• Cart

2005 BMW X5 vs. 2011 Ford F-450

To start off, 2011 Ford F-450 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 BMW X5. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 BMW X5 would be higher. At 6,700 cc (8 cylinders), 2011 Ford F-450 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Ford F-450 (399 HP @ 2800 RPM) has 184 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Ford F-450 should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2011 Ford F-450 (1,085 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 565 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 BMW X5. (520 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2011 Ford F-450 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 BMW X5. 2011 Ford F-450 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. 2011 Ford F-450 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2011 Ford F-450
Make BMW Ford
Model X5 F-450
Year Released 2005 2011
Body Type SUV Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 6700 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 399 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 1085 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 6680 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 2438 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 2024 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 4379 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 142 L


More Comparisons


Replacing Your Front Disc Brakes Made Simple: The Definitive DIY Guide
Replace the front disc brakes of your vehicle and save money on labour cost. Read this guide to learn how. [read more]
What to look for when buying a used/second hand car.
Diligence through every step of the buying process will help you find a reliable used car and avoid any unpleasant surprises. [read more]
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Perform an Oil Change on Your Car
One of the most effective ways of saving money on car maintenance is to change the oil yourself. [read more]