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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: $57,060

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $13,485

Lowest Total Invoice: $54,526

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $10,974

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20152015201520152018
ModelX5X5X5X5Explorer
TrimsDrive35ixDrive35ixDrive35dxDrive50iPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $53,900 $56,200 $57,700 $70,100 $53,940
Base Invoice $50,270 $52,385 $53,765 $65,170 $51,512
Third-row seat 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700  
Premium Package 2,550 2,550 2,550    
Cold Weather Package 550 550 550 550  
LED headlights 1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200  
Driver Assistance Plus 1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900  
Driver Assistance Package 1,400 1,400 1,400    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550 550    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 1,995
Semi-automated parking system 500 500 500 500  
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 1,200 1,200 1,200    
Executive Package       4,600  
Cooled or ventilated front seats       500  
Cargo cover         130
Third-row seat 1,545 1,545 1,545 1,545  
Premium Package 2,320 2,320 2,320    
Cold Weather Package 500 500 500 500  
LED headlights 1,730 1,730 1,730 1,730  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,090 1,090 1,090 1,090  
Driver Assistance Plus 1,730 1,730 1,730 1,730  
Driver Assistance Package 1,275 1,275 1,275    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 500 500 500    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 1,895
Semi-automated parking system 455 455 455 455  
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 1,090 1,090 1,090    
Executive Package       4,185  
Cooled or ventilated front seats       455  
Cargo cover         124
Options (change) 15,650 15,650 15,650 15,050 2,125
Options (change) 14,235 14,235 14,235 13,690 2,019
Destination 995 995 995 995 995
Total Price $70,545 $72,845 $74,345 $86,145 $57,060
Total Invoice $65,500 $67,615 $68,995 $79,855 $54,526

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $15,440
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $12,842
Model Year20152015201520152018
ModelX5X5X5X5Explorer
TrimsDrive35ixDrive35ixDrive35dxDrive50iPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine300hp I6300hp I6255hp I6 D445hp V8365hp V6
TransmissionT8T8T8T8T6
DrivetrainRWDAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 10205, 10205, 10600, 16500, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/55-18255/55-18255/55-18255/55-18255/50-20
Total Price$70,545$72,845$74,345$86,145$57,060
Adjustments for Features0-1,950-1,950-3,675-1,955
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$70,545$70,895$72,395$82,470$55,105
Cost Above Minimum$0$350$1,850$11,925$0
Total Invoice$65,500$67,615$68,995$79,855$54,526
Adjustments for Features0-1,810-1,810-3,407-1,868
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$65,500$65,805$67,185$76,448$52,658
Cost Above Minimum$0$305$1,685$10,948$0

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Features Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20152015201520152018
ModelX5X5X5X5Explorer
TrimsDrive35ixDrive35ixDrive35dxDrive50iPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300$1300$1300 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic    $1100
RWD$0    
AWD $1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet    $100
Active noise reduction    $0
Adaptive cruise control    $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000$1000$1000 
Keyless entry keypad    $50
Power door closers   $300 
Power-adjustable pedals    $125
Remote climate control    $25
Remote start    $150
Sunshades, second row   $125 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist    $25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0$0$0 
Around view cameras$500$500$500$500 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200$200$200$200 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200$200$200$200 
Cross-traffic warning, rear    $100
Curve control    $50
Driver drowsiness monitor$150$150$150$150 
Hill descent control $250$250$250$250
Inflatable rear seat belts    $200
Knee airbag, passenger    $100
Lane departure collision mitigation$50$50$50$50 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based    $200
Pedestrian detection$50$50$50$50 
Rearview camera    $200
Safety key    $5
Side curtain airbags$350$350$350$350 
Side curtain airbags, three rows    $500
Temporary spare tire    $150
Terrain selector    $200
Tires, run-flat$150$150$150$150 
Trailer sway control    $25
Vehicle health reports    $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo area rails w/tie downs$50$50$50$50 
Class III trailer hitch    $250
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150$150$150$150 
Overhead sunglass holder    $25
Trailering equipment (7 wire)    $150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity    $50
Android Auto support    $100
Apple CarPlay support    $100
Automatic air recirculation$100$100$100$100 
DVD-compatible player$0$0$0$0 
Handwriting recognition$200$200$200$200 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15$15$15$15 
In-vehicle Internet$150$150$150$150 
Media drive$15$15$15$15 
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250$250$250$250 
Rear air vents with manual controls    $150
Rear dual-zone climate control$125$125$125$125 
Rear HVAC unit    $400
Residual heat$50$50$50$50 
S Voice support$0$0$0$0 
Satellite radio    $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250$250$250 
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader    $25
Surround sound   $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300$300$300 
Wi-Fi hotspot    $50
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)    $250
Rear bumper protector    $40
Tow hook(s), front    $40
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75$75$75$75 
Compass    $0
Cornering lights$50$50$50$50 
Head-up display (HUD)$350$350$350$350 
Headlight washers$50$50$50$50 
Interior ambient lighting    $150
Interior ambient lighting, configurable$150$150$150$150 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display    $250
LED headlights$1000$1000$1000$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only    $750
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25$25$25 
Steering-linked headlights$150$150$150$150 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150$150$150$150 
Regenerative braking$0$0$0$0 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls    $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Ceramic controls   $0 
Cooled or ventilated front seats   $300$300
Folding third row seats$600$600$600$600 
Illuminated door sill trim plates    $200
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats$200$200$200$200 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150$150 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75$75$75$75 
Massage, driver seat    $100
Massage, passenger seat    $100
Memory system, passenger seat   $150 
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50$50 
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50$50 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat   $100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat   $100 
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat   $100 
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat   $100 
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat   $100 
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat   $100 
Power-stowing third row seats    $1000
Tailgating position, third row seats    $50
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel    $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350$350$350$350 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200$200$200 
Machined alloy wheels    $350
Rear air springs, auto-leveling$350$350$350$350 
Sport suspension (upgrade)    $0
Total Value of Features$9,630$11,580$11,580$13,305$11,585
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,950$1,950$3,675$1,955
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,810-1,810-3,407-1,868

