Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex than in the BMW X3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Flex will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X3.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X3 as you will with the Ford Flex, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.
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). Whether you pick the BMW X3 or the Ford Flex, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X3 and the Ford Flex have similar Destination Charges.
Since the BMW X3 is much slimmer than the Ford Flex, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Flex.
With similar torque, the BMW X3 and the Ford Flex are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.
The BMW X3 has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Flex, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Ford Flex for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X3 has a little less horsepower than the Ford Flex.
The BMW X3 has less seating than the Ford Flex, making the Ford Flex the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Flex.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X3 than that of the Ford Flex.
Compare the 2014 BMW X3 and the 2014 Ford Flex.
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MSRP*: $39,800 - $44,900
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MSRP*: $31,100 - $44,120
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 2.99%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 3.00%||--|
|City MPG:||19 - 21||16 - 18|
|Highway MPG:||26 - 28||23 - 25|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||7 - 7|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$36,615 - $41,310||$29,312 - $41,143|
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