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2014 Ford Flex vs. 2015 BMW X3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex than in the BMW X3. The Ford Flex will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its 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). Clearly, the Ford Flex is a better financial choice over the BMW X3, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Ford Flex will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the BMW X3.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Flex is much wider than the BMW X3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Flex doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW X3.

Handling
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.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Flex greatly out-muscles the BMW X3.

Utility
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.

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


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2014 Ford
Flex

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MSRP*: $29,015 - $42,375

2015 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $45,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 3.11%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% As low as 3.10%
City MPG: 16 - 18 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 23 - 25 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Invoice*: $27,346 - $39,515 $35,330 - $41,490

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