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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2004 Ford Crown Victoria

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Ford Crown Victoria. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Ford Crown Victoria would be higher. At 4,605 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 Ford Crown Victoria is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Ford Crown Victoria (224 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Ford Crown Victoria should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 330 kg more than 2004 Ford Crown Victoria.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2004 Ford Crown Victoria. 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) has 177 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Ford Crown Victoria. (343 Nm). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Ford Crown Victoria. 2004 Ford Crown Victoria has automatic transmission and 2005 BMW X5 has manual transmission. 2005 BMW X5 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2004 Ford Crown Victoria will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2004 Ford Crown Victoria
Make BMW Ford
Model X5 Crown Victoria
Year Released 2005 2004
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 4605 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 224 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 343 Nm
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 90 mm
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1840 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 5390 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1990 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2920 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 72 L


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