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2015 Honda Pilot vs. 2015 BMW X3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Pilot than in the BMW X3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda Pilot and 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). Clearly, the Honda Pilot is a better financial choice over the BMW X3, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Pilot carries a much lower Destination Charge than the BMW X3.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the BMW X3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Pilot, which is slightly longer than the BMW X3.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda Pilot doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW X3.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a smaller turning radius than the BMW X3, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Pilot greatly out-muscles the BMW X3.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Honda Pilot more than the BMW X3, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Honda Pilot, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW X3.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Pilot is not as nearly as extensive as that of the BMW X3.

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2015 Honda
Pilot

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MSRP*: $29,870 - $41,620

2015 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $38,500 - $45,500
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 3.11%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.47% As low as 3.10%
City MPG: 17 - 18 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 8 - 8 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $27,319 - $38,037 $35,420 - $41,860

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