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2018 BMW X3 vs. 2018 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. The BMW X3 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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. Both the BMW X3 and the Honda Pilot have similar Destination Charges.

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 the same turning radius as the Honda Pilot, so they both maneuver the same 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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Compare the 2018 BMW X3 and the 2018 Honda Pilot.

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2018 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $42,650 - $54,500

2018 Honda
Pilot

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MSRP*: $30,900 - $47,470
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City MPG: 20 - 22 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 27 - 29 26 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $40,165 - $51,185 $28,259 - $43,372

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.