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2015 BMW X1 vs. 2015 Ford Explorer Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the BMW X1, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X1 and the Ford Explorer.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the BMW X1, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Explorer.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X1 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Explorer. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X1 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Ford Explorer.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X1 is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X1, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Explorer.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW X1 and the Ford Explorer are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The BMW X1 has the same turning radius as the Ford Explorer, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X1 has a little less horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Utility
The BMW X1 has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X1 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Explorer.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X1 than that of the Ford Explorer.

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2015 BMW
X1

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MSRP*: $30,900 - $38,800

2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,600 - $42,670
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% --
City MPG: 18 - 23 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 27 - 34 22 - 24
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $28,430 - $35,695 $28,841 - $39,790

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