Comparison - BMW X5 M 2022 - vs - Ford Explorer King Ranch 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
106,100
Updated: 
30 Oct 2019
$
54,350
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2022
2021
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.90gals
20.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Marina Bay Blue Metallic
#3D54A5
Carbon Black Metallic
#5F6271
Black Sapphire Metallic
#232323
Mineral White Metallic
#D6D5D3
Donington Grey Metallic
#6E6D68
Toronto Red Metallic
#EE6D5A
Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
#18385A
Ametrine Metallic
#462836
Alpine White
#F3F3F3
Manhattan Green metallic
#5C614F
Jet Black
#000000
(Ind) Dravit Grey Metallic
#606465
Color: 
Forged Green Metallic
#374448
Stone Gray Metallic
#827C76
Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#53646C
Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
#FDFFFB
Atlas Blue Metallic
#0741D6
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The BMW X5 M is an amazing mix of very high performance, luxurious accommodation and SUV practicality, but it doesn’t come cheap.

Pros
Fabulous engine
Superb handling
Loads of technology

Cons
Ageing looks
Expensive to buy and run
Not all the safety features are standard

By: 
carwow.co.uk

For 2021, BMW gives the X5 M some new standard features and removes several standalone options. Android Auto is now finally offered. It's standard along with a one-year subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio with 360L. The previously optional roof rails and exterior trim in satin aluminum, night vision with pedestrian detection, and the rear-seat entertainment system have been eliminated. BMW also changes the Competition designation from a model to a package.

Pros
Jaw-dropping acceleration,
shockingly athletic for its size,
upscale cabin environment.

Cons
Ride will be too stiff for some,
cost will be too pricey for most,
don't even think of taking it off-road.

By: 
caranddriver.com

2021 Now available with Android Auto smartphone integration.Minor changes to feature availability and option packages.

Pros
Massive power from the twin-turbo V8
Impressive handling and braking for such a big vehicle
Includes tech and other features from the standard X5

Cons
Stiff and sometimes unyielding ride
Small mirrors and thick roof pillars create large blind spots
Not a lot of interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Ford Explorer's #16 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
Powerful engines
Plenty of features
Composed ride and handling

Cons
Low-rent interior
Second- and third-row seats less comfortable than in rivals
Upgraded infotainment system not much of an upgrade

By: 
usnews.com

For 2021 New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.More affordable version of the Explorer ST debuts..Platinum trim is now available for the Hybrid model.New off-road-themed Timberline debuts midway through the model year.

Pros
Strong engines for quick acceleration
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Roomy cargo area

Cons
Too much wind noise at highway speeds
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Lackluster interior material quality

By: 
edmunds.com

Ford has made a few tweaks to its mid-size crossover for 2021, such as making heated seats standard on the XLT, offering a heated steering wheel as an optional feature on that model, and including an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat on the Limited, ST, and Platinum models. A Sport Appearance package is now available on the XLT trim, and it includes 20-inch aluminum wheels that are coated in Carbonized Gray paint.A high-end King Ranch trim joins the lineup and features unique mahogany-colored leather upholstery.

Pros
Smooth and controlled ride,
cargo friendly interior design,
comfortable front seats.

Cons
Third row space is tight,
plasticky interior bits,
most desirable models are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.40L
3.00L
Torque: 
553ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
380ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
600hp
at 6 000rpm
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
42.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
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: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Adaptive Cruise Control
Automatic Parking Assist
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.00in
198.80in
Width: 
79.30in
78.90in
Height: 
68.90in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
7.90in
Front Track: 
66.80in
Rear Track: 
66.40in
Wheel Base: 
117.00in
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.80
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.40
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
39.80in
43.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
61.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
72.30cu.ft
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5600lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.90cu.ft
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
5425.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Lockable glove compartment
Light inside glove compartment

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Exterior mirrors – electrically adjustable, integrated direction indicators, heated, in body colour
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding center armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
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: 
Four Zone Climate Control
Ambient lighting
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
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: 
WiFi hotspot preparation
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging
12.3" Control Display with Touch Functionality
12.3" Digital Instrument Display
32GB hard disc drive (HDD) memory
BMW Legal Emergency Call
iDrive Touch Controller with shortcut buttons
USB connection, USB type A 1.5A in cupholder, USB Type C 3A in centre armrest
16 Total Speakers
464 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
980 Watts Stereo Output
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Adaptive LED headlights
Decorative moulting, window frame
Window guide rail
B and C pillars
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 11.5 In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
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 Front Disc
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
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: 
Active Protection
Turn Signal Mirrors
Drive Recorder
Approach Control warning
Crossing-traffic warning, rear
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Speed-limit information
M Head-up Display
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off, interior lighting and activation of the safety battery terminal clamp
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation and windscreen wiper control
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
LED Headlamp
4-Wheel ABS
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Emergency Braking Preparation
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
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
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Executive Package
Competition Package
Competition Package 2
Smoker's Package
Equipment Group 701A
Premium Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
21"/22" M Star-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Non Run-Flat Tires
Outfitters Cargo - MegaWarrior
Outfitters Bike - Front Loader
Outfitters Cargo - Skybox
Dual Panel Moonroof
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Splash Guards
Wheel Lock Kit
License Plate Bracket
Interior Options: 
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Mobility Kit
2nd Row Bench
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Carpet Mats
Cargo Mat
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black full merino, premium leather
#000000
Silverstone full merino, premium leather
#B5BABD
Sakhir Orange/Black full merino, premium leather
#955146
Ivory White/Night blue full merino, premium leather
#DDDAD3
Black full merino/Midrand Beige, premium leather/alcantara
#000000
Adelaide Grey full merino, premium leather
#736E68
Taruma Brown full merino, premium leather
#8D715C
Silverstone Extended merino, premium leather
#B5BABD
Black Extended merino, premium leather
#000000
Color: 
Mesa/Norias, Premium leather
#3E362D