BMW X5 BMW X5 2008 Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2018

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BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $49,650

Ford Explorer Limited   
Difference: $17,320

Lowest Total Invoice: $47,439

Ford Explorer Limited   
Difference: $14,306

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20082018
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $54,800 $42,090
Base Invoice $50,595 $40,196
Third-row seat 1,200  
Technology Package 2,600  
Premium Package 1,850  
iPod integration 400  
Running boards 300 595
Proximity key 1,000  
Heated front seats 500  
Power liftgate 500  
Heated second row seats 350  
HD radio 350  
Entertainment system, console-mounted 1,700  
Satellite radio - one year subscription 595  
AWD   2,150
Cargo cover   130
Panoramic sunroof   1,695
3.5L V6   0
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,995
Third-row seat 1,090  
Technology Package 2,365  
Premium Package 1,685  
iPod integration 365  
Running boards 275 565
Proximity key 910  
Heated front seats 455  
Power liftgate 455  
Heated second row seats 320  
HD radio 320  
Entertainment system, console-mounted 1,545  
Satellite radio - one year subscription 540  
AWD   2,054
Cargo cover   124
Panoramic sunroof   1,610
3.5L V6   0
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,895
Options (change) 11,345 6,565
Options (change) 10,325 6,248
Destination 825 995
Total Price $66,970 $49,650
Total Invoice $61,745 $47,439

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $19,075
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $15,983
Model Year20082018
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine350hp V8290hp V6
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)14/19 MPG16/23 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 10390, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/55-18255/50-20
Total Price$66,970$49,650
Adjustments for Features0-1,755
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$66,970$47,895
Total Invoice$61,745$47,439
Adjustments for Features0-1,677
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$61,745$45,762

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Features Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20082018
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
AC power outlet $100
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100
Heated steering wheel $100
Keyless entry keypad $50
Remote app $25
Remote climate control $25
Remote start $150
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Curve control $50
Knee airbag, passenger $100
Safety key $5
Side curtain airbags$350 
Side curtain airbags, three rows $500
Terrain selector $200
Tires, run-flat$150 
Trailer sway control $25
Vehicle health reports $0
Wide-view front camera $150
Cargo Management 
Cargo area partition net$40 
Cargo area rails w/tie downs$50 
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50
Android Auto support $100
App support $100
Apple CarPlay support $100
Automatic air recirculation$100 
Bluetooth audio streaming $25
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens $1200
Entertainment system, console-mounted$1000 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
iPod integration$100 
Rain-sensing wipers$175 
Rear HVAC unit $400
Residual heat$50 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
SMS text-to-speech reader $25
Surround sound $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
USB port $100
Variable intermittent wipers $75
Voice control for external devices $0
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Body kit (gray/black)$0 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Bodyside moldings$75 
Deep-tinted rear windows $275
Rear bumper protector $40
Tow hook(s), front $40
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Cornering lights$50 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Spotter mirror(s) $50
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300
Door sill trim plates $100
Folding third row seats$600 
Leather door panel trim$250 
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats$200 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150 
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat$50 
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power-stowing third row seats $1000
Tailgating position, third row seats $50
Wood trim$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Rear air springs, auto-leveling$350 
Total Value of Features$8,680$10,435
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,755
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,677

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Specifications Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20082018
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase115.5 in112.6 in
Length191.1 in198.3 in
Width76.1 in78.9 in
Height69.5 in70.0 in
Curb Weight5,335 lb.4,633 lb.
Fuel Capacity23.0 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.3 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room60.0 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom40.0 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom39.0 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room58.0 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in56.8 in
Row 2 Legroom36.6 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,
7.1 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
21.9 ft343.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
61.8 ft381.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW X5 4.8i

Third-row seat
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench100Yes
Folding third row seats600Yes
Rear air vents with manual controls50Yes
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats200No
Total Requested75079%
Total Not Requested20021%
Technology Package
Navigation system600Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested1425100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300No
Bluetooth cell phone link100Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Cargo area rails w/tie downs50No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Cargo area partition net40No
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Total Requested55040%
Total Not Requested84060%

Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Tow hook(s), front40No
Hill descent control250Yes
Terrain selector200No
Total Requested25051%
Total Not Requested24049%

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