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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: $46,905

Ford Explorer Limited   
Difference: $21,690

Lowest Total Invoice: $43,085

Ford Explorer Limited   
Difference: $21,360

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018201820182012
ModelX5X5X5X5Explorer
TrimsDrive35ixDrive35ixDrive35dxDrive50iLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $56,950 $59,250 $60,750 $73,800 $37,855
Base Invoice $53,645 $55,785 $57,180 $69,315 $35,268
Third-row seat 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700  
Leather seating surfaces 1,450 1,450 1,450    
Premium Tier 1,150 1,150 1,150    
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200  
Driving Assistance Package 1,700 1,700 1,700    
Parking Assistance Package 700 700 700    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550 550    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 1,995
M Sport Design       4,450  
Package 302A / 303A         4,500
Panoramic sunroof         1,595
Cargo cover         135
Third-row seat 1,565 1,565 1,565 1,565  
Leather seating surfaces 1,335 1,335 1,335    
Premium Tier 1,060 1,060 1,060    
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,105 1,105 1,105 1,105  
Driving Assistance Package 1,565 1,565 1,565    
Parking Assistance Package 645 645 645    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 505 505    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 2,025 2,025 2,025 2,025 1,696
M Sport Design       4,095  
Package 302A / 303A         3,825
Panoramic sunroof         1,356
Cargo cover         115
Options (change) 10,650 10,650 10,650 9,550 8,225
Options (change) 9,805 9,805 9,805 8,790 6,992
Destination 995 995 995 995 825
Total Price $68,595 $70,895 $72,395 $84,345 $46,905
Total Invoice $64,445 $66,585 $67,980 $79,100 $43,085

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $18,615
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $18,471
Model Year20182018201820182012
ModelX5X5X5X5Explorer
TrimsDrive35ixDrive35ixDrive35dxDrive50iLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine300hp I6300hp I6255hp I6 D445hp V8290hp V6
TransmissionT8T8T8T8T6
DrivetrainRWDAWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 10205, 10205, 10600, 16390, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-19255/50-19255/50-19255/50-19255/50-20
Total Price$68,595$70,895$72,395$84,345$46,905
Adjustments for Features-3,075-5,025-5,025-5,8750
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$65,520$65,870$67,370$78,470$46,905
Cost Above Minimum$0$350$1,850$12,950$0
Total Invoice$64,445$66,585$67,980$79,100$43,085
Adjustments for Features-2,889-4,720-4,719-5,5100
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$61,556$61,865$63,261$73,590$43,085
Cost Above Minimum$0$309$1,705$12,034$0

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Features Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182018201820182012
ModelX5X5X5X5Explorer
TrimsDrive35ixDrive35ixDrive35dxDrive50iLimited
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 
FWD    $0
Accessories 
AC power outlet    $100
Adaptive cruise control    $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000$1000$1000 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100$100$100$100 
Heated steering wheel   $100 
Keyless entry keypad    $50
Power-adjustable pedals    $125
Remote app$25$25$25$25 
Remote start    $150
Remote window/roof operation$15$15$15$15 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual    $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350$350$350$350 
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 
Inflatable rear seat belts    $200
Lane departure warning$200$200$200$200 
Obstacle detection, front$200$200$200$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
Tires, run-flat$150$150$150$150 
Trailer sway control    $25
Vehicle health reports    $0
Wide-view front camera$150$150$150$150 
Cargo Management 
Cargo area rails w/tie downs$50$50$50$50 
Cargo net    $40
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150$150$150$150 
Overhead sunglass holder    $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50$50$50 
App support$100$100$100$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 
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0$0$0 
Navigation, turn-by-turn    $25
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 
SD Card slot    $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0$0 
Surround sound   $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300$300$300 
Text dictation$50$50$50$50 
Voice recorder$0$0$0$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot capability    $0
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)   $0 
Body kit   $0 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)    $250
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75$75$75$75 
Cornering lights$50$50$50$50 
Head-up display (HUD)$350$350$350  
Interior ambient lighting    $150
Interior ambient lighting, configurable$150$150$150$150 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display    $250
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25$25$25 
Spotter mirror(s)    $50
Steering-linked headlights$150$150$150$150 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150$150$150$150 
Launch control$100$100$100$100 
Regenerative braking$0$0$0$0 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats    $300
Door sill trim plates   $100$100
Folding third row seats$600$600$600$600 
Leather door panel trim$250$250$250$250 
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats$200$200$200$200 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75$75$75$75 
Memory system, passenger seat   $150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150$150$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150$150$150 
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50$50 
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50$50 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat    $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat    $100
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 trim$300$300$300$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200$200$200 
Rear air springs, auto-leveling$350$350$350$350 
Total Value of Features$10,320$12,270$12,270$13,120$7,245
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,075$5,025$5,025$5,875$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,889-4,720-4,719-5,5100

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Specifications Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182012
ModelX5Explorer
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase115.5 in112.6 in
Length193.2 in197.1 in
Width76.3 in78.9 in
Height69.4 in70.4 in
Curb Weight4,681 lb.4,558 lb.
Fuel Capacity22.4 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.5 in40.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room60.5 in61.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom40.4 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom38.8 in40.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room58.3 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in56.7 in
Row 2 Legroom36.6 in39.8 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 in33.2 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
22.9 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
22.943.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
66.0 ft380.7 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 Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Rear air vents with automatic controls100No
Proximity key250Yes
Rear dual-zone climate control125No
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested25030%
Total Not Requested57570%
Driving Assistance Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Total Requested10010%
Total Not Requested95090%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40030%
Total Not Requested95070%
Parking Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150No
Total Requested50053%
Total Not Requested45047%

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 Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Rear air vents with automatic controls100No
Proximity key250Yes
Rear dual-zone climate control125No
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested25030%
Total Not Requested57570%
Driving Assistance Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Total Requested10010%
Total Not Requested95090%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40030%
Total Not Requested95070%
Parking Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150No
Total Requested50053%
Total Not Requested45047%

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 Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Rear air vents with automatic controls100No
Proximity key250Yes
Rear dual-zone climate control125No
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested25030%
Total Not Requested57570%
Driving Assistance Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Total Requested10010%
Total Not Requested95090%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40030%
Total Not Requested95070%
Parking Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150No
Total Requested50053%
Total Not Requested45047%

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%
M Sport Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated steering wheel100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Speed limit information0No
Body kit0No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Door sill trim plates100Yes
Black exterior trim (optional)0No
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150No
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested100047%
Total Not Requested115053%
Driving Assistance Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Total Requested10010%
Total Not Requested95090%

Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Package 302A / 303A
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Inflatable rear seatbelts200No
Navigation system600Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power liftgate350Yes
Tailgating position, third row seats50No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Power-stowing third row seats400No
Total Requested327576%
Total Not Requested105024%

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