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2015 BMW X3 vs. 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
The BMW X3 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

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

Handling
The BMW X3 has the same turning radius as the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

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

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

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2015 BMW
X3

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

2014 Nissan
Pathfinder Hybrid

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MSRP*: $35,300 - $44,550
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.12% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 19 - 27
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
25
Highway MPG: 26 - 34 27 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $35,420 - $41,860 $32,548 - $41,065

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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