Compare 2013 Ford Expedition EL vs 2013 BMW X3

2013 Ford Expedition EL
2013 BMW X3
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2WD 4-Door XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $40,390 $43,315
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $43,095 $46,215
2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $46,186 $49,530
2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $47,655 $51,105
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $48,890 $52,430
4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $50,359 $54,005
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $35,740 $38,850
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $40,435 $43,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,390
$35,740
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,315
$38,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$722 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The BMW X3 is a great-looking crossover, with a spacious, versatile, and classy interior; and with the introduction of a new base turbo four for 2013 in the xDrive28i, it gets better mileage with no compromise in performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
51.800 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.700 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.100 39.9
Third Head Room (in)
38.000 -
Front Hip Room (in)
60.200 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
67.100 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.100 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.500 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
59.900 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.200 57.3
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Leg Room (in)
37.700 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.700 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.1
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
39.200 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
56.700 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.300 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
221.300 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.700 -
Height, Overall (in)
77.700 65.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.100 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
51.100 -
Wheelbase (in)
131.000 110.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.700 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.800 74.1
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64.3
Track Width, Front (in)
- 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
- 183.0
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
85.500 19.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.400 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
98.300 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
130.800 56.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
28.900 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
42.600 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
60.200 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.169 x 0.866 13.0 x 0.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.503 x 1.338 12.9 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
33.500 17.7
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.000 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.930 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.8
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A -
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A -
Rear Tire Size
P275/65R18 P245/50R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Front Tire Size
P275/65R18 P245/50R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1335 794
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8900 5291
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2922 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7540 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2922 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
15000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4112
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
20.600 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
2250 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Engine
Displacement
5.4L/330 2.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5100 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3600 260 @ 1250-4800
Engine Order Code
995 N20
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 24
Transmission
Trans Type
6 8
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.860 1.29
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.400 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.340 3.14
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.140 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.690 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.170 4.71
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.520 2.11
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Expedition EL BMW X3
Body Code
131" WB -
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.730 -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.900 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Five-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4250 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.900 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Joint Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.417 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Fully Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.5 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4 (2012)
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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