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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Ford Expedition Review

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2021 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $59,400 to $82,800
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2021 Ford
Expedition

MSRP*: $49,625 to $77,425
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Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $47,640 to $74,162
MPG - City 16 - 21 MPG 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 72.3 ft3 104.6 ft3
Engine Inline-6, V-8 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 375 - 400 hp
Towing Capacity 7,200 lbs 9,200 - 9,300 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 210.0 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 43.9 in
Rear 41.5 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 40.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Expedition than in the BMW X5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Expedition will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X5 as you will with the Ford Expedition, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Expedition. 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 X5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Expedition.

Dimensions
The BMW X5 is a little narrower than the Ford Expedition, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the BMW X5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Expedition.

Handling
The BMW X5 has the same turning radius as the Ford Expedition, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Ford Expedition is clearly the choice over the BMW X5 for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the Ford Expedition.

Powertrain
The BMW X5 has much lower torque than the Ford Expedition, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The BMW X5 has less seating than the Ford Expedition, making the Ford Expedition the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Expedition.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X5 than that of the Ford Expedition.