Compare 2013 BMW X5 M vs 2013 Ford Flex

2013 BMW X5 M
2013 Ford Flex
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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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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $31,052 $33,300
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$81,740
$29,123
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,850
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1481 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 50.800
Second Leg Room (in)
36.600 44.300
Front Head Room (in)
39.300 41.800
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.000
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.000 58.400
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 33.300
Second Head Room (in)
39.000 40.500
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 41.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.000 58.100
Front Leg Room (in)
40.000 40.800
Third Head Room (in)
NA 38.700
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.500
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.400 68.000
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.800 65.400
Wheelbase (in)
115.500 117.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.500 75.900
Track Width, Front (in)
65.400 65.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.000 201.800
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 20.000
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 43.200
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 83.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 12.800 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.200 x - TBD - 13.000 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.500 18.600
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.500 17.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 40.700
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P315/35WR20 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P275/40WR20 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5368 4471
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 10.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
500 @ 1500-5650 254 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 998
Displacement
4.4L/268 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
555 @ 6000 287 @ 6250
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 17
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.860 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 M Ford Flex
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
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 - N/A
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 - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 3 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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