hwy

4.4 turbo V8 Hybrid

17 city/22 hwy

Range Rover Sport

AWD

P360 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cyl. Hybrid

19 city/26 hwy

P400 3.0 turbo/supercharged 6-cyl. Hybrid

18 city/26 hwy

4.4 turbo V8

16 city/21 hwy

The X6 has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Range Rover Sport P440e’s standard fuel tank (21.9 vs. 18.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Environmental Friendliness

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies the BMW X6 as an “Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle” (ULEV). The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is only certified to “Low Emissions Vehicle” (LEV) standards.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the X6 M60i xDrive M Sport’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Range Rover Sport:

X6 M60i xDrive M Sport

Range Rover Sport

Front Rotors

15.6 inches

14.9 inches

Rear Rotors

14.6 inches

13.9 inches

Tires and Wheels

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The X6’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 50 series tires. The X6’s optional 275/35R22 front and 315/30R22 rear tires have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile than the Range Rover Sport’s optional 45 series tires.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the X6 can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Chassis

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The X6 is 7.8 inches narrower than the Range Rover Sport, making the X6 easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The front grille of the X6 uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Cargo Capacity

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A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the X6. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that BMW service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks BMW 7th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 51% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Ergonomics

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If the windows are left open on the X6 the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Range Rover Sport can only close the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the X6 has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Manual rear side window sunshades are available in the X6 to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.

The X6’s Parking Assistant Plus can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling the transmission and speed with the brake pedal. With its available fully controlled system, the driver just activates it and it parks autonomously, starting, stopping and changing direction automatically. Optional Remote Parking will park and retrieve your car remotely: press a button and watch it park itself. This is ideal for tight locations. The Range Rover Sport’s automatic parking system does not offer parking by remote control.

Recommendations

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The BMW X6 outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Sport by 62% during 2022.

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