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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: $56,040

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $16,395

Lowest Total Invoice: $53,551

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $14,424

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018201820182016
ModelX5X5X5X5Explorer
TrimsDrive35ixDrive35ixDrive35dxDrive50iPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $56,950 $59,250 $60,750 $73,800 $52,970
Base Invoice $53,645 $55,785 $57,180 $69,315 $50,587
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 Package 1,700 1,700 1,700    
Executive Tier 2,800 2,800 2,800 2,950  
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550 550    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 2,200 2,200 2,200 2,200 1,995
Heated steering wheel 190 190 190    
Heated second row seats 350 350 350 350  
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 1,200 1,200 1,200    
M Sport Design       4,450  
Cooled or ventilated front seats       500  
Interior Design Package       1,950  
Cargo cover         130
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 Package 1,565 1,565 1,565    
Executive Tier 2,575 2,575 2,575 2,715  
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,105 1,105 1,105 1,105  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 505 505    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 2,025 2,025 2,025 2,025 1,895
Heated steering wheel 175 175 175    
Heated second row seats 320 320 320 320  
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 1,105 1,105 1,105    
M Sport Design       4,095  
Cooled or ventilated front seats       460  
Interior Design Package       1,795  
Cargo cover         124
Options (change) 14,490 14,490 14,490 15,300 2,125
Options (change) 13,335 13,335 13,335 14,080 2,019
Destination 995 995 995 995 945
Total Price $72,435 $74,735 $76,235 $90,095 $56,040
Total Invoice $67,975 $70,115 $71,510 $84,390 $53,551

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $17,235
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $15,227
Model Year20182018201820182016
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)255/50-19255/50-19255/50-19255/50-19255/50-20
Total Price$72,435$74,735$76,235$90,095$56,040
Adjustments for Features0-1,950-1,950-3,350-840
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$72,435$72,785$74,285$86,745$55,200
Cost Above Minimum$0$350$1,850$14,310$0
Total Invoice$67,975$70,115$71,510$84,390$53,551
Adjustments for Features0-1,829-1,829-3,138-803
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$67,975$68,286$69,681$81,252$52,748
Cost Above Minimum$0$311$1,706$13,277$0

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Features Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182018201820182016
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$300$300$300 
Power-adjustable pedals    $125
Remote app$25$25$25$25 
Remote start    $150
Remote window/roof operation$15$15$15$15 
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 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 
Cargo net    $40
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$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
Tow hook(s), front    $40
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass    $0
Cornering lights$50$50$50$50 
Head-up display (HUD)$350$350$350$350 
Interior ambient lighting    $150
Interior ambient lighting, configurable$150$150$150$150 
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 
Launch control$100$100$100$100 
Regenerative braking$0$0$0$0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats   $300$300
Door sill trim plates   $100 
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$10,095$12,045$12,045$13,445$10,935
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,950$1,950$3,350$840
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,829-1,829-3,138-803

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Specifications Comparison: BMW X5 vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182016
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 Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Rear air vents with automatic controls100No
Proximity key250Yes
Rear dual-zone climate control125No
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested35042%
Total Not Requested47558%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested60044%
Total Not Requested75056%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Power door closers300No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights500No
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested110050%
Total Not Requested110050%
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
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 liftgate100Yes
Total Requested35042%
Total Not Requested47558%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested60044%
Total Not Requested75056%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Power door closers300No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights500No
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested110050%
Total Not Requested110050%
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
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 liftgate100Yes
Total Requested35042%
Total Not Requested47558%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested60044%
Total Not Requested75056%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Power door closers300No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights500No
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Total Requested110050%
Total Not Requested110050%
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
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%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Power door closers300No
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights500No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Total Requested45028%
Total Not Requested115072%
M Sport Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated steering wheel100Yes
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 camera150Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested145067%
Total Not Requested70033%
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%
Interior Design Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Upholstered instrument panel, leather1000Yes
Total Requested1000100%
Total Not Requested00%

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