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BMW 3-Series vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 3-Series vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $47,150

Ford Explorer Limited   
Difference: $9,335

Lowest Total Invoice: $45,052

Ford Explorer Limited   
Difference: $8,113

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2018201820182018
Model3-Series3-SeriesExplorerExplorer
Trim328d330iLimitedPlatinum
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $45,950 $44,450 $42,090 $53,940
Base Invoice $43,415 $42,020 $40,196 $51,512
Luxury Design 0 0    
Convenience Tier 850 850    
Obstacle detection, rear 600 600    
Executive Tier 3,100 3,100    
Premium Tier 2,900 2,900    
Driving Assistance Package 500 500    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550    
Heated steering wheel 190 190    
Blind spot warning system 500 500    
Apple CarPlay support 300 300    
Heated second row seats 350 350    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200    
Package 301A     2,240  
Panoramic sunroof     1,695  
Cargo cover     130 130
Luxury Design 0 0    
Convenience Tier 780 780    
Obstacle detection, rear 550 550    
Executive Tier 2,850 2,850    
Premium Tier 2,670 2,670    
Driving Assistance Package 460 460    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 505    
Heated steering wheel 175 175    
Blind spot warning system 460 460    
Apple CarPlay support 275 275    
Heated second row seats 320 320    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,105 1,105    
Package 301A     2,127  
Panoramic sunroof     1,610  
Cargo cover     124 124
Options (change) 11,040 11,040 4,065 130
Options (change) 10,150 10,150 3,861 124
Destination 995 995 995 995
Total Price $57,985 $56,485 $47,150 $55,065
Total Invoice $54,560 $53,165 $45,052 $52,631

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $8,035
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $6,889
Model Year2018201820182018
Model3-Series3-SeriesExplorerExplorer
Trim328d330iLimitedPlatinum
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine180hp I4 D248hp I4280hp I4365hp V6
TransmissionT8T8T6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDFWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 9205, 9390, 12500, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/50-17225/50-17255/50-20255/50-20
Total Price$57,985$56,485$47,150$55,065
Adjustments for Features-1,200-1,3000-4,465
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$56,785$55,185$47,150$50,600
Cost Above Minimum$1,600$0$0$3,450
Total Invoice$54,560$53,165$45,052$52,631
Adjustments for Features-1,129-1,2240-4,268
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$53,431$51,941$45,052$48,363
Cost Above Minimum$1,490$0$0$3,311

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year2018201820182018
Model3-Series3-SeriesExplorerExplorer
Trim328d330iLimitedPlatinum
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700 $1700
FWD  $0 
Accessories 
AC power outlet  $100$100
Active noise reduction   $0
Adaptive cruise control  $750$750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000  
Keyless entry keypad  $50$50
Power liftgate  $350$350
Power-adjustable pedals   $125
Remote climate control  $25$25
Remote start  $150$150
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250$250  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power  $350$350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist  $25$25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0  
Around view cameras$500$500  
Automatic braking, low-speed$200$200  
Cross-traffic warning, rear  $100$100
Curve control  $50$50
Hill descent control$250$250 $250
Inflatable rear seat belts  $200$200
Knee airbag, driver$100$100  
Lane departure prevention, steering-based  $200$200
Pedestrian detection$50$50  
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system  $100$100
Rearview camera  $200$200
Rollover sensor  $50$50
Safety key  $5$5
Side curtain airbags$350$350  
Side curtain airbags, three rows  $500$500
Temporary spare tire  $150$150
Terrain selector   $200
Tires, run-flat$150$150  
Trailer sway control  $25$25
Vehicle health reports  $0$0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50$50  
Cargo area partition net$40$40  
Class III trailer hitch   $250
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150$150  
Overhead sunglass holder  $25$25
Trailering equipment (7 wire)   $150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support  $100$100
Automatic air recirculation$100$100  
DVD-compatible player$0$0  
Handwriting recognition$200$200  
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15$15  
In-vehicle Internet$150$150  
Media drive$15$15  
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0  
Rear HVAC unit  $400$400
Residual heat$50$50  
S Voice support$0$0  
Satellite radio  $200$200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250  
SMS text-to-speech reader  $25$25
Surround sound  $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300  
Wi-Fi hotspot  $50$50
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)  $250$250
Deep-tinted rear windows  $275$275
Rear bumper protector  $40$40
Tow hook(s), front   $40
Wheel-lip moldings  $75$75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Head-up display (HUD)$350$350  
LED headlights$1000$1000  
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only  $750$750
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25  
Steering-linked headlights$150$150  
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150$150  
Launch control $100  
Regenerative braking$0$0  
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100 $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats  $300$300
Door sill trim plates$100$100$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates   $200
Leather door panel trim   $250
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150 
Manual recliner, second row seats  $75$75
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50  
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50  
Massage, driver seat  $100$100
Massage, passenger seat  $100$100
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100  
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100  
Power-stowing third row seats  $1000$1000
Tailgating position, third row seats  $50$50
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   $1000
Wood trim$300$300 $300
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel   $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350$350$350 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200  
Machined alloy wheels   $350
Sport suspension (upgrade)   $0
Total Value of Features$10,345$10,445$9,145$13,610
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,200$1,300$0$4,465
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,129-1,2240-4,268

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesExplorer
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Wheelbase110.6 in112.6 in
Length182.0 in198.3 in
Width71.3 in78.9 in
Height56.3 in70.0 in
Curb Weight3,663 lb.4,458 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.4 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom38.3 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in56.8 in
Row 2 Legroom35.0 in39.5 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in37.8 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in50.8 in
Row 3 Hip Room0.0 in40.7 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in33.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
17.5 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
17.543.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
53.0 ft381.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 328d

Luxury Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Roof rails250Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)25Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Total Requested275100%
Total Not Requested00%
Convenience Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested65072%
Total Not Requested25028%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested200082%
Total Not Requested45018%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested100058%
Total Not Requested71542%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40062%
Total Not Requested25038%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330i

Luxury Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Roof rails250Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)25Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Total Requested275100%
Total Not Requested00%
Convenience Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested65072%
Total Not Requested25028%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested200082%
Total Not Requested45018%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested100058%
Total Not Requested71542%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40062%
Total Not Requested25038%

Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Package 301A
FeatureValueRequested?
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Inflatable rear seat belts200No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200No
Total Requested217573%
Total Not Requested80027%

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