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2014 BMW X3 vs. 2014 Honda Pilot Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Pilot than in the BMW X3, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X3 and the Honda Pilot.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X3 as you will with the Honda Pilot, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 X3 is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Pilot. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW X3 is much higher than that for the Honda Pilot.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 is much slimmer than the Honda Pilot, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW X3 is slightly shorter than the Honda Pilot, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW X3 and the Honda Pilot are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a larger turning radius than the Honda Pilot, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Honda Pilot for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X3 has a little less horsepower than the Honda Pilot.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the BMW X3 seats a lot fewer people than the Honda Pilot. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Honda Pilot.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X3 than that of the Honda Pilot.


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2014 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $39,800 - $44,900
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2014 Honda
Pilot

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MSRP*: $29,670 - $41,420
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.88% As low as 2.38%
City MPG: 19 - 21 17 - 18
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 8 - 8
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $36,615 - $41,310 $27,137 - $37,854

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