Compare 2013 BMW X5 M vs 2013 Ford Explorer

2013 BMW X5 M
2013 Ford Explorer
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 12 17 $81,740 $88,850
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$81,740
$27,427
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,850
$29,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1481 / month
$485 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.000 40.500
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 40.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.000 61.000
Front Leg Room (in)
40.000 40.600
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.800
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.300
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 50.800
Second Leg Room (in)
36.600 39.800
Front Head Room (in)
39.300 41.400
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 151.700
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.000 61.300
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 33.200
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.400 67.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.600
Length, Overall (in)
191.000 197.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.400 70.400
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.800 67.000
Wheelbase (in)
115.500 112.600
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.500 78.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.200 80.700
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 21.000
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.800 43.800
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.200 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.600 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.500 18.600
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.200
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.500 15.750
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P315/35WR20 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P275/40WR20 P245/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5368 4534
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 10.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 175
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
500 @ 1500-5650 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA 998
Displacement
4.4L/268 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
555 @ 6000 290 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.400 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.340 2.870
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.900 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.140 1.410
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.690 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.170 4.480
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.520 1.840
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.000
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.860 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 M Ford Explorer
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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