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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Honda Pilot Review

New 2021 BMW X3

2021 BMW
X3

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New 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda
Pilot

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MSRP*
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$43,000 to $56,600
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$32,550 to $50,220
Invoice* $40,490 to $53,140 $29,764 to $45,881
MPG - City 21 - 25 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge 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.

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

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
With the Honda Pilot, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the BMW X3. The BMW X3 has a little less horsepower than the Honda Pilot.

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.

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