Comparison - BMW X4 xDrive30i 2020 - vs - Ford Explorer ST-Line 2022

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2020 BMW X4 – ALL-NEW BMW X4 2020 xDrive30i (exterior, interior, and drive)
2019 BMW X4 xDrive30d M Sport (G02) - Kaufberatung, Test deutsch, Review, Fahrbericht Ausfahrt.tv
2015 BMW X4 xDrive35i Review by Fast Lane Daily
BMW X4 M40I 2018 First Drive Review | Drive.com.au
BMW X4 2019 NEW Full Drive Review Interior Exterior
2017 BMW X4 M40i Review and walkaround
2020 Ford Explorer Test Drive Video Review
2017 Ford Escape Review by THE BEST SELLING CROSSOVER
2018 Ford Explorer passenger-side small overlap IIHS
2020 Ford Explorer - Full Features Interior Exterior Infotainment
Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
51,100
Updated: 
01 Nov 2019
$
46,600
Updated: 
21 Aug 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2022
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
17.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
FLAMENCO RED METALLIC
#700015
PHYTONIC BLUE METALLIC
#1F466F
DARK OLIVE METALLIC
#3F3B2A
MINERAL WHITE METALLIC
#D9D9D9
DARK GRAPHITE METALLIC
#3C3C3C
JET BLACK
#141414
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
#252627
ALPINE WHITE
#F8F8EF
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C8C8C8
Color: 
Stone Blue Metallic
#3C516B
Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
#FDFFFB
Atlas Blue Metallic
#0741D6
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Carbonized Gray Metallic
#4F453E
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Forged Green Metallic
#374448
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28

Electric

Top Speed: 
130mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.00s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Fresh off its 2019 redesign, the X4 carries over into 2020 with minimal changes. The biggest news is that the twin-turbo six-cylinder of the M40i gets a serious boost in power, from 355 to 382. Base models add BMW's Comfort Access system as standard equipment. This system allows you to access the vehicle without removing the key fob from your pocket.

Pros
Snazzy exterior design,
good fuel economy,
entertaining driving dynamics from both trim levels.

Cons
Stingy cargo capacity relative to that of rival crossovers,
slim selection of standard driver-assistance features,
Android Auto is conspicuously absent.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 BMW X4 offers powerful engine performance, lithe handling, and an upscale cabin with user-friendly features, but it trails the competition in terms of interior space. This luxury compact SUV does not have an overall score or ranking because it hasn’t been fully crash tested.

Pros
Enjoyable ride and handling
Potent turbocharged engines
User-friendly infotainment system
Handsome interior

Cons
Snug rear headroom
Below-average cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

No significant changes for 2020.Part of the second X4 generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Both available engines are smooth, powerful and fuel-efficient
Easy personalization thanks to abundant standard and optional features
Impressive handling for an SUV

Cons
Sloping roofline compromises rear headroom and cargo space
Android Auto is not available
Pricey when fully optioned

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.30L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
310ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
248hp
at 5 200rpm
300hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Rear Parking Sensors
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
187.50in
198.80in
Width: 
75.50in
78.90in
Height: 
63.80in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
7.90in
Front Track: 
63.80in
Rear Track: 
65.60in
Wheel Base: 
112.70in
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.70in
43.00in
Rear leg room: 
35.50in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.50in
61.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.50cu.ft
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5300lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.50cu.ft
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4147.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power tailgate
power interior sunshade
power slide and lift control, wind deflector
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
40/20/40 split-folding rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Automatic climate control with micro-filter and air recirculation
Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
12-speakers
205-watt digital amplifier
HiFi Sound System
Apple CarPlay™ Compatibility with 1-year trial
Enhanced smartphone connectivity with additional microphone, USB connections, and ability for simultaneous device pairing
Live Cockpit Professional features a 12.3" instrument cluster, and 10.25" central information display.
The multi-input iDrive 7.0 system is operated by voice, touchscreen, and iDrive touchpad Controller.
USB Connection
32 GB of multimedia storage
Over-the-Air (OTA) updates for map data up to 4 times annually are also included
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control
LED Headlights with Cornering Lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.5 In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated anti-lock disc
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
ventilated anti-lock disc
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Gas-pressure shock absorbers
Active Guard with Frontal Collison Warning
Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking including Daytime Pedestrian Detection, and Speed Limit Information
BMW Assist eCall™ includes Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
Anti-theft alarm system
Adaptive Brakelights
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery
automatically unlocks doors; and turns on hazard and interior lights
Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
Park Distance Control, front and rear
front-passenger-seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
Head Protection System (HPS), front and rear
BMW's Active Protection System detects imminent accidents, then prepares by automatically pretensioning safety belts, closing windows and activating post-crash braking; includes Fatigue and Focus Alert feature
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Emergency Braking Preparation
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assistance Plus
Driving Assistance Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
M Sport Package 2
Convenience Package
Equipment Group 250A
Outfitters Bike – FrontLoader
Outfitters Cargo – MegaWarrior
Outfitters Cargo – SkyBox
Class IV Trailer Tow Package
Smoker's Package
Exterior Options: 
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Roof Rails In Satin Aluminum
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Non-Run-Flat Tires
Roof Rails In High-Gloss Shadowline
20" Y-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" Y-Spoke Ferric Grey Wheels W/All-Season Non Run-Flat Tires
Space-Saver Spare
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Splash Guards
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Roof Rails
Interior Options: 
Ambient Lighting
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Wireless Charging
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Carpet Mats
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Cargo Area Management System
2nd Row Bench
Cooler Bag W/Adjustable Carrying Strap
Cargo Organizer - Large
Cargo Mat
Cargo Organizer - Standard

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Vernasca w/Red Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#000000
Tacora Red Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#9C615B
Black Vernasca w/Blue Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#000000
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#9C745B
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#C4C0B5
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Mocha Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#5A5653
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#D9D3C7
Black Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#000000
Color: 
Ebony, leatherette/sueded microfiber
#000000