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BMW X3 vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW X3 vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $55,165

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $9,930

Lowest Total Invoice: $52,726

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $8,509

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelX3Explorer
TrimM40iPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $54,300 $53,940
Base Invoice $51,180 $51,512
Executive Tier 2,500  
Premium Tier 2,950  
Driving Assistance Package 900  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550  
Class III trailer hitch 550  
Temporary spare tire 150  
Apple CarPlay support 300  
Heated second row seats 350  
Cooled or ventilated front seats 350  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200  
Cargo mat   100
Cargo cover   130
Executive Tier 2,345  
Premium Tier 2,715  
Driving Assistance Package 830  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505  
Class III trailer hitch 505  
Temporary spare tire 140  
Apple CarPlay support 275  
Heated second row seats 320  
Cooled or ventilated front seats 320  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,105  
Cargo mat   95
Cargo cover   124
Options (change) 9,800 230
Options (change) 9,060 219
Destination 995 995
Total Price $65,095 $55,165
Total Invoice $61,235 $52,726

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW X3 vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $10,860
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $9,398
Model Year20182018
ModelX3Explorer
TrimM40iPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine355hp I6365hp V6
TransmissionT8T6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG16/22 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 12500, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/50-19255/50-20
Total Price$65,095$55,165
Adjustments for Features0-930
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$65,095$54,235
Total Invoice$61,235$52,726
Adjustments for Features0-889
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$61,235$51,837

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Features Comparison: BMW X3 vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182018
ModelX3Explorer
TrimM40iPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet $100
Active noise reduction $0
Adaptive cruise control $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000 
Keyless entry keypad $50
Power-adjustable pedals $125
Remote climate control $25
Remote start $150
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25
Around view cameras$500 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Curve control $50
Inflatable rear seat belts $200
Knee airbag, passenger $100
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200
Pedestrian detection$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rearview camera $200
Rollover sensor $50
Safety key $5
Side curtain airbags$350 
Side curtain airbags, three rows $500
Terrain selector $200
Tires, run-flat$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100 
Trailer sway control $25
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo area rails w/tie downs$50 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125 
Trailering equipment (7 wire) $150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $100
Automatic air recirculation$100 
DVD-compatible player$0 
Gesture control system$100 
Handwriting recognition$200 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
In-vehicle Internet$150 
Media drive$15 
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250 
Rear air vents with manual controls $150
Rear HVAC unit $400
S Voice support$0 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
Surround sound $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Voice recorder$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0 
Bodyside cladding$350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Rear bumper protector $40
Sport rocker panels (optional)$0 
Tow hook(s), front $40
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass $0
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
LED headlights$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150 
Launch control$100 
Raised top speed limiter$0 
Regenerative braking$0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Leather door panel trim $250
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Massage, driver seat $100
Massage, passenger seat $100
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power-stowing third row seats $1000
Tailgating position, third row seats $50
Upholstered instrument panel$300 
Upholstered instrument panel, leather $1000
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200 
Machined alloy wheels $350
Total Value of Features$10,680$11,610
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$930
Value of Feature Adjustments0-889

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Specifications Comparison: BMW X3 vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182018
ModelX3Explorer
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.8 in112.6 in
Length185.9 in198.3 in
Width74.4 in78.9 in
Height66.0 in70.0 in
Curb Weight4,230 lb.4,890 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.7 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.1 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.5 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom40.3 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.0 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in56.8 in
Row 2 Legroom36.4 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
28.7 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
28.743.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
62.7 ft381.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW X3 M40i

Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Gesture control system100No
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested180082%
Total Not Requested40018%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
245/50WR19 tires400No
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested110050%
Total Not Requested111550%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested70074%
Total Not Requested25026%

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