Compare 2009 BMW 3-Series vs 2009 Ford Expedition

2009 BMW 3-Series
2009 Ford Expedition
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 17 26 $46,645 $50,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $33,580 $36,500
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 17 26 $38,825 $42,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 16 25 $40,570 $44,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335d RWD 23 36 $40,390 $43,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 16 25 $38,915 $42,300
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 27 $32,570 $35,400
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $34,410 $37,400
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $61,180 $66,500
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $53,220 $57,850
M3 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $50,460 $54,850
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2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Expedition 2WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $36,661 $40,180
Expedition 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $40,706 $44,950
Expedition 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $38,979 $43,010
Expedition 2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $32,060 $34,845
Expedition 4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 12 17 $39,256 $43,080
Expedition 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 12 17 $43,287 $47,850
Expedition 4WD 4-Door Limited 12 17 $41,560 $45,910
Expedition 4WD 4-Door XLT 12 17 $34,670 $37,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,985
$36,661
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,550
$40,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$743 / month
$670 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
It’s not cheap and it is kind of heavy, but the 2009 BMW M3 offers the kind of performance that brought Porsche 911s and Chevy Corvettes fame on the racetrack and on the streets. Besides being a great tow rig, the 2009 Ford Expedition is big and comfortable; it's one of just a few vehicles in which the third row is usable by adults.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 63.2
Passenger Capacity
4 8
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 63.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.1
Third Hip Room (in)
- 50.2
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.9
Third Leg Room (in)
- 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 78.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 -
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 77.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 119.0
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 39.2
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 56.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 34.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 206.5
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 34.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 48.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.0 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 44.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 55.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 82.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 108.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 13.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 18.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.0 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)
11.8 x - TBD - 13.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 28
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.16
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 40.83
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P265/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T5N
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
NA P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA T5N
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2305
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 654
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2305
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 654
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 654
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 2305
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3792 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2778
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4250
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2791
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 2250
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 5.4L/330
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 310 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas I6 FFV V8
Fuel System
MPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 365 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA 995
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Ford Expedition
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door
Body Code
- 119" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 34.9
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 34.9
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.4
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4250
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.31
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4250
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 11.4
Frame
Frame Type
- Fully Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- - TBD -

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