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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2022 Honda Pilot Review

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2021 BMW
X3

MSRP*: $43,000 to $56,600
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2022 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $39,060 to $50,620
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MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 62.7 ft3 82.1 - 83.8 ft3
Engine 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 382-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 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 3,500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 - 186.1 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 40.0 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.5 - 39.1 in
Front 39.5 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.9 in
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 the same turning radius as the Honda Pilot, so they both maneuver the same 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
The BMW X3 has less seating than the Honda Pilot, making the Honda Pilot the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Honda Pilot.

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