2020 BMW X4 vs. 2020 Ford Explorer: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 BMW X4 vs. 2020 Ford Explorer Review

New 2020 BMW X4

2020 BMW
X4

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New 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*
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$51,100 to $61,000
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$32,765 to $58,250
Invoice* $48,025 to $57,230 $31,781 to $55,920
MPG - City 21 - 23 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 27 - 28 24 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Explorer than in the BMW X4, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X4.

Convenience
The Ford Explorer requires fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW X4, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The BMW X4 is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Explorer. 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 X4 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Explorer.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X4 is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X4, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Explorer.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Explorer.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X4 has a lot less horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Utility
The BMW X4 has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X4 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Explorer.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X4 than that of the Ford Explorer.