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2020 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

 

Utility, luxury and convenience come together in the new 2020 BMW X5 to give you the ultimate driving experience. Think of it as a fearless leader and one of BMW’s most advanced models. It capitalizes on its characteristics with its evolutionary improvements that illustrate BMW’s eternal commitment to luxury and driver engagement. Be prepared to have your mind blown from the X5’s inline 6 cylinder engine.

With three spacious rows of seats as well as what can be described as generous cargo space, the new 2021 Ford Explorer is purpose built for shuttling families. It comes along with a hybrid option and a turbocharged four cylinder engine. It also comes along with heavy and costly maintenance, safety concerns and agility issues.

Design & Style

2020 BMW X5 exudes confidence in its appearance. Its specially designed kidney grilles and aerodynamics makes it agile and even more appealing to look at and drive. Its 22 inch wheels let you drive above the rest in style. But that’s not all. Once settled inside the X5 2020, you are treated to a neatly designed cabin lined with upscale materials, a myriad of charging points for your devices and depending on the options you chose, a slew of luxurious extras. You get to enjoy power adjustable front seats with driver memory, panoramic sunroof, rain sensing windshield wipers and customizable ambient lighting. Remote start, acoustic glass, heated front armrests and soft close doors all make the X5 one of BMW’s most luxurious models.

2021 Ford Explorer features an interior design that closely borders on uninspired craftsmanship. The cabin is functional though. Comfort scores a bang average. You have to give it up to the exceptional exterior design though which is somewhat impressive.

Technology & Safety

Twin 12.3 inch displays create a contemporary look and feel to the otherwise retro looking and restrained cockpit. One display serves as a digital gauge display – a luxurious feature that is becoming increasingly common with BMW. The other display provides easy access to the car’s infotainment system which is designed to run the latest version of the now revolutionary BMW iDrive Software. It gets even more interesting with the fact that users can easily control the system using different methods including gesture controls which are fast and less intuitive than using the center console or touching the screen. Safety features include emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control system, blind spot monitoring and standard lane departure warning.

2021 Ford Explorer comes along with an 8.0” touchscreen infotainment which is standard in so many ways. The infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto capability, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi hotspot. The most notable safety feature has got to be automated emergency braking and to some extent, forward collision warning.

Performance

Today, there are now as much as three gasoline engines, each directly associated with a different X5 model. The 2020 BMW X5s wearing the xDrive4Oi or the sDrive4Oi badges are powered by a 6 cylinder inline engine capable of churning out as much as 335hp. The xDrive5Oi comes along with a gusty 456 hp twin turbocharged V8 engine. With the torque and everything, the new 2020 BMW X5 hits the 60mph mark in less than 4 seconds. It goes further to redefine stable handling and agility with strong cornering without compromising safety. Note that all the three engines are paired to an 8 speed automatic transmission.

The Bottom Line

BMW 2020 X5 is without a doubt BMW’s most advanced model. It meets expectations and even surpasses them with ease. From agility and handling to safety, performance and even fuel consumption, it ticks off the boxes.

 

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