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2018 Ford Flex vs. 2018 BMW X3 Review

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Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex than in the BMW X3. The Ford Flex offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW X3, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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

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 Ford Flex will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW X3. 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 Ford Flex and the BMW X3 have similar Destination Charges.

The Ford Flex is a little wider than the BMW X3, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Ford Flex, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW X3.

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

The Ford Flex has a larger turning radius than the BMW X3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Ford Flex for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Flex has a little more horsepower than the BMW X3.

The Ford Flex offers greater seating capacity than the BMW X3, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Flex, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW X3.

The basic warranty of the Ford Flex is not as nearly as extensive as that of the BMW X3.

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2018 Ford

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MSRP*: $30,285 - $43,295

2018 BMW

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MSRP*: $42,650 - $54,500
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City MPG: 15 - 16 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 21 - 23 27 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 7 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $29,226 - $41,347 $40,165 - $51,185

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.