2005 BMW X5 vs. 1996 Ford Aerostar

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Ford Aerostar. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Ford Aerostar would be higher. At 2,979 cc (6 cylinders), 1996 Ford Aerostar is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 82 more horse power than 1996 Ford Aerostar. (133 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1996 Ford Aerostar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 655 kg more than 1996 Ford Aerostar. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1996 Ford Aerostar. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2005 BMW X5 (520 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 303 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Ford Aerostar. (217 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Ford Aerostar.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1996 Ford Aerostar
Make BMW Ford
Model X5 Aerostar
Year Released 2005 1996
Body Type SUV Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 2979 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 215 HP 133 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 217 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1515 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1860 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3030 mm


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