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2023 BMW X3 vs. 2022 Honda Pilot Review

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2023 BMW
X3

MSRP*: $46,200 to $61,000
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2022 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $38,080 to $51,870
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MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 62.7 ft3 82.1 - 83.9 ft3
Engine
  • 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 382-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 280-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 248 - 382 hp 280 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 in 196.5 in
Exterior Width 74.4 - 74.7 in 78.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.4 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.9 in

*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.

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.

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. 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 Honda Pilot.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a larger turning radius than the Honda Pilot, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X3 has a little less horsepower than the Honda Pilot.

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

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.