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2015 BMW X3 vs. 2015 Nissan Pathfinder Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the BMW X3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X3.

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 Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X3 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Pathfinder.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X3 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Handling
The BMW X3 has the same turning radius as the Nissan Pathfinder, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 has a lot less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
The BMW X3 has less seating than the Nissan Pathfinder, making the Nissan Pathfinder the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Pathfinder.

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

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2015 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $38,500 - $45,500

2015 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*: $29,510 - $43,100
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.12% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 19 - 21 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 26 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $35,420 - $41,860 $27,218 - $39,730

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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