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2018 BMW X3 vs. 2018 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 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW X3, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The BMW X3 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Flex, making it more convenient to drive.

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. Both the BMW X3 and the Ford Flex have similar Destination Charges.

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 similar torque, the BMW X3 and the Ford Flex are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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 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.

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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2018 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $42,650 - $54,500

2018 Ford
Flex

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MSRP*: $30,285 - $43,295
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City MPG: 20 - 22 15 - 16
Highway MPG: 27 - 29 21 - 23
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $40,165 - $51,185 $29,226 - $41,347

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.