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2015 BMW X3 vs. 2014 Ford Flex Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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.

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). The BMW X3 is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Flex. 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 X3 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Ford Flex.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X3 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Ford Flex.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Flex, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 has a lot less horsepower than the Ford Flex.

Utility
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.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X3 than that of the Ford Flex.


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2015 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $45,100

2014 Ford
Flex

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MSRP*: $29,015 - $42,375
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% As low as 5.85%
City MPG: 19 - 21 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 23 - 25
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
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $35,330 - $41,490 $27,346 - $39,515

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