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2018 Honda Pilot vs. 2018 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. The BMW X3 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Pilot as you will with the BMW X3, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Pilot will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW X3. 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 Honda Pilot and the BMW X3 have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Honda Pilot for pulling heavy loads. The Honda Pilot has a little more horsepower than 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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2018 Honda
Pilot

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MSRP*: $30,900 - $47,470

2018 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $42,650 - $54,500
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City MPG: 18 - 20 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 26 - 27 27 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $28,259 - $43,372 $40,165 - $51,185

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.