Comparison - Ford Explorer Platinum 2020 - vs - BMW X3 xDrive30i 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
58,250
Updated: 
19 Sep 2019
$
43,000
Updated: 
15 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
6
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.80gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#727476
Star White Metallic Tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Blue Diamond Metallic
#264154
Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#4A1414
Lucid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Silver Spruce Metallic
#B1BBB1
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Jet Black
#4F5055
Dark Olive Metallic
#524B38
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Mineral White Metallic
#7B7F89
Terra Brown Metallic
#4B3830

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Ford Explorer is fully redesigned for 2020.Part of the sixth Explorer generation introduced for 2020.The 2020 Ford Explorer comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Increased passenger space and cargo room
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Additional tech and driver assistance features

Cons
Maximum seating capacity is seven, and most are equipped to seat six
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Interior materials could be better in the higher trims
Not enough USB ports

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.

Pros
Great ride and handling
Attractive profile, styling
Soft, nicely detailed cabin
Quiet interior

Cons
Cramped third row
Sluggish/drab infotainment
Hybrid emphasizes capability, not mpg

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Ford Explorer ranked #18 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 11 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Impressive standard safety and tech features
Broad, airy cabin
Lots of cargo space
Lineup of powerful, refined engines

Cons
Bland interior in lower trims
So-so upgraded infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 BMW X3 ranked #6 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 22 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Nimble handling
Spacious, supportive seats
Above-average cargo capacity

Cons
Rivals are more opulent inside
Above-average starting price

By: 
usnews.com

The X3 also becomes a more full-fledged member of the BMW family with its upgraded interior. And at a time when some of the brand’s passenger-car offerings have strayed from BMW’s historically strong dynamics, the new X3 makes an encouraging showing there as well.

Pros
Chassis tuning like BMWs of old,
improved interior,
plenty of passenger and cargo space.

Cons
Imprecise variable-ratio steering,
goofy electronic shifter,
the entry-level four pales next to the six-cylinder.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.

Pros
Handsome exterior
Responsive and sharp powertrains
Standard automatic emergency braking this year
Good outward vision
Ample interior room

Cons
Can easily reach more than $60,000
CarPlay with a subscription? Really?
Conservative compared to competitors
No electrified version yet
Relatively heavy steering

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
380ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 500rpm
248hp
at 5 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
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
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Cargo Floor Mats
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.80in
185.90in
Width: 
78.90in
74.40in
Height: 
70.20in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
8.00in
Front Track: 
66.90in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
119.10in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
41.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.20
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
36.40in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.80in
57.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.90in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
62.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5600lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
28.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4727.00lbs
4167.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Remote keyless power door locks
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Sport Front Seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats

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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete) yes
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 total speakers
205 watts stereo output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
18 x 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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: 
Front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear 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: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Parking Assistant
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Adaptive headlights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
Premium Technology Package
Driving Assistance Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Parking Assistance Package
M Sport Package 2
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
21" Premium Aluminum Wheels
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rack Crossbars
License Plate Bracket
Splash Guards
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/Run-Flat All-Season Tires
Panoramic Moonroof
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat All-Season Tires
Roof Rails In Satin Aluminum
Trailer Hitch
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/Non-Run-Flat All-Season Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
Moonroof Deletion
Space-Saver Spare
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
2nd Row Bench
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Rear Cargo Well Protector
Smokers Kit W/Element
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Heated Steering Wheel
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Navigation System W/Touchpad
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Front Seats
Active Cruise Control
Wireless Charging
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#000000
Light Sandstone, premium leather
#CACBB4
Color: 
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#9C745B
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#D9D3C7
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#0B0B0B
Mocha Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#5A5653
Black Vernasca w/Blue Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#C4C0B5
Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000