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Specifications Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20152018
ModelX5Explorer
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase115.5 in112.6 in
Length193.2 in198.3 in
Width76.3 in78.9 in
Height69.4 in70.0 in
Curb Weight4,681 lb.4,458 lb.
Fuel Capacity22.4 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.5 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room60.5 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom40.4 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom38.8 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room58.3 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,
Minimum
22.9 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
22.943.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
66.0 ft381.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW X5 sDrive35i

Third-row seat
FeatureValueRequested?
Rear air springs, auto-leveling350No
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench100Yes
Folding third row seats600Yes
Rear air vents with manual controls50Yes
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats200No
Manual recliner, second row seats75Yes
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats75No
Total Requested82557%
Total Not Requested62543%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Rear air vents with automatic controls100No
Proximity key250Yes
Rear dual-zone climate control125No
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested150076%
Total Not Requested47524%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Headlight washers50No
Total Requested30086%
Total Not Requested5014%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested75050%
Total Not Requested75050%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Total Requested20036%
Total Not Requested35064%

Option Package Details
BMW X5 xDrive35i

Third-row seat
FeatureValueRequested?
Rear air springs, auto-leveling350No
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench100Yes
Folding third row seats600Yes
Rear air vents with manual controls50Yes
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats200No
Manual recliner, second row seats75Yes
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats75No
Total Requested82557%
Total Not Requested62543%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Rear air vents with automatic controls100No
Proximity key250Yes
Rear dual-zone climate control125No
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested150076%
Total Not Requested47524%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Headlight washers50No
Total Requested30086%
Total Not Requested5014%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested75050%
Total Not Requested75050%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Total Requested20036%
Total Not Requested35064%

Option Package Details
BMW X5 xDrive35d

Third-row seat
FeatureValueRequested?
Rear air springs, auto-leveling350No
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench100Yes
Folding third row seats600Yes
Rear air vents with manual controls50Yes
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats200No
Manual recliner, second row seats75Yes
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats75No
Total Requested82557%
Total Not Requested62543%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Rear air vents with automatic controls100No
Proximity key250Yes
Rear dual-zone climate control125No
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested150076%
Total Not Requested47524%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Headlight washers50No
Total Requested30086%
Total Not Requested5014%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested75050%
Total Not Requested75050%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Total Requested20036%
Total Not Requested35064%

Option Package Details
BMW X5 xDrive50i

Third-row seat
FeatureValueRequested?
Rear air springs, auto-leveling350No
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench100Yes
Folding third row seats600Yes
Rear air vents with manual controls50Yes
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats200No
Manual recliner, second row seats75Yes
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats75No
Total Requested82557%
Total Not Requested62543%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Headlight washers50No
Total Requested30086%
Total Not Requested5014%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested75050%
Total Not Requested75050%
Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshades, second row125No
Power door closers300No
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Surround sound250Yes
Upholstered instrument panel, leather1000Yes
Ceramic controls0No
Harman/Kardon, 600W, 16 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Rear air vents with automatic controls100No
Rear dual-zone climate control125No
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Total Requested125044%
Total Not Requested160056%

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