BMW X5 vs Toyota Land Cruiser Comparison

bmw x5 vs land cruiser comparison

Toyota and BMW are so famous for manufacturing luxury vehicles in different forms and sizes, and both BMW and Toyota have the most comparable but different models, the same as BMW X5 and Land Cruiser. BMW and Toyota have many models with similar functionalities but differing in other aspects such as the BMW X5 and the Toyota Land Cruiser. We will review the BMW X5 and the Toyota Land Cruiser by comparing their engine, interior, exterior, practicality, and other factors. The BMW X5 and Toyota Land Cruiser are both SUVs that can be very difficult to advise one over the other—or which one you should buy!.

Our review of the BMW X5 vs Toyota Land Cruiser will be based on the design, interior, exterior, safety, styling, and features.

N.B: Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD prices as of July 2022.

 BMW X5Land Cruiser
Capacity/Doors5 seater/5 door5 - 8 seats/ 5 door
Torque400Nm - 750 Nm427 Nm - 544 Nm
Top Speed250 Kph210 Kph
0-100 km/h3.8 sec – 3.9 sec7.1 sec - 12.8 sec
Max Power184 hp – 575 hp381 hp - 437 hp
Engine2.0L – 4.4L3.4L – 3.5L
Fuel Tank Capacity83L100L 
Key FeaturesBuilt-in Monitor, Sunroof, Power

Windows, Stability control,

Front-impact airbags,

Side-impact airbags, Overhead

airbags, Knee airbags,

Pretensioners
Heated/Ventilated Front

Seats, Moonroof, Three-Zone

Climate Control, Rear-Seat

Controls
Fuel Consumption9.8 km/l - 10.6 km/l7.5 km/l - 11.2km/l
Length x Width x Height4.93×2.00×1.74 m4.98×1.98×1.92 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 3,100 – 70,020USD 13,520 - 172,520

Interior & Exterior Comparison

BMW X5

The BMW X5 is the first SUV from the Bavarian car-maker that first made its appearance in 1999. From the second generation to the present BMW X5 received many improvements and upgrading including an AWD system that was paired to an automatic transmission. From 2013 to 2018 the third generation appeared, with huge upgrades, improvements, and incorporation of the latest technological features. Now BMW X5 is in its fourth generation.

(a) Cabin Storage

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The BMW X5 is a 5-door/5-seater luxury SUV that is roomy with enough head and legroom, and capable of accommodating 5 tall adults comfortably without any stress. Inside the BMW X5, you will find a number of advanced features suitable for its status. The front seats are 16-way power-adjustable with memory settings for the driver’s seat. Other standard features include heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and synthetic leather upholstery.

Other features found inside BMW X5 include front and back cup holders, a navigation system, a built-in system monitor, power control for the tailgate, all-power windows, and a smart device integration system.

 (b) Cargo Space

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Behind the 2nd-row seats, the BMW X5 has a boot space of 1,076L. The second-row seats can easily split-fold to unleash the maximum 2,152L boot. There is also a storage area beneath the cargo space that can be used to hide items far from the eyes of passersby.

Exterior

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The latest BMW X5’s exterior is eye-catching. Any car enthusiast will be amused at how good-looking the vehicle is. 

Toyota Land Cruiser

The Toyota Land Cruiser also known as “the LC” is a series of 4WD and full capability SUV vehicles produced by Toyota. Since 1951 Toyota Land Cruiser has been in production, with the 1st generation known as BJ and FJ later on followed by J20/J30, J40, J70, J50, J60, J80, J100, J200, and now we are on J300. Toyota Land Cruiser has been produced in a cab chassis and convertible, station wagon, and hardtop body styles.

The Land Cruiser‘s longevity and reliability have led to its massive popularity and it is the best-selling body-on-frame, 4WD vehicle, especially in Australia.

(a) Cabin Storage

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Depending on the model, the interior of the Land Cruiser changes but the new model has a cockpit look that has a modern style, and a well-design cluster with an advanced infotainment system. The overall cabin is roomy and gorgeous which offers more luxury and comfort when cruising whether on-road or off-road.

There are numerous storage facilities for storing items such as smartphones, beverages, handbags, and goggles inside the cabin. In the driver’s and passenger rows, you will find a center box, a glove box, door panel storage, and 2 cup holders, and in the back row, you will find a front seat jacket pocket and a door storage panel.

 (b) Cargo Space

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Behind its 3rd – row the Land Cruiser offers 455L of cargo space, with the 3rd – row folded 1,172L, and with all back seats folded makes 2,344L. That’s classic for a luxury large SUV like the Land Cruiser.

Exterior

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The Land Cruiser’s exterior looks different in each generation but the latest series or model has a superb exterior looking that’s attractive compared to the preceding generation. With a front grille attached well to the front bumper, the front look appearance offers a greater look and is well-designed.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

BMW X5

(a) Engine & Performance

bmw x5 black engine

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The BMW X5‘s latest generation is powered by several engine options such as 2.0L turbo I4, 3.0L Turbo I6, 3.0L turbo PHEV I6, 4.4L twin-turbo V8, twin-turbo 4.4L V8 petrol engines, 2.0L turbo I4, 3.0L turbo I6, and quad-turbo 3.0L I6 diesel engines. These engines are paired to an 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic transmission.

BMW X5 M and X5 M Competition are powered by a twin-turbo 4.4L V8. The X5 M generates a maximum power output of 600 hp and in 3.9 seconds accelerates from 0–100 km/h while the X5 M Competition produces a maximum power output of 617 hp and in 3.8 seconds accelerates to 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph). 

(b) Fuel Consumption

The BMW X5 has an average fuel consumption range of 10.6 km/l.

Toyota Land Cruiser

(a) Engine & Performance

toyota land cruiser black engine

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The LC J200 series is powered by a 4.0L 1GR-FE V6, 4.6L 1UR-FE V8, 4.7L 2UZ-FE V8, 5.7L 3UR-FE V8 petrol engine, and 4.5L 1VD-FTV turbocharged V8 diesel engine. These engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic, 8-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic, or 5-speed manual.

But the new Land Cruiser J300 series comes fitted with only three engine sizes available both in diesel and petrol such engines are 1GR-FE 4.0L (GRJ300), V35A-FTS 3.4L twin-turbo V6 (VJA300) petrol engine, and F33A-FTV 3.3L twin-turbo V6 (FJA300) diesel engine. All these engines are V6 engine configurations only. These engines are paired to a 6-speed automatic for a 1GR-FE 4.0L (GRJ300), or a 10-speed AWR10L65 automatic for a 3.4L VJA300/3.3L FJA300.

(b) Fuel Consumption

The Land Cruiser‘s fuel consumption is around 7.5 km/L to 11.2km/L but depending on the model and year of manufacture.

Final Verdict

BMW and Toyota are at top of automobile makers who manufacture very nice and good-looking cars that are going anywhere without limitation. The X5 and the LC are those models that are countless in almost every aspect, The Land Cruiser is better in comfortability and luxury while the BMW X5 is better in fuel consumption.

In terms of space, the Land Cruiser has a roomy interior and advanced technology inside with more features than X5 but both models are well in speed.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